dbowitz:I've seen people point out that Japanese women also get pregnant and they probably eat sushi during their pregnancies. I do eat California rolls and other cooked sushi - I think just follow the common sense rule with this one. If the sushi comes from a reputable place and has a good reputation for cleanliness, then go for the cooked sushi. I would however not eat anything from the weird sushi truck in the parking lot.
Ha ha! I probably wouldnt eat sushi there when im not pregnant either! hahaI go with cooked sushi too, or california rolls. mmmmmm....
dbowitz: I would however not eat anything from the weird sushi truck in the parking lot.
That made me LOL! I was just daydreaming over the menu of my fav. sushi restaurant here in town and they label their fully cooked rolls, which is nice. I might be heading over there for lunch sometime when I get over my nausea! Thanks, ladies!
i ate fresh rolls on occassion during my last pregnancy. My OB was asian and said it was fine. I made sure to go to reputable, clean restaurants and ordered fish that was lower in mercury.
Here are the guidlines for eating fish during pregnancy, cooked or not:
These guidelines state that no more than 12 oz of low mercury fish should be consumed weekly. "Highest" mercury fish should be avoided and "high" mercury fish should be kept to only three 6-oz servings per month.
Here are the fishes you should avoid:
There are 4 types of fish that should be on the list to avoid due to mercury levels. These include: shark, king mackerel, swordfish and tilefish.
I eat Tuna moderatly. Salmon, shrimp, albacore and yellowtail are my favorite, but I normally get a bento box with a small helping of the above on the side.