Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Safety of Fish

According to research , omega-3 fatty acids from fish can boost your baby's prenatal growth. However, nearly all fish contain some level of mercury. The following are tips to minimize your risk without eliminating fish consumption: -Avoid shark, swordfish and king mackerel because the contain excessive levels of mercury. -Limit your consumption of low-mercury fish to two of three meals per week (not exeeding 12 ounces total) -Limit consumption of bottom-feeders such as clams and other shellfish -Stick with low-mercury fish like salmon, flounder, and canned tuna. Check out Pregnancy Weekly for more information. Find out more fish safety studies that pregnant women should know.