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Old 04-17-2003, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I was wondering if it's ok to eat fish? I am 15 weeks pregnant. This is my third but I can't remember what my OBGYN told me about fish (or what kind is ok) when I was pregnant with my daughters.

Can anyone help? My girls want fish sticks for dinner tonight and they are made with pollock fillets. Would that be ok for me to eat?


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Old 04-17-2003, 09:48 AM   #2
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My Dr. told me moderation was the key word, but to stay away from certain types of fish with high levels of mercury.

I found this for you online: "Although itís important to follow the advice about shark, swordfish, marlin and fresh tuna, thereís no problem with eating most types of fish during pregnancy, as part of a healthy balanced diet."

Enjoy those fish sticks tonight!
Mmmmm...those are sounding pretty tasty for right now. But 10 mintues I was craving scrambled eggs for dinner...

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Old 04-17-2003, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Heaven-Sent!

Looks like I'll be having that for dinner tonight then! I love fish and I knew that shark and swordfish weren't good to eat (because of the high levels of mercury in it). I just wanted to make sure about the other fish species. I wouldn't want to risk the health of my precious package.

It's so great to be able to come here and find the answers that we are looking for!

Thanks again!

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Old 04-17-2003, 10:55 AM   #4
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If you know much about fish, my Dr told me, if I am ever wondering, to stay away from fish that eat other fish. But, he even said a can of tuna per week would be alright, but no more. So, fish sticks, even if they have a bit of mercury, I am sure would be alright. Honestly, though, fish sticks are often so processed, there may not be much actual fish in them anyhow! Enjoy, and just like Heaven said, everything in moderation is just fine. My Dr tells me that all the time.

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Old 04-17-2003, 11:16 AM   #5
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My DH is a HUGE fisherman (saltwater game fish) and my Dr. said that one or two servings of fish per week is okay. So I have maybe one serving a week. Hope that helps.

Enjoy your fish sticks tonight!

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