Tuna :D

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  1. tinkerbell*

    tinkerbell* Well-Known Member

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    ello, me again!

    my midwife told me that you shouldn't eat too much tuna whist pregnant...... i eat lots of it, so i was wondering how much is too much.... in respect to cans a week??????



    hehe! soz random question :p
     
  2. Emma58

    Emma58 Well-Known Member

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    My midwife told me two cans a week is the limit.
    I love Tuna i'm finding it hard not to eat more.
     
  3. tinkerbell*

    tinkerbell* Well-Known Member

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    hehe! Thank you
    yeah i just munched jacket potato with lots of butter and... TUNA :-D only my 1 and 1/2... luckily, its a sunday hehe :D
     
  4. Sherlock

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    Tinned tuna is not so bad as fresh anyways. But yes, limit it as it still contains mercury. I love tuna also but limit myself to one tin every few weeks now rather than each week as I worry about the mercury levels regardless.

    I adore fresh grilled tuna but have not touched it since finding out I was PG and won't eat it till after I have given birth and breastfed I guess.
     
  5. Tegala-7thMarch08

    Tegala-7thMarch08 Well-Known Member

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    i eat tuna all teh time i had no idea we should controll teh amount we eat :? :? :? :shock:
     
  6. Sherlock

    Sherlock Well-Known Member

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    It has higher levels of mercury. As does swordfish and a few others. Canned and fresh are both supposed to be limited.

    It is said to not be problamatic normally but apparently can affect a baby's developing nervous system.

    If you've been eating the recommended amount I'd not worry too much.
     
  7. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    :shock: :shock: My mw gave me diet plan and it has.... SWORDFISH on it :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Also tuna as well... I was told to eat lots of tuna fish by my mw because it has high levels of omega 3 in it which improves the baby's developing brain.
     
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    mandspice Well-Known Member

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    My MW told me not to eat any...I don't like it anyway so that's easy enough but I'm sure a little won't hurt
     
  9. Quill

    Quill Well-Known Member

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    I limit myself to 1 or 2 portions per week. But I love tuna! I also try and eat a portion of salmon once per week... like someone else said, fish is good for developing brains! :)
     
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    I conceived whilst on holiday in Mauritius and all I ate out there was fish... tuna, swordfish, marlin, all of which are on the strictly NO GO list. Oh well!! I still eat tuna now but just half a tin every few weeks.
     

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