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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Raw fish?

A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi.
One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things.

In brief: Raw fish?

A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi.
One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things.
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