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Eating Raw Seafood During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more
Occ.,get safer types: Good question. Tuna is relatively high in mercury which can be dangerous for developing babies so authorities advise limiting albacore to 6 ounces per week.However,other types of tuna like skipjack/ chuck light have less mercury. I recommend everyone who eats canned tuna get Safe Catch brand which is certified to have relatively low mercury.See https://safecatch.com and http://tinyurl.com/jmm9ur6 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It expands: Eating raw rice is probably not the cleanest idea and since the cooking process kills off germs. Also it expands a lot when it absorbs water in your stomach and could make you feel quite ill. I recommend cooking it first. ...Read more
Are raw pasteurized eggs okay during pregnancy? i'm craving a caesar salad and the restaurant makes their own dressing using raw but pasteurized eggs.
Yes: Yes . There should be no problem with this as long as eggs/ dressing are properly refrigerated ...Read more
Cooking?: If cooked, yes. Otherwise stay away fro raw daily that has not been pasteurized. You exposure yourself to bacteria that can be especially harmful,to your to baby. If you get these infections (like listeria), the diagnosis can lead to late miscarriage, fetal,demise or several mental challenge in life. ...Read more
UncookedorUnheated?: You should not eat any raw meat, fish, or eggs if you are pregnant. However, most packaged hot dogs have been previously cooked, and can be eaten unheated, provided they have been properly refrigerated and are not past their expiration date. Check label - should state: "fully cooked." most hot dogs contain a lot of calories, fat, and additives, so they're not the healthiest food, esp if pregnant. ...Read more
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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