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Is basa fish safe to consume when pregnant?

My husband and I were going to go to a fish and chips dinner. I called the company to find out what fish theyused and its basa fish. The midwives I am seeing told me to stay away from swordfish, shark, tilefish, king mackerel or fresh tuna. They also said to stay away from freshwater fish. Does anyone know if basa is a freshwater fish? I looked online but no websites really confirmed or denyed of it was safe to eat while pregnant. The only thing i really did find was that it is a type of catfish and some sites say catfish is freshwater while others say it is not too high in mercury.


Asked by MelSwim7 at 3:41 PM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I wouldn't eat it, I didn't mess around with fish when I was pregnant. If you can't get confirmation on whether or not it's safe then just don't eat it! Sorry, I'm sure this isn't much help :/

    Answer by nessani28 at 4:21 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Nope, I wouldn't risk it either. I've never heard of it.

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:29 PM on Mar. 12, 2010