What type of shell fish is bad to eat when you are pregnant?



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    According to the American Pregnancy Association raw fish should be avoided during the entire pregnancy. Fish with mercury content should be avoided. Shell fish can be eaten if cooked properly during the pregnancy.

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    It is okay for a pregnant woman to eat fish and shellfish during her pregnancy but some strict rules need to be followed.

    NEVER eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish (they have high levels of mercury.

    Only up to 12 ounces of fish and shellfish should be eaten per week. This is about 2-3 meals and should only consist of low-level mercury fish and shellfish such as shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish.

    It is important to not eat the same type of fish or shellfish more than once a week. Variety is crucial.

    If a pregnant woman abides by these rules, she should have no problem consuming fish or shellfish.

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