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Posted by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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We are very low on money right now and don't have much in the house.

We had some salmon and catfish with whole grain rice for dinner. 

My question is: Is it bad to eat salmon or catfish while pregnant?

I already ate just asking for future reference because we are very into seafood in this family. I know some is bad because of possible mercury content. Just not sure exactly what to stay away from.

Feed back would be greatly appreciated :)

by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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Tckosdk.2012
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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It's safe if you don't eat a ton of it. I forget what the guidelines are but it's somthing like a serving of fish once a week. Stay away from albacore tuna because that is suppost to have high mercury levels.

momofnatalie
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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I found this information on americanpregnancy.org.

Here are the list of fish that are lowest in mercury. You can have 2 - 6 oz servings a week.


Lowest Mercury

Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week

  • Anchovies
  • Butterfish
  • Catfish
  • Clam
  • Crab (Domestic)
  • Crawfish/crayfish
  • Croaker
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Mackeral (N Atlantic, Chub)
  • Mullet
  • Oysters
  • Perch (ocean)
  • Plaice
  • Salmon ( Canned, Fresh)
  • Sardines
  • Scallops
  • Shad ( American)
  • Shrimp
  • Sole
  • Squid ( Calamari)
  • Tilapia
  • Trout (freshwater)
  • Whitefish
  • Whiting
momofsixangels
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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Not a fish eater but I think it should be ok for you to eat

awsmnss26
by Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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thanks that helps a lot

good

Quoting momofnatalie:

I found this information on americanpregnancy.org.

Here are the list of fish that are lowest in mercury. You can have 2 - 6 oz servings a week.


Lowest Mercury

Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week

  • Anchovies
  • Butterfish
  • Catfish
  • Clam
  • Crab (Domestic)
  • Crawfish/crayfish
  • Croaker
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Mackeral (N Atlantic, Chub)
  • Mullet
  • Oysters
  • Perch (ocean)
  • Plaice
  • Salmon ( Canned, Fresh)
  • Sardines
  • Scallops
  • Shad ( American)
  • Shrimp
  • Sole
  • Squid ( Calamari)
  • Tilapia
  • Trout (freshwater)
  • Whitefish
  • Whiting


kmqw229
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM
A little bit is ok :)
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Hannahsmommy816
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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its ok in a small amount, not an entire fish!

i always say that seafood helped me go into labor though LOL. dd2 we went to red lobster all you can eat shrimp and i was in early labor....had a few plates. and dd3 i ate a whole box of buffalo shrimp and went into labor about 5-6hrs later!

k9l1c5
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM

I ate a little bit of it when I was pregnant too :).

MomToovey
by Marianne - Owner on Oct. 4, 2013 at 5:28 PM

 As long as you do it in moderation, you should be fine.

Kmakksmom
by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I think it's okay in moderation.  I used to eat salmon a LOT when I was pregnant.

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