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Is It Safe To Eat Shellfish While Pregnant
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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.
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