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Doctor insights on: List Of Safe Fish To Eat During Pregnancy

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I dont know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Fruit is a healthy alternative to all the bad choices we have available to us in terms of food consumption. ...Read more

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Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes : Whiting have relatively low levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician. ...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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Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat chia seeds during pregnancy and how much of them?

Is it safe to eat chia seeds during pregnancy and how much of them?

Chia seeds: Chia seeds are safe and nutritious. The seeds can help add fiber to the diet and help fight constipation. The blond or white chia seems to be the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat carrots during first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: And they are probably good for you. Anyone telling you otherwise is trying to sell you something worthless and making something that's already difficult even more so. And congratulations on the likelihood of your being a mother. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is chicken salad safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is chicken salad safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes: Make sure the ingredients are fresh and there is no reason to avoid this food. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat large amounts of chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat large amounts of chocolate during pregnancy?

Yes and no: Chocolate is safe and a pregnancy staple according to many patients. It does have caffeine and calories, both of which are detrimental in large quantities. How much is too much? There is no data on this. Terence, a roman comic dramatist is known for the quotation, "moderation in all things". This too for pregnancy applies. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is watermelon safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is watermelon safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

It's good for you!: Not only safe - it's recommended. It helps w/ morning sickness prevention, eases heartburn, relieves leg cramps, etc., etc. What a joy! Here's a link: http://www.fitpregnancy.com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/watermelon-wonders Let's hope the other aspects of your pregnancy are as nice a surprise too! Best wishes. BTW, Don't over do it - you can still get a tummy ache. ...Read more