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Can mommy eat...? A healthy eating guide for moms to be.


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Enjoy them in limited amounts if they are fully cooked!

Pregnant women can enjoy scallops as part of the two six-ounce servings of low mercury cooked seafood they eat per week. Due to high levels of mercury, the FDA recommends a limit on the amount and kind of seafood pregnant women ingest to prevent harm to themselves and their baby. According to the American Pregnancy Association, scallops are in the class of seafood considered to have the lowest amount of mercury. Additionally, pregnant women should only eat scallops if they are fully cooked. According to the FDA, pregnant women should not eat any raw or undercooked seafood and should cook fish to at least 145°F.