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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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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Yes: Seafood is a great source of lean protein and contains valuable omega three fatty acids. Eating seafood 2-3 times per week is actually recommended. Avoid high mercury containing fish like shark, swordfish and mackerel. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States. ...Read more

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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 it ok to eat seafood during pregnancy?

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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Is it dangerous for me to eat fish and other seafood when i'm pregnant?

Is it dangerous for me to eat fish and other seafood when i'm pregnant?

Check mercury levels: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: Shark, Swordfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, Big Eye & AHI Tuna, Orange Roughy & Tilefish. Limit intake of Yellow fin and White Albacore Tuna, Spanish & Gulf Maceral, Group, Bluefish & Chilean Sea Bass. For healthier mercury levels try: Crabs, Crawdaddies, Haddock, Flounder, Salmon, Shrimp, Oysters, Anchovies, Herring, Mullet, Sole, Freshwater> ...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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After eating 2 male crabs, 1 big piece of fish(whitening), and 4 pieces of shrimp did i eat over 6 oz of seafood? I am 39 weeks pregnant and scared

After eating 2 male crabs, 1 big piece of fish(whitening), and 4 pieces of shrimp did i eat over 6 oz of seafood? I am 39 weeks pregnant and scared

No problem: There should be no problem from eating one meal of seafood. Doctors worry about patients who eat a diet of seafood 2-3 times a week or more often (especially if eating seafood that is on the "avoid" list). Eating one meal, once in a while, is fine. ...Read more

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I recently found out i'm pregnant. Is eating seafood bad for me and my pregnancy?And if so why is it bad?The most i like eating is shrimp.

I recently found out i'm pregnant. Is eating seafood bad for me and my pregnancy?And if so why is it bad?The most i like eating is shrimp.

U can have some: But no raw seafood and some fish has a lot of mercury which is bad for the unborn fetus your OB should give you information on that like I do with my patients. ...Read more

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