(Closed) Is some sushi safe during pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I didn’t eat it since I don’t like Sushi, but my doctor’s first appointment with me, we went over food. She said as long as I trusted the place and it seems to be clean, you’re golden.

Post # 32
2797 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I ate sushi during my pregnancy and would again for a second baby. I felt the benefit of healthy fats/omega 3s, protein, etc outweighed the small risk of food poisoning. While the consequence is severe, the risk was small enough (from reputable places) that I felt comfortable taking it. I did avlid large predator fish like tuna because of the high mercury content.

Post # 33
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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btob17:  Where do you live? We eat “real” sashimi all the time… not smoked, cured, or anything else. And most western restaurants refer to nigiri as “sushi” so it’s raw fish sitting on top of rice.

I’m 24 weeks pregnant and have avoided raw sashimi, along with any maki rolls with raw fish in them. I still eat rolls with cooked eel and cooked shrimp!

Post # 34
1906 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

its the rice you have to watch out for. rice is a huge factor for food poisoning. even if they make it “fresh” in front of you, the rice may have been sitting out for a while…be careful of that. i have stayed clear of sushi my pregnancy, but some friends of mine have eaten it and they were totally fine 🙂 i think youd be unlucky!!

Post # 35
1936 posts
Buzzing bee

OP it’s your baby and your body, and you have to do what is comfortable for you! I am not pregnant, when when I am (not for a while yet) I don’t plan on avoiding anything. As long as it is fresh and from a reputable restaurant. My line of thought is that Italian/European women still eat cheese and deli meats, as well as drinking wine (obvs not getting smashed, lol) through pregnancy, Japanese women still eat sushi, etc etc. 

Post # 36
1042 posts
Bumble bee

Rice… Being a hazard? What?

I don’t think raw fish is a problem provided that you get it from somewhere you trust. Make sure it’s clean and fresh. If you really have to, ask them which days of the week they get their fresh fish in and you can order from them around those days.

Post # 37
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There are no additional risks in pregnancy. It’s that if you would get sick, it could be worse for you bc of your compromised immune system. So basically if you trusted the place before, you can now. Stick to high quality, well prepared fish and you’re fine. Also if you’re still nervous, you can eat anything cooked and it’s fine. The “no sushi” concerns are about the raw fish. 

Post # 38
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My doctor gave me the thumbs up for sushi so of course I hit up my favorite all you can eat sushi restaurant with my husband. 🙂 I’m not a fan of cooked sushi so I only eat raw sushi. I’ve stayed away from Tuna but that’s about it. Salmon nigiri, salmon special rolls, salmon roll, yum! Salmon everything please! 

Currently 33 weeks pregnant. 

Post # 39
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I eat a ton of vegetarian sushi!!! And like a tempura shrimp roll should be FINE! 😀 No raw fish but enjoy that sushi, mama! 

Post # 40
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

my gf was extremely cautious during pregnancy on everything BUT she did eat cooked sushi and was fine.

I’ve heard a fear though is contamination…sushi chef is making raw and cooked rolls, so his/her raw hands might touch your food…

Post # 41
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

Leaving the health stuff aside, is this one of those things that you’ll think about a lot after doing it? If so, just don’t, it’s not worth the worry. I will say, vegetarian sushi is seriously under rated. Whole foods actually makes an amazing brown rice avocado roll and I’ve had some cool ones with plantains!

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