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Is it bad to eat seafood when pregnant?

Is it bad to eat seafood when pregnant?

Moderation/no sushi: Eating seafood is ok as long as you do so in moderation (being aware of mercury levels in the seafood you eat for your geographic region). Fish high in mercury include tuna, ahi, swordfish, sea bass, mackerel, tilefish, shark, marlin, etc. Additionally, you should only eat cooked seafood, avoiding the raw seafoods where infection risk is higher. ...Read more

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Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination of the sea. Fish can be a very good food during your pregnancy. One to two servings a week is recommended. The fish high in mercury are king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Tuna is actually ok, but salmon would be a better choice. ...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 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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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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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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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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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