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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fish Consumption Safety In Pregnancy


 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is currently reviewing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed update to its advice on seafood consumption during pregnancy. Women in pregnancy have a variety of foods to be concerned with in pregnancy, but we have long discussed that mercury in fish could potentially be harmful. We have to weight that against the fact that fish is an important source of omega-3s and an important source of protein, which both mom and baby needs. ACOG supported previous FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations on Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents, which recommended that obstetricians encourage their pregnant patients to consume up to 12 ounces a week of fish and shellfish that are low in mercury.The fish that are high in mercury have been discussed in a prior post, but include the large fish like shark and swordfish. So aiming at 8-12 ounces of low mercury fish is the current recommendation. Many cans of tuna are 6 oz so that would be two tuna meals per week. For more on national organizations positions on tuna fishing refer to this site. And if you have any nutrition and pregnancy concerns, come in and gab with your gyno and she can help get your questions answered.

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