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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Eat Fish Raw Or Seared Fish While Pregnant

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Dr. James Krick
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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 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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Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? I'm 17weeks

Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? I'm 17weeks

Yes: Fresh water fish and shrimp. Fish and shrimps from fish tank may have mercury and not ideal in pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

Most Seafoods are : Safe to eat during pregnancy. Preferably eat the cooked ones and not raw to prevent ingestion of parasites and bacteria.Check the link below for useful tips. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat Scottish Fillet Mackerel fish 34 weeks pregnant ?

Is it safe to eat Scottish Fillet Mackerel fish 34 weeks pregnant ?

FDA recommendation: Fish is a great source of nutrition. The FDA recommends eating no more than 2 servings of high mercury containing fish like Mackerel during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

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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I read in japan pregnant women continue to eat sushi and raw fish when pregant. I read that there are no conclusive studies regarding the ban, true?

I read in japan pregnant women continue to eat sushi and raw fish when pregant. I read that there are no conclusive studies regarding the ban, true?

The FDA disapproves!: 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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