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August 4th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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I know shellfish is something we should avoid, but how about cooked shrimp?
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August 4th, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Shellfish are not to be avoided, they're among the seafood with the lowest mercury. I don't eat meat, so I eat mostly salmon, shellfish and legumes. My doctor said it's 100 % alright as long as everything is entirely cooked. She only mentionend to avoid tuna steaks.

Here is the link to the pregnancy diet I follow by the book:
My Food Guide Servings Tracker: Pregnant Female aged 19 to 50 - Canada's Food Guide

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August 4th, 2011, 12:31 PM
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Thanks! I appreciate your help.
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August 4th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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I think something I read said to limit it to 6 or 8 oz. but that might have been fish like tuna (which are high in mercury). The APA just says to avoid undercooked shellfish.

The Mayo Clinic says we should have betweent 8 and 12 oz of seafood a week but to limit canned tuna or tuna steaks and large predatory fish to 6oz a week.
Pregnancy and fish: What's safe to eat? - MayoClinic.com

ETA: That means the shrimp is okay as long as it is cooked
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August 4th, 2011, 01:03 PM
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I eat/ have eaten shrimp a lot while prego. I LOVE all seafood and have been craving it big time!
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