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July 8th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 55
I'm afraid to eat pretty much everything. Now I'm craving fish and chips so bad but is it bad to eat the fish while pregnant? I'm starving lol.
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July 8th, 2011, 07:33 PM
~Meg's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,041
You can eat fish. My last ob told me fish was safe as long as you weren't eating fish very high in mercury. I live in the great lakes area and she said stay away from any fish out of the lake because our mercury levels are super high. ( wouldn't eat that fish anyway lol)
But fish and chips are ok. Most are made of Cod and it is actually one of the fish with the lowest mercury.
Salmon is actually very good to eat its a brain food.

Highest Mercury

AVOID Eating

* Marlin
* Orange roughy
* Tilefish
* Swordfish
* Shark
* Mackerel (king)
* Tuna ( bigeye, Ahi)

High Mercury

Eat no more than three 6-oz servings per month

* Sea Bass (Chilean)
* Bluefish
* Grouper
* Mackeral ( Spanish, Gulf)
* Tuna (canned, white albacore) See tuna chart below
* Tuna ( Yellowfin)

Lower Mercury

Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month

* Bass ( Striped, Black)
* Carp
* Cod ( Alaskan)
* Croaker ( White Pacific)
* Halibut ( Pacific and Atlantic) Jacksmelt ( Silverside)
* Lobster
* Mahi Mahi
* Monkfish
* Perch (freshwater)
* Sablefish
* Skate
* Snapper
* Sea Trout ( Weakfish)
* Tuna (canned, chunk light)
* Tuna (Skipjack)

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

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July 8th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 55
Okay I decided no on the fish lol. It's crazy what we're not allowed to have! I did not know any of this.
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July 8th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Crystal_Lynn's Avatar Ari and Zev's Mommy
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Location: StL
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Great information Megan. Thanks.

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