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    Default Fish and your Fetus?

    Hello all, i am now 2 months into my first pregnancy and i have had plenty of doctors and nurses practically shoving pamphlets into my purse on what and what to not eat during your pregnancy.
    Now one that has really got me curious is the type and quantity that they are telling me, for example. you are supposed to have 2-3 serves per week of any fish like tuna.. OR 1 serve a week of catfish or Orange Roughy OR 1 serve a foughtnight of shark or swordfish... .
    now to me i am not a seafood person.. the only fish i would ever touch at most is a small can of onion and tomato tuna if that?? i was just curious how other woman have taken the fish intake in their pregnancy's?

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    No more than I normally would. Pretty sure my multi vitamin has all the good stuff you would get from fish. My understanding was in regards to fish, it was more of a guide of how much you could have if your going to eat it because of mercury levels and stuff. I could be totally wrong, but I think that's what my dr was telling me!!??!!

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    The reason they worry about Fish (certain types of) is because of the high mercury content found in some types of fish.

    If you only ever have the occasional can of tinned tuna, then you have nothing to worry about.

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    I remember that information. I have never eaten seafood of any kind. Can not even stand the thought of it. During my pregnancies it was even worse so I ate no fish at all!

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    I would just like to point out that multivitamins are absolutely not a substitute for fatty fish, which contain excellent fatty acids for brain development.

    I try to have fatty fish (usually salmon) once a week while pregnant because of this. Tinned tuna doesn't have much of this.

    Good luck!

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    I'm the same EmyB, I try and get my Omega from fatty fish such as Salmon once a week, despite it's exhorbitant price tag!

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    Another salmon lover here. I also eat trout which is also an oily fish just to mix it up.

    I've actually increased my fish intake while pregnant. Fish is so good for you. The ones to be mindful of are deep sea fish like swordfish, marlin & tuna because of mercury levels as PPs have noted. Otherwise I'm all over fish like a fishy rash. Salmon, canned tuna, blue eye, barramundi, trout and sardines are all my faves. I avoid fresh tuna, swordfish & marlin anyway because I don't like them.

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    Another big salmon and ocean trout fan. I eat fish three times a week anyway and also take fish oil capsules. Omega 3 fatty acids are really important for brain development in the bub so speak with your GP maybe as to whether you should be taking those if you're not into eating fish.

    Tinned tuna isn't very good because tuna contains mercury. They tell you to stay away from the large carnivorous fish during pregnancy for this reason. Mercury never leaves the body once it's been absorbed so it builds up in your baby from before birth if you eat a lot of it.

    Fish in a spicy curry sauce (red Thai and massaman are my faves) is a good way to have it if you don't like the 'fishy' taste. Tinned salmon is much better for you during pregnancy than tinned tuna.


 

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