Nutrition Q & A
What Is the Current Recommendation about Eating Fish When You Are Pregnant?
Despite the warning about fish, there’s no need to completely avoid it during pregnancy. Choose a variety of fish that is considered safe to eat. It’s perfectly fine to eat up to twelve ounces (two average meals) a week of fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury, including the following:
- Canned light tuna
- Salmon (farmed or wild)
Limit albacore or white tuna to 6 ounces weekly.
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