answersLogoWhite
Ask
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Prenatal Dietary Concerns

Is it safe to eat shellfish while pregnant?

575859
Answer

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-12-27 05:41:49
2009-12-27 05:41:49
AnswerIn general, yes. The FDA has issued some warnings about consuming too much fish containing too much mercury. But shellfish isn't one of the highest risks in that category. You should also keep an eye on local warnings.

See www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/681_1152.asp for more info.

AnswerDoctor's say not to eat shellfish during pregnancy due to a natural substance in them...could cause painful cramps or miscarriage

There is no danger in eating shellfish while pregnant unless you are allergic.

http://parenting.ivillage.com/pregnancy/psafe/0,,qpx7,00.html

12
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Yes... it is safe to eat avocado while being pregnant.

User Avatar

It is safe to eat the pearl meat when pregnant.

User Avatar

Yes. You can safely eat the guava while pregnant.

User Avatar

You shouldn't eat any shellfish when pregnant. Shellfish filter toxins in the water which is stored in their systems. If you eat them, you can ingest toxins as well. That's why seafood restaurants post disclaimers about eating shellfish.

User Avatar

It is not only safe to eat ricotta while pregnant, it is good for your health! It is a great source of calcium and enzymes.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.