Can I eat fish when pregnant?

Can I eat raw fish when pregnant?

Avoid

Raw fish can be a source of parasites and it can also contain bacteria called Listeria which is dangerous for pregnant women. Listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, is a type of food poisoning that can pose a serious health risk for you and your baby. And pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting listeriosis. In addition to vomiting and diarrhea, it can cause preterm labor, stillbirth, and miscarriage. Additionally, if a baby is born with listeriosis, there can be problems with their kidneys and heart, as well as infections of the blood or brain.

Risks

Listeriosis

Can I eat cold-smoked fish when pregnant?

Avoid

Raw fish can be a source of parasites and it can also contain bacteria called Listeria which is dangerous for pregnant women. Listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, is a type of food poisoning that can pose a serious health risk for you and your baby. And pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting listeriosis. In addition to vomiting and diarrhea, it can cause preterm labor, stillbirth, and miscarriage. Additionally, if a baby is born with listeriosis, there can be problems with their kidneys and heart, as well as infections of the blood or brain.

Risks

Listeriosis

Can I eat fish sticks when pregnant?

Avoid

Raw fish can be a source of parasites and it can also contain bacteria called Listeria which is dangerous for pregnant women. Listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, is a type of food poisoning that can pose a serious health risk for you and your baby. And pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting listeriosis. In addition to vomiting and diarrhea, it can cause preterm labor, stillbirth, and miscarriage. Additionally, if a baby is born with listeriosis, there can be problems with their kidneys and heart, as well as infections of the blood or brain.

Risks

Listeriosis

Can I eat predatory fish when pregnant?

Avoid

Mummy, if you eat fish with high levels of mercury regularly, it can build up in the bloodstream and damage my developing brain and nervous system.

Risks

mercury contamination

Can I eat anchovies when pregnant?

Yes

Mummy, eating anchiovies is highly recommended during pregnancy! Anchovies contain no or a very small amount of mercury.

Benefits

For 100 g of this small fish, there is as much as 30 g of protein and only 10 g of fat. It is also rich in magnesium and calcium.

Can I eat oily fish when pregnant?

Yes

Mom, omega-3 fatty acids are of particular importance for the proper development of my brain and vision. Also, omega-3 deficiency can lead to cognitive and developmental disorders. The main source of fatty acids in diet are oily saltwater fish.

Benefits

Fish provide wholesome protein, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Oily sea fish are a particularly valuable source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for the development of my retina and my brain. Sea fish are also a natural source of iodine in food, as well as vitamins D, A and B vitamins. However, due to the risk of contamination of marine fish with methylmercury and dioxins, when pregnant, you should carefully select the appropriate fish species.

Can I eat perch when pregnant?

Avoid

Predatory and long-living fish absorb the most dangerous substances. Therefore, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a recommendation in 2004 that pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant should not eat fish species that are particularly contaminated with mercury.

Risks

mercury contamination

Can I eat roach when pregnant?

Avoid

Predatory and long-living fish absorb the most dangerous substances. Therefore, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a recommendation in 2004 that pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant should not eat fish species that are particularly contaminated with mercury.

Risks

mercury contamination

Can I eat butterfish when pregnant?

Avoid

Predatory and long-living fish absorb the most dangerous substances. Therefore, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a recommendation in 2004 that pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant should not eat fish species that are particularly contaminated with mercury.

Risks

mercury contamination

Can I eat eel when pregnant?

Avoid

Predatory and long-living fish absorb the most dangerous substances. Therefore, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a recommendation in 2004 that pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant should not eat fish species that are particularly contaminated with mercury.

Risks

mercury contamination