Which fish is not safe?
Fish is a great form of protein, but watch your choices when you’re pregnant.
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Besides tasting delicious and providing variety to the diet, fish and seafood are highly nutritious. They provide top quality protein, vitamins A and D, B vitamins, including B12, important minerals such as iron, calcium, iodine and phosphorus, and essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 to the diet. Research has shown that eating fish is an excellent dietary habit and at no time is it more important than before, during, and after pregnancy.

Which fish is not safe?
Raw seafood, like sushi might be contaminated with tapeworms or other parasites. Freezing and sufficient cooking usually kill the worms.

Chemical contamination can also be a problem in fish. Generally, ocean fish are safer than the fresh water varieties.

Swordfish, shark king mackerel and tile fish can contain high levels of mercury which can cause serious health problem for your developing baby.

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