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Katla Fish During Pregnancy
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
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
Symptoms: Of food poisoning should occur relatively soon. If not, you should be fine. (unless frequent high Mercury) ...Read more
I am craving fish but I am also over 35 and pregnant. Is it ok to eat swai and whiting during pregnancy?
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
Yes: All meat, poultry and fish should be eaten cooked; no raw or undercooked food. In addition, while preparing food, make sure to separate food items and clean all surfaces. Lastly, try to limit the consumption of predator fishes, like swordfish & tuna. ...Read more
Always possible: Pregnant women have always had a peculiar culinary taste as witnessed by certain cravings. So, intolerance to certain foods with avulsion are also likely sometimes due to odors. ...Read more
Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems. ...Read more
What is the deal with sushi during pregnancy? Safe or not? Is it just certain types of fish? Thanks
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
I did not get a simple good answer. But can I take fish oil pills and prenatal together? Is this also good before pregnancy and during?
Is eating fish and sea food only 300 gm maximum for once a week, during the first trimester only or the whole pregnancy?
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
Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too
Fish: Typically it's the deep, cold water fish that are higher in mercury. It would be easy to find a list online of fish that are high in mercury that you should avoid. I also tell my patients to avoid sushi. ...Read more
Besides a pre natal during pregnancy is there anything else helpful to take supplement wise? For example fish oil?
Get good brand: Get agood brand free of food dyes for prenatals, and get a good fish oil brand that does not have rancid oil in it. Go to a good health food store, or reputable food store in which you can speak to the representative there, or ask your doctor which brand s/he would recommend. Having a good organic, nonGMO diet is paramount, more important than anything, hydrating too with purified water too. ...Read more
What fish oil supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? And is it really safe? What's the highest quality brand?
Yes and no.:
Supplements made from the body of fish, called omega-3 are safe, supplements made from the liver of fish, such as cod liver oil, are not safe.
Both types of fish oil supplements contain beneficial long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, .
if u eat fish once or twice a week, u don't need supplements. ...Read more
Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include DHA and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read more
If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...Read more
Does taking fish oil late in pregnancy (36 wks) - EPA specifically, cause issues with bleeding during labor? My midwife mentioned this
During pregnancy, is it recommended to have fish (i.e.: salmon, shrimp) in addition to the 200mg of DHA that prenatal vitamins provide? How much fish?
Eat normally: DHA in prenatal vitamins is an adequate source. A Fish meal is normally recommended once or twice a week. There is no need to go out of the way to eat more fish unless u r habituated in eating more sea food. Too much of a good thing may be harmful & mercury in sea food is a concern. So a positive attitude, regular excercize, & a good adequate balanced diet would be the best. Good luck! ...Read more
Is safe to take spectrum essentials fish oil omega-3 -- 1000 mg - 100 softgels during second trimester of pregnancy?
Can we use clexane (0.4), fish oil (1000 mg) and baby aspirin (81 mg) at the same time during pregnancy? I have factor v leiden.
Yes...if...: You can take all these if they have been recommended to you by your doctor. Please don't self-medicate anticoagulants. ...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 more
Is it ok to eat canned tuna while pregnant? How much seafood is ok during pregnancy I don't 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
Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?
Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more
Pangsius: There are some possible concerns. Here is an excellent article on the matter. Http://oceana. Org/blog/you%E2%80%99re-probably-eating-asian-catfish-without-knowing-it-should-you-be-worried ...Read more