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.