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    Default Eating fish during pregnancy

    Hi fellow bub hubbers.

    I'm 10w+1day and I love my tuna and salmon. This is my second pregnancy, so I know you have to be really careful with eating fish during pregnancy. What are the limits?

    How many cans of tuna/salmon p/w?

    How much regular deep sea salmon?

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    I would limit deep sea fish to once a week or less. I still ate tuna and salmon but limited it.
    Why not have some other fish, thinks like barramundi, flathead are ok.

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    I've heard you can have as much salmon as you like? But should limit tuna to 1-2 serves a week. Though I've also heard if its canned tuna its ok anyway...something to do with the canning process.

    Your supposed to avoid stuff like shark (ie. Flake) as it can have high levels of metal (murcury). I've just been eating what I like though as I'm not a big sea food eater anyway...had a flake for the first time in two years a couple of weeks ago.

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    Fish is fine - especially salmon and especially when pregnant aim for at least 2-3 serves a week - most Australian fish is low in mercury and as pp said its just the deep sea kinds like shark , marlin , swordfish etc that you should not eat a lot of and buy Australian fish or seafood if you can

    http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/.../#.UfR6h2QazCQ

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    Salmon is actually better than barramundi, as far as mercury goes.
    Flathead & Snapper are good choices for white fish. The guidelines are 3 serves per week for low mercury seafood (such as salmon, flathead etc) but try to stay away, or only eat rarely, higher mercury fish.

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    I'm having a small tin of flavoured tuna probably 3 or 4 times a week and fish and chips on a Friday night and have no idea what type of fish they use, probably shark but haven't asked. It's not something I thought was a potential problem?

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    You should ask what sort of fish they're using because it is a potential problem. The official guidelines on fish consumption in pregnancy & lists of fish names are very easy to find by googling.

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    My doc told me one serve of tuna per week: be careful about having 3+ cans.

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    The nsw food authority has some great information on their site as a PP has posted. It says its safe to eat 2-3 serves of salmon or Tuna a week, canned or fresh.
    Last edited by inertia; 30-07-2013 at 06:06.

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    I stick to 2- 3 serves a week of tuna, salmon or other white fish. I dont touch shark or swordfish anytime anymore- even when not pregnant.


 

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