Can I eat sushi when pregnant?

Can I eat sushi with raw or 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. Do not avoid sushi, just make sure there is no raw or smoked fish. Listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, is a type of food poisoning that can pose a serious health risk for us. 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 sushi with raw or smoked seafood when pregnant?

Avoid

A lot of sushi contains raw or smoked seafood such as shrimp. Raw products can lead to food poisoning and contribute to your malaise. It will certainly also affect my health.

Risks

Salmonella

Can I eat sushi with well-cooked fish or seafood when pregnant?

Yes

Sure! Enjoy sushi if the fish or seafood are well cooked and fresh! Try to only eat sushi in places that you trust.

Can I eat sushi with roe when pregnant?

Avoid

The roe used for sushi is usually marinated, not cooked. You shouldn't be eating this kind of sushi during pregnancy.

Can I eat sushi with vegetables or fruit when pregnant?

Yes

Good news! You can eat it as much as you want!