seafood during pregnancy

Seafood is a great source of proteins, omega-3 and easy to digest. But some type of fish contain very high level of mercury, which can affect you baby's nervous system development.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 8 to 12 ounces of seafood a week for pregnant women. That's about two average meals of:

Shrimp,crab,canned light tuna (limit albacore tuna, chunk white tuna and tuna steak to no more than 6 ounces, or 170 grams, a week),salmon( my favorite), catfish, or tilapia.

Pregnant women should avoid raw seafood because of possible harmful bacteria and viruses, including sushi.

During my pregnancy, I was trying to eat only baked salmon and cooked shrimps from the seafood options. Eating seafood during my pregnancy couple times a week also helped me with constipation.

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    10/06/13
    Amanda Hurley
    I currently eat a LOT of seafood. We eat flounder, scallops, mussels, and shrimp.
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    10/06/13
    Amanda Hurley
    It's normal. Every chance we get, we get extra seafood. Its just a normal part of our diet. My 5 year old LOVES lobster, but she HATES steak. Its just the type of family we are, I guess.
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    10/07/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Scallops are my mom's favorite. My parents were/are big seafood eaters, but I don't think any of my sisters or I inherited their love unless "C" did, she didn't eat a lot of it growing up but she's never been a picky eater. It's the one thing I am picky about because I generally just don't eat it. I don't like the smell either.
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      10/07/13
      8Theresa Gould
      That's a good idea. I never really thought of that but it explains why a sauce is very popular with fish dishes.
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