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Posted by: 2 months preggies | 2009/06/17

Sushi

Hi doc, I was wondering if it is okay to eat sushi while pregnant??? Someone said i should not eat it. Why is that??? Thank you

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Dear 2 month preggies
It is better to avoid sushi while pregant - raw or seared fish has a greater risk of transmitting dangerous bacteria or parasites and pregnant women are more susceptible to certain bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes.Eating raw fish is also associated with the risk of worm infestation. Fish that has not been frozen can be infested with fish tape worms (Diphyllobothriasis latum), which may pose a health risk, particularly during pregnancy.
Dr Bets

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