5 Safe Seafood options during Pregnancy

A food future moms are told to be careful eating is seafood. Whether it’s because of the mercury levels or food safety reasons, fish, and shellfish can seem like a slippery slope during pregnancy, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Check out this list of safe options!


One of the more popular and favored fish, salmon is known for its multiple health benefits, delicate flavor, and beautiful pink color. It also contains low mercury & high omega-3's.


Shrimp is another type of seafood that’s full of omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, shrimp also contains good amounts of iron, zinc, and iodine, which are all important nutrients for pregnant women.


Sardines are one of the lowest mercury fish, even though they may not be top of the list when it comes to favorite fish. They’re perfectly safe to eat during pregnancy and recommended if you can stomach them.


Trout is a type of fish that is a bit milder in taste and good for those who don’t particularly love any sort of ‘fishy’ taste. Try trout if you need to up your protein intake, or if you don’t eat much meat because it is a great source of vitamin B12.


Scallops are actually one of the lowest mercury shellfish available, so a great option. Scallops are a good source of protein, minerals like magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12.

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