Question: Can i have fish??
Answer: Hello dear. You should limit how much you eat of these fish to two portions a week. Shark, swordfish and marlin contain much higher levels of mercury, so you shouldn't eat these fish at all while you're pregnant. Instead, you can eat as much as you want of any of the following salmon, tilapia, shrimp, tuna (canned-light), cod, and catfish. You can also confirm this with your doctor before consuming.
Question: Can i have fish daily
Answer: Hello dear. Fish is a nutritional choice during pregnancy. Fish provide two omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA that are important for your baby's early development. DHA and EPA are difficult to find in other foods. Fish is also low in saturated fat and high in protein, vitamin D, and other nutrients that are crucial for a developing baby and a healthy pregnancy.
Most fish are safe to eat in pregnancy, if you cook them properly.
You've probably heard that fish contain contaminants such as mercury, which can harm a baby's developing brain and nervous system.
You'll need to choose your fish carefully. Make sure any fish you buy isn’t discoloured and doesn’t smell bad.
Shark, swordfish and marlin contain much higher levels of mercury, so you shouldn’t eat these fish. You should avoid all kinds of raw fish including sushi, ceviche, and sashimi, since they are highly prone to the risk of food poisoning. You should also avoid refrigerated smoked fish, it may carries the risk of Listeria, a serious bacterial infection.
You can eat salmon, shrimp, catfish, crab, cod, lobster, clams, trout and local fresh water fish.
Cooking fish in the right manner helps in reducing any kind of exposure to potential contaminants that could cause harm to you or your baby.
It is best to eat recommended portions and quantities of fresh fish ( two or three servings of low mercury fish every week - 226 to 340 grams) during pregnancy without overdoing it.
Speak to your doctor and check if it is okay to eat certain fish during pregnancy.