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Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Seafood is a great source of lean protein and contains valuable omega three fatty acids.
Eating seafood 2-3 times per week is actually recommended. Avoid high mercury containing fish like shark, swordfish and mackerel.

In brief: Yes

Seafood is a great source of lean protein and contains valuable omega three fatty acids.
Eating seafood 2-3 times per week is actually recommended. Avoid high mercury containing fish like shark, swordfish and mackerel.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Andrew Villa
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood.
Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. Other seafood should be limited to 6-12 ounces per week.

In brief: Yes

Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood.
Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. Other seafood should be limited to 6-12 ounces per week.
Dr. Andrew Villa
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Most of the world eats mostly fish and certainly more fish than the average american.
In fact the whole idea behind fish oils being brain food for the baby came from studying the healthy eating habits of pregnant women who consumed mostly fish. There are a few species of fish that have higher mercury content than others. You can go to the epa for a list. Americans need to eat more fish.

In brief: Yes

Most of the world eats mostly fish and certainly more fish than the average american.
In fact the whole idea behind fish oils being brain food for the baby came from studying the healthy eating habits of pregnant women who consumed mostly fish. There are a few species of fish that have higher mercury content than others. You can go to the epa for a list. Americans need to eat more fish.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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