Fish Consumption During Pregnancy
Many people are concerned about the level of mercury present in fish, and in particular how much fish is safe to consume during pregnancy.
The best place to find information on fish consumption is on the Australian Food Standards website which is www.foodstandards.gov.au
In general, it is safe during pregnancy to consume 2-3 serves of fish and seafood per week, one serve being equal to 150 grams.
Canned tuna is safe to consume in pregnancy, 2-3 serves a week.
If the fish is orange rough, deep sea perch or cat fish you should only have one serve and no other fish for the week.
If the fish is Flake, Swordfish, or Marlin you should only have one serve and no other fish for the fortnight.
If you have any further questions regarding fish consumption in pregnancy you can discuss this with Dr Bonazzi at your next appointment or with Lauren (midwife) on the phone.