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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

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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 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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Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Within reason: As long as you are not diabetic, are eating a relatively healthy diet otherwise, and are not gaining too much pregnancy weight, a few M&Ms here and there are not going to hurt anything. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dips?: If you mean cheese dip, salsa, etc...Yes, they are safe. What have you heard about these that made you ask the question? ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.

Is it safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.

Yes: Yes, it is probably ok. As you probably have seen, the biggest concern with fish is that there may be high levels of mercury, which can potentially be harmful. It may be helpful to check with your local food agency because mercury levels in fish are rated, for example albacore tuna and swordfish from the Gulf of Mexico are rated at higher mercury levels. Depends on where the fish comes from. ...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 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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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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I am craving fish but I am also over 35 and pregnant. Is it ok to eat swai and whiting during pregnancy?

I am craving fish but I am also over 35 and pregnant.  Is it ok to eat swai and whiting during pregnancy?

In moderation: 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

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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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Cooked red snapper fish is safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no ?

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

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What is the deal with sushi during pregnancy? Safe or not? Is it just certain types of fish? Thanks

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more