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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Cooked red snapper fish is safe during pregnancy?

Cooked red snapper fish is safe during pregnancy?

Yes: All meat, poultry and fish should be eaten cooked; no raw or undercooked food. In addition, while preparing food, make sure to separate food items and clean all surfaces. Lastly, try to limit the consumption of predator fishes, like swordfish & tuna. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women safely eat swai fish?

Can pregnant women safely eat swai fish?

Swai fish are: Reported to have low levels of mercury so unless caught from contaminated water ways it should be fine. See: http://seafoodhealthfacts. Org/sh-more-pregnant. Php ...Read more

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What kind of fish can pregnant women eat?

What kind of fish can pregnant women eat?

Most: Avoid shark, tilefish, swordfish, orange roughy, an ahi tuna as they have the highest mercury levels. Yellow fin and albacore tuna are ok in moderation, as is sea bass and mackerel.
Make sure your fish is cooked.
Check this website out:
http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury. Htm. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat Cod fish?

Can pregnant women eat Cod fish?

Yes: The concern with eating fish has to do with exposure to mercury. Two servings of cod fish a week is considered safe. This brochure from the NY City health department reviews the FDA guidelines: http://www. Nyc. Gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/edp/mercury_brochure. Pdf ...Read more

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I read in japan pregnant women continue to eat sushi and raw fish when pregant. I read that there are no conclusive studies regarding the ban, true?

I read in japan pregnant women continue to eat sushi and raw fish when pregant. I read that there are no conclusive studies regarding the ban, true?

The FDA disapproves!: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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Should pregnant women not eat fish or sea food? I heard it can harm the child. But I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have consumed various fish

Should pregnant women not eat fish or sea food? I heard it can harm the child. But I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have consumed various fish

The risk of mercury: Ingestion is the? Answered by the mayo clinic. See guidelines at http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158. Fyi, it's best to get a flu vaccine & start a 400? g/day folate (folic acid) supplement at least 3 mos. Prior to conception. I'm sure you're on pnv's & folate (folic acid) now. You can get a flu shot 2nd trimester. Use the free "my pregnancy today" app from the baby center for more info & tips. ...Read more

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What fish can I eat when pregnant if any?

What fish can I eat when pregnant if any?

Fish is Great!: Fish is a great option when you're pregnant. Raw or undercooked meat of any kind such is not recommended however, due to the potential for parisitic and roundworm infections. I do not even suggest sushi during pregnancy despite the quality of the meat of many sushi restaurants. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat silver fish when pregnant?

Is it ok to eat silver fish when pregnant?

Too much Mercury.: Apparently Silver fish has a very high Mercury content, and should be avoided completely while pregnant. ...Read more

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What not to eat when you are pregnant beside fish?

What not to eat when you are pregnant beside fish?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fish everyday when you are trying to pregnant? Am 27 yrs.

Is it ok to eat fish everyday when you are trying to pregnant? Am 27 yrs.

No problem: Because some fish may accumulate toxic substances (metals, carcinogens) I would recommend a more varied diet during pregnancy. At a minimum, vary the type/source of the fish as much as possible. ...Read more

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Is fried fish good for pregnant woman?

The mercury content: Should be assessed. Different types of fish can have markedly varied mercury content. ...Read more

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Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes: Whiting have relatively low levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Catfish: Catfish is safe for consumption. All fish is is safe it is the amount that is the concern. Fish that are high in mercury (Swordfish, Shark) should be eaten in limited amounts. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to eat fish and other seafood when I'm pregnant?

Is it dangerous for me to eat fish and other seafood when I'm pregnant?

Check mercury levels: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: Shark, Swordfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Big Eye & AHI Tuna, Orange Roughy & Tilefish.
Limit intake of Yellow fin and White Albacore Tuna, Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass.
For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater> ...Read more

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I am craving fish but I am also over 35 and pregnant. Is it ok to eat swai and whiting during pregnancy?

I am craving fish but I am also over 35 and pregnant. Is it ok to eat swai and whiting during pregnancy?

In moderation: Here is a list of fish that you should avoid and other fish that are safe in moderation.
http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury. Htm. ...Read more

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I eat fish about 4 days a week (salmon and ahi tuna). I'm also trying to get pregnant. Is it okay to eat this much fish until I get pregnant?

I eat fish about 4 days a week (salmon and ahi tuna). I'm also trying to get pregnant. Is it okay to eat this much fish until I get pregnant?

Probably too much: The only safe amount of fish during pregnancy is none. The FDA has guidelines about how much and what types of fish are more or less dangerous, depending on the amount of mercury the specific fish is thought to contain.

Planning such a diet should occur before conception and in consultation with you OB.

Generally, large fish with a long lifespan (e.g., tuna) have higher mercury levels. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? I'm 17weeks

Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? I'm 17weeks

Yes: Fresh water fish and shrimp. Fish and shrimps from fish tank may have mercury and not ideal in pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat porgy fish while pregnant?

Is it ok to eat porgy fish while pregnant?

Avoid.: Porgy fish was noted to be high in mercury the last time this was checked. Be safe and don't. See http://www. Ewg. Org/research/brain-food/fish-women-should-avoid ...Read more

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I'm pregnant am I allowed to eat swai fish?

Fish and pregnancy: Fish to avoid during pregnancy:
swordfish
shark
king mackerel
tilefish
the bigger and older the fish, the more mercury it might have. ...Read more

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Can you suggest what fish to eat when pregnant?

Can you suggest what fish to eat when pregnant?

Limit raw Fish: Pregnant women and most others should limit the ingestion of raw meats especially raw fish. Raw shellfish may cause hepatitis. Raw fish such as herring may cause parisitic or roundworm infestations. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant is it ok to eat canned tuna fish?

15 weeks pregnant is it ok to eat canned tuna fish?

Yes: Canned tuna is fine in pregnancy. There have been no recorded cases of mercury poisening from canned tuna, which is the concern when eating large ocean going fish. ...Read more

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Pregnant what fish can I eat to get omega fatty acids?

Pregnant what fish can I eat to get omega fatty acids?

Best to? What fish: Best to ask what fish to avoid. Dietary mercury has been implicated in the causation of many disorders, including autism, adhd, and learning disabilities. Avoid oly fish that may be contaminated with mercury. See website for list of fish to avoid. Http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury. Htmn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

Most Seafoods are: Safe to eat during pregnancy. Preferably eat the cooked ones and not raw to prevent ingestion of parasites and bacteria.Check the link below for useful tips. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158. ...Read more