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Doctor insights on: Harm To Baby Eating Raw Seafood

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Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Possibly: Cooking makes sure that potentially infectiousare killed. We have all seen examples of withdrawal of ground beef for this reason. Undercooked meat is a risk, not a certainty. ...Read more

Raw Seafood (Definition)

Raw seafood may contain bacteria that cause ...Read more


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Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Food in Pregnancy: One of the biggest concerns during pregnancy is a bacteria called listeria that is often found in unpasteurized cheeses and spoiled foods. If you have symptoms you should go to your doctor immediately. Even if no symptoms, you should be getting routine obstetrical care and should discuss your eating the spoiled food. A useful resource is: http://www.Cdc.Gov/pregnancy/infections-listeria.Html. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

Safer than you think: It's usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes made with raw or cooked fish when you're pregnant. However, depending on what fish the sushi is made from. For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. ...Read more

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Can you eat unpasteurized cheese that is thoroughly cooked while pregnant?

Can you eat unpasteurized cheese that is thoroughly cooked while pregnant?

Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more

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How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

Sushi & pregnancy.: 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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Can eating spicy food harm baby ? 16 weeks pregnant

Can eating spicy food harm baby ? 16 weeks pregnant

No.: No. I have never seen any information suggesting that garlic, black or red pepper, or any other commonly used culinary spice can harm a baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice cause any harm in my future?

Eating raw rice cause any harm in my future?

Not a good idea: Eating anything that is meant to be cooked raw increases chances of infection as if such agents were present they would not be killed without cooking. Rice absorbs fluid and if you eat too much raw rice you can get stomach discomfort as the rice expands in size when it is submitted to fluid contents of your intestinal area and fluid that you drink. Eating raw rice is a bad idea. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

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

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Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

As another: As another doctor, dr gregory mosolf, put it: "just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon.". ...Read more

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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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If you vomit intentionally after eating undercooked fish can that prevent food poisoning?

Anisakiasis: Anisakiasis is the principal "worm" infestation of the stomach, caused by ingesting anisakis larvae in raw or undercooked fish. Within a few hours, there is severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (relieved after endoscopic removal of worm). As you know, raw fish (sushi, sashimi) are increasingly popular--choose carefully your source of fish (farm raised, not wild caught) & food preparer. ...Read more

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Is eating a tuna salad sandwich ok to eat during pregnancy?

Is eating a tuna salad sandwich ok to eat during pregnancy?

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 more

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When is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

When is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

Peanut allergies: Another good reason to delay feeding peanuts (and peanut butter) to a baby is that peanut allergy is fairly common and can be extremely serious. For that reason, it is recommended to not feed children peanuts or peanut butter until after their first birthday to allow their immune system to develop a bit more. ...Read more

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Can eating too much peanut butter while pregnant give your unborn child a peanut allergy?

Can eating too much peanut butter while pregnant give your unborn child a peanut allergy?

Unclear: There is some evidence that exposure to peanut butter in pregnancy can increase the fetal risk of an allergy, but the risk seems to be limited to those with a strong family history of this allergy. ...Read more

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Please help! when is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

Please help! when is it safe to start feeding baby raw peanuts?

Controversy: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggests that early introduction of highly allergenic foods such as peanuts may reduce children’s risk for developing food allergies. This is opposed to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations of waiting until 3 years for peanuts. Discuss with child's doctor. ...Read more