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Is it safe to eat raw oysters while I am pregnant?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Raw shellfish

Avoid any shellfish that are raw or undercooked.
Do not eat any shellfish harvested during a red tide or when there are similar algae problems. Avoid any fish or shellfish that are obtained from areas near industrial pollution. Avoid smoked seafood. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. & tilefish.

In brief: Raw shellfish

Avoid any shellfish that are raw or undercooked.
Do not eat any shellfish harvested during a red tide or when there are similar algae problems. Avoid any fish or shellfish that are obtained from areas near industrial pollution. Avoid smoked seafood. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. & tilefish.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Because of the health risks occasionally associated with raw oysters I do not recommend pregnant women take that chance.

In brief: No

Because of the health risks occasionally associated with raw oysters I do not recommend pregnant women take that chance.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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