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

...Shrimp?

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Safe, But...

Enjoy it in limited amounts if it is fully cooked!

Pregnant women can enjoy shrimp 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, shrimp is in the class of seafood considered to have the lowest amount of mercury. Additionally, pregnant women should only eat shrimp if it is fully cooked. According to the FDA, pregnant women should not eat any raw or undercooked seafood and should cook seafood to at least 145°F. Shrimp should be cooked until it turns red and the meat is pearly opaque.

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