What's Safe, What's Not
Safety guidelines for every stage of pregnancy.
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Rare and raw fish, shellfish and meat should be avoided throughout your pregnancy.
Consuming any of these items exposes you to bacterial infection and parasites that can be passed on to your baby, which could result in impaired growth and brain development. This doesn’t mean you have to avoid Japanese restaurants entirely, just order a fully cooked alternative to sushi.
As for fully cooked seafood, make smart choices.