After nine long months of avoiding raw fish, you might feel the need to
sprint to your favorite local sushi place after baby gets settled at
Pregnancy is not a time in life when you have to give up everything you
love, but you do have to think about making a few changes during
pregnancy if your habits could be harmful to baby.
Recommendations for pregnant women what to eat and which food not to eat during pregnancy apply as well to the time trying to conceive. Eat the same before pregnancy as if you were already pregnant.
Eating Sushi and raw fish is part of a healthy diet during pregnancy in Japan as long as you eat fish with safe mercury levels. There is no scientific evidence that eating Sushi in pregnancy increases pregnancy complications.
Some of the main types of fish used in sushi may contain high levels of mercury and
should be avoided, but there are others that can be safely eaten.
Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and can also be released into the air through industrial pollution. Mercury falls from the air and can accumulate in streams and oceans and is turned into methylmercury in the water.
People rarely if ever get sick eating Sushi. But raw seafood is potentially risky because it can contain parasites such as tapeworm.