Shellfish During Pregnancy?

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A lot of beaches are now open and they feature seafood restaurants very often.  While you  are pregnant,  do you know what your restrictions are concerning seafood?  Choose which ones are NOT to be eaten by you because you are pregnant!

  • Raw shell fish such as oysters and clams
  • Sushi
  • Canned seafood 
  • Golden or White Snapper

Pregnancy and fish: What’s safe to eat? – Mayo Clinic

Fish to Avoid When Pregnant  The Pregnancy Seafood Guide: What to Eat for a Healthy Pregnancy Diet – About Seafood

The following fish should be avoided during pregnancy because they are higher in mercury, which can be harmful at very high levels.

  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • King mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Bigeye tuna (found in sushi)
  • Marlin
  • Orange roughy

Happy Memorial Day and please be safe!

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