eel, shrimp, and smoked salmon, all have to be cooked therefor eliminating the bacteria risk....there are a few others (fake crab meat) but those are the ones I eat and OB said fine a few times a month.
I love sushi too, and I have been getting my fix by ordering veggie rolls, california rolls, and shrimp tempura rolls.
It's totally not the same , but better than nothing.
I had sushi for lunch yesterday and it was SOOOO good! It had shrimp tempura and crab meat. Just thinking about it makes me want more!
I had sushi for dinner tonight... mmm. Avoid the raw stuff and tuna which is high in mercury.
ETA: To clarify - sushi grade albacore tuna is high in mercury, the canned stuff is fine.
Honeydewchestnut:I eat sushi with raw fish.
Me too! I get it from a good place, so I'm not worried about bacteria issues, and I stay away from high mercury stuff as I still like to have tuna wraps once in awhile.
I eat sushi, including raw stuff. Just avoid those high in murcry.
This is my little soapbox, but if you are eating at a decent sushi place your risk of foodborne illness if quite low. You are actually WAYYY more likely to get food poisoning from mishandled/imporperly cooked beef or chicken than from raw sushi, which is flash frozen anyway (killing the bad stuff that might be on it) and handled by a professional chef.
In Japan raw sushi is considered a health food and is recommended for pregnant women! It is our ethnocentric attitudes (IMO) that lead docs to say "no raw sushi" but give the thumbs up to a burger from a fast food joint where the odds are the kid behind the counter didn't wash his hands after using the bathroom!
::OK, stepping off my soapbox now::
Go to a reputable, good restaurant, avoid tuna and hamachi (the kind they use is pretty high in mercury), and Eat the Sushi!
I've had it a few times since being pregnant, both cooked and not cooked. I'm having tuna and rainbow roll withdrawals, but I'll manage. Salmon is perfectly fine, eel, shrimp, etc. Fish is good for you while pregnant!
I have sushi about once a week. My doc said it was totally fine.
If you have a good sushi place I wouldnt worry. I wouldn't vernture out to a place that you have been too though.