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Is It Ok To Eat Tuna Fish While Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I was pregnant I are tuna fish and then got hives and threw up a few times, is it possible I'm allergic to tuna fish now? I don't dare to try it
Limit- high mercury!: Unfortunately our oceans are polluted. Tuna is among the fish higher in Mercury, which is very toxic to developing babies. The US EPA says pregnant women can eat 8-12 ounces of light canned tuna/week but should avoid albacore. However, other experts feel it's wise to avoid all tuna in pregnancy- see http://tinyurl.com/pkuxagy Wild salmon, low in mercury but high in Omega 3's is the safest to eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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