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The Seafood Pregnant Women Can and Can't Eat

Published: May 25, 2016

Once you find out you are pregnant, you are eager to find out all the information you can about what is and isn't safe for your growing baby. But sometimes that information can be confusing - especially when it comes to eating fish.

Eating seafood during pregnancy can be safe and even encouraged. Fish can be a great source of protein and nutrients like B-vitamins, iron and zinc. Some fish have large amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are not only good for your own heart health, but also the development of your unborn baby's brain.

"The biggest thing about eating fish - and really all foods when you are pregnant - is moderation," said Dr. Mandy Buskevicius, an OB-GYN at Methodist Women's Center. "Eating fish once or twice a week is totally fine."

Learn more about seafood and pregnancy in this LiveWell Nebraska blog post.