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can you eat tuna while pregnet

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chelsea465

Asked by chelsea465 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I believe it is because of mercury and therefore should be very limited or avoided completely.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:36 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • In moderation. No more than 2-3 servings a week. Because of the possibility of mercury contamination, as the PP said.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:40 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • You can have 1-2 servings of Chunk Light tuna per week.

    You should avoid Albacore tuna because it's higher in Mercury levels than the canned Chunk Light
    miasmommy21407

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 4:52 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • As far as the canned stuff, my doc told me it's best to avoid it altogether. Don't take any chances. As far as real fish and stuff, the way my doc put it...river fish are fine and great protein, but deep sea fish are a no-no. If you're not sure which fish are which, do a little research or look in a "Joy of Cooking" book. It tells you all about fish!
    eeyorerdl

    Answer by eeyorerdl at 5:03 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I was told regular tuna, no more than 6 ounces week.
    Joelygirl

    Answer by Joelygirl at 5:06 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

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