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Can I eat fish in pregnancy?

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Question: Can I eat fish in pregnancy?
Answer: Yes, there are some fish that you can eat while pregnant. Fish can be a good source of protein and calcium in pregnancy. In general you can eat:
  • shrimp
  • light tuna
  • catfish
  • salmon
  • pollock

Because of dangerous levels of mercury, you will want to avoid these fish:

  • shark
  • swordfish
  • tile fish
  • king mackerel
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