(Closed) Sushi Lovers!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@figgnewton:  eating cooked fish should be fine. shrimp tempura would be a good choice. i don’t know anything about baked mussels (sound dry) but they’re usually cooked anyway.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t think cooking fish removes mercury (I’m not the best source on this as I’m allergic to fish and can’t eat it, but I am a biochemist). I’d try to make at least one if not more of your rolls vegetarian/non-fish just to be on the safe side.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You should still avoid high mercury fish, even if it’s cooked.  I have a pregnant friend right who is eating raw sushi still (her thought – women in Japan do it, why shouldn’t she be able to?  Makes sense to me) and all she does is avoid the the fishies with lots of possible mercury.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The cooking does not remove mercury. “Because fish eliminate mercury at a very slow rate, it accumulates in their tissues and organs where it cannot be removed by filleting or cooking, unlike organic contaminants that concentrate in the skin and fat.” (http://doh.sd.gov/fish/Mercury.aspx)

I’ve looked into this extensively because I love sushi and Japanese food and I think I would stick with vegetarian rolls and maybe a cooked roll (e.g. Eel, crunchy) or two. I am hesitant to recommend the mussels because online information is mixed and it’s not so much the mercury concern but thorough cooking of the mussel that is a concern.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@figgnewton:  Sure will. I am not going to go out every week, but maybe once or twice, or normal frequency. It wont be grocery store or hole in the wall joint kind of places. It will be a place I know and trust with high turnover so fresh food.

Its not something I am super scared of. Maybe also because most of my friends never cared about it when they were pregnant so it doesnt see so weird. I will also not be cooking my meat well done if its a steak. Ground meat is a different story though,

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve seen bee’s say they told the chef and/or waitress that they were pregnant and they made the rolls specifically for them. Maybe try that? 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@figgnewton:  I’m so craving it too!  I don’t miss alcohol but I sure do miss sushi!  And after reading this, I think I might convince my hubby to go out for some tonight.  My favourite are the philadelphia rolls, which are made with smoked salmon, so I think that would be safe, right?  Oohh…and definitely shrimp tempura.  Darnit, it’s only 2:30 here, still many hours to go until dinner.  I hope you have a delicious meal!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Moderation when it comes to sushi consumption is fine. Just try to avoid high mercury fish.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have heard no more than two servings of fish per week, and stay away from fish really high in mercury. Swordfish and mackerel are two that are high in mercury. Have fun! Sounds delish 🙂

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