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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to eat canned tuna while pregnant? How much seafood is ok during pregnancy i dont eat beef or pork?

Is it ok to eat canned tuna while pregnant? How much seafood is ok during pregnancy i dont eat beef or pork?

"Seafood" diet: Thankfully, you are on a seafood food and not "see any food" diet. Fish is an excellent source of protein during pregnancy including tuna, with one major exception. Fresh fish caught in mercury poisoned and infested lakes is off limits to pregnant mothers and generally the rest of the population as well. ...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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Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

No: From the centers for disease control: "?do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, other deli meats (e.g., bologna), or fermented or dry sausages unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°f or until steaming hot just before serving." at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/listeriosis/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat canned tuna when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat canned tuna when pregnant?

Yes: Tuna is safe for consumption as long as you are eating reasonable amounts. To reach detectable levels of Mercury from canned tuna one would have to eat approximately 26 cans of tuna per week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Yes: Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood. Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. Other seafood should be limited to 6-12 ounces per week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat raw oysters while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat raw oysters while pregnant?

No raw shellfish: Avoid any shellfish that are raw or undercooked. Do not eat any shellfish harvested during a red tide or when there are similar algae problems. Avoid any fish or shellfish that are obtained from areas near industrial pollution. Avoid smoked seafood. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. & tilefish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat feta cheese while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat feta cheese while pregnant?

Yes: First of all the entire country of greece seems to have no problems with eating feta and having babies. The issue with soft cheeses is not the cheese per se but that soft cheese may be made from unpasteurized milk and that can be linked to listeria infection. Most cheese in america is made from pasteurized dairy including feta. In addition, listeria can grow in any spoiled food, not just dairy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant?

No: All foods consumed during pregnancy should be well cooked to reduce the risk for infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Raw fish?: A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi. One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat chicken liver while pregnant?

Is it ok to eat chicken liver while pregnant?

Vitamin A: Excess vitamin A is the reason people/books might tell you to avoid liver while pregnant. A small amount every now and then should be safe though - as with any organ meat, make sure it's cooked well. ...Read more

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Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

Generally - yes: The mercury content is not particularly high. Insure that it is fully cooked incase there are any parasites. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat shellfish while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat shellfish while pregnant?

Yes: The major concern with seafood in pregnancy is mercury content which is just not very high in shellfish. Tuna and swordfish are the variety most associated with high mercury content. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: Generally yes but seafood as you are aware must be from a reputable source and cooked properly. ...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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Is it ok to eat pork during pregnancy?

As: Far as its a reputable source and its cooked to temperature as recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat scrammbled eggs while pregnant?

Yes: Wash hands well after handling the shells and the raw egg, and then cook and enjoy. Don't eat raw or undercooked. But eggs are an excellent source of protein during pregnancy, so it's fine to enjoy them, even on a daily basis. ...Read more