All About Sushi For Pregnant Women

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I wanted to dedicate a whole blog post to talk about sushi for pregnant women. It’s such a popular topic that is highly talked about but rarely has an answer to.

If you’re a sushi lover like me and you’re pregnant, then you probably have a million questions kind of like these. Can I eat sushi while pregnant? What kind of sushi can you eat while pregnant? Can you eat raw fish during pregnancy? Can you eat fried sushi while pregnant? And what happens if you eat sushi while pregnant?

If these are questions you have then this is the perfect blog post for you! I had all of these questions when I was pregnant for the first time and I kept hearing that you pregnant women were not allowed to eat sushi.

The Ordeal About Sushi For Pregnant Women

So you might be wondering, why is sushi bad for pregnancy? As you already know, there’s quite a list of food items that are off-limits during pregnancy. And it’s mostly because you’re growing a baby inside the womb that is eating what you’re eating.

Overall, you and your baby can get bacteria that could lead to further complications down the road. And in addition to that, raw fish is high in mercury. High levels of mercury can cause brain damage, hearing, and vision problems in the baby.

Can I eat sushi while pregnant?

Raw seafood may contain parasites or bacteria such as Listeria that can make pregnant women sick and even potentially harm their babies. The list of “raw seafood” consists of sushi, sashimi, raw oysters, raw clams, raw scallops, and ceviche.

What is Listeria?

Listeria is bacteria that can cause listeriosis which is a type of food poisoning that can make pregnant women and their babies really sick. And pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting listeriosis.

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What kind of sushi can you eat while pregnant?

Believe it or not, not everyone knows that there are different types of sushi out there. There is raw and cooked sushi. Cooked sushi typically has tempura shrimp, eel (cooked fish), or other cooked assortment of meat.

As much as you love raw sushi, maybe it’s better to be on the safe side and avoid it. However, I personally ate sushi with raw fish while pregnant but after my first trimester. But I do recommend eating sushi from a reputable sushi restaurant and avoid grocery store sushi if you must!

Another thing you should do (or better yet, do first) is check with your OBGYN to make sure you’re not a high-risk pregnancy before eating sushi. You might’ve heard several different stories of other pregnant women getting the green light to eat sushi. But do keep in mind that every pregnancy is different so speak with your OBGYN.

Can you eat fried sushi while pregnant?

I’d definitely recommend fried sushi over raw sushi while pregnant because we know it’s cooked. And if you are very adamant about eating sushi while pregnant but want to avoid anything raw, talk to your waitress and see what they recommend that’s cooked.

Final Thoughts

I hope this post about sushi for pregnant women like yourself answered questions you may have had! There can be confusing information out there.

But there’s one thing you should definitely take with you. There are definitely risks to consider before eating raw fish or any other off-limits food during pregnancy. So speak with your OBGYN before you make any decisions! Thanks for reading!

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