(Closed) Question for sushi-loving pregnant Bees

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I order the veggie rolls and tofu rolls, especially things with avocado.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve been ordering vegetarian or cooked sushi rolls, since I refuse to give up my sushi.  Spicy avocado is delicious, and was already a favourite before I was pregnant. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

@ellebeerob:  My midwife said that if you were accustome to eating raw fish before pregnancy that its ok to eat high quality raw fish during pregnancy (i.e. sushi from a good resturant that you have eaten at before- not groccery store sushi)- but that i needed to avoid tuna, mackrel and other high fat fish because of heavy metals. So I stick with salmon mostly. I also do the veggie rolls.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I went last I sat at the bar and told the chef I was pregnant. He suggested their volcano roll and firecracker roll. Both were cooked. One had tuna and the other shrimp and crab. 

It was all delicious. I did think about if I was getting too much mercury in one sitting. All those worries passed after i threw it all up in the parking lot 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thye have spicy scallop rolls at a lot of places which are cooked and also crunch maki’s are usually cooked and they have some extra flavor on them. Sometimes places have their own specials too that are cooked, so you don’t have to stick to California rolls. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I try to follow these guidelines: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/sushimercury.htm

I haven’t avoided raw rolls completely but I’ve cut back and get more cooked rolls than I used to.  I’m more concerned with mercury than listeria.  I figure if the fish has listeria it’s likely to cross contaminate the veggies and I doubt the quick dip in the fryer is enough to kill it.  Locking myself in a padded cell doesn’t feel right so sushi is one of my calculated risks.  I’ve eaten it probably 6 times or so during this pregnancy.  (I’m at 37 weeks now.)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I eat a lot of spicy crab rolls and also some shrimp tempura rolls… that’s pretty much the best of what’s available at the place where we always go. We went to a place in Monterey, CA when we were on vacation that had 6-8 awesome cooked rolls! It depends so much on the place!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was looking at this thread yesterday, and got sad immediately. I SO miss my spicy tuna rolls. I told my husband that he needs to bring me some after I give birth! haha

It seems like a bot of you ladies are still going to sushi places, just not eating uncooked rolls. I  just get paranoid, thinking they’re rolling the cooked and uncooked stuff on the same surface, so it might get bacteria. No? Should this not be something I should be worried about? Cuz if not, I’m getting some sushi today!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@luli29:  They took mine straight from the fryer to my plate and not in contact with any raw stuff surface. I’d sat at the bar and explained my needs and they were very considerate. 

Maybe I should add that when I puked it up it was purely because I over stuffed myself with it. It was so damn good I didn’t want to stop eating it after 4 pieces. It was worth it. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Luli29 – I did sorta worry about that but figured the risk was small. I’ve only eaten at nicer restaurants and I haven’t had any issues. I didn’t even ask them to not cross-contaminate because my husband felt doing so was unnecessary… I would talk to them though if your worried.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve only been out for sushi once since getting pregnant, but I just told the waitress and she helped me pick out different options.  If taking the teensy tiny chance of cross-contamination is the worst thing I do as a mother, this kid will be pretty darn lucky!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t been pregnant yet, but my when my boss was pregnant, she did a lot of research and came up with a conclusion similar to @pretzel: said, that uncooked should be fine if you are used to eating it already and get it from a reputable place. She said there seems to be a huge cultural bias in the US against sushi, while in Japan it’s completely normal to eat uncooked sushi throughout pregnancy. My understanding is statistically, you’re much more likely to get sick from improperly chicken then from sushi, because sushi restaurants have much more regulations and such.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I miss sushi so much.  I gave it up and it is the thing I miss the most.  I guess I am just super paranoid!  Good to hear some options people think are alright…

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