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Eating Fish and Pregnancy

(from Oct. 8, 2007)

Pregnancy can be a time of joy, discovery and…straight up confusion. One of the biggest areas of confusion is around what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy. And the debate about fish tops the list. To add further mayhem to the which-way-is-up-ness, a Washington Post article this week http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/03/AR2007100301278.html?hpid%3Dmoreheadlines&sub=new reported that a group of top scientists are now advising pregnant and breast-feeding women to eat At LEAST 12 ounces of fish and seafood each week to make sure their baby’s brain development stays on track. This goes against previous FDA recommendations in 2001 and 2004 that pregnant and breast-feeding women have NO MORE THAN 12 ounces of fish and seafood per week because of fears about mercury contamination.

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Now that I’ve got that plug out of the way, pregnant women should keep in mind that omega 3 fatty acids are key nutrients for the brain and nervous system. The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, which say its best to choose ocean fish like salmon and tuna and sardines. Either way, its an important matter that merits plenty of research and a lot of question-asking for every pregnant woman.

What are your thoughts on the great fish debate?

One Response to “Eating Fish and Pregnancy”
  1. brad says:

    Are you listening pregnant moms during the time of Pregnancy
    one must go for eating fish because in it rich proteins would be their. I recommend every pregnant mom should eat healthy balanced diet protein and not to forget taking fish. This makes baby’s brain development on track.

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