Certain Seafood

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What food should I avoid during pregnancy?

Certain Seafood

Cooked seafood is fine while pregnant, but avoid any fish,clams, mussels and oysters that are raw or undercooked.

   

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6/29/2006 2:00:10 PM
Kristi Palma said:

Many fish are safe to eat and great for baby. Most fish is low in fat and high in vitamin B, iron, zinc, selenium and copper. Recent studies show that women who eat fish during pregnancy may have fewer problems with premature labor. This may be because of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish which may help prevent pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia.
Fish you can eat: bass, catfish, cod, flounder, freshwater perch, haddock, mackerel, red snapper, salmon, scrod, sole

The following shellfish can be eaten if cooked thoroughly: clams, crab, lobster, oysters, scallops, shrimp

But remember, do not eat more than 12 ounces of fish in one week.




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