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Is It Safe to Eat Fish During Pregnancy?

Research shows that eating fish during pregnancy is beneficial for the neurodevelopment of the fetus due to its high levels of protein, unsaturated fat, and Omega-3 oils, it is also linked to a decreased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. 

However, consuming fish that have high heavy metal levels (such as mercury) is shown to have negative impacts on the babies’ nervous system.

As long as future moms are selective about the type and amount of seafood they consume, eating fish is considered to be healthy during pregnancy. EPA, CDC and FDA recommend for pregnant women to eat 8 to 12 ounces of low-mercury fish in a week.

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Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy: Risk factors and supplements
Vitamin D is produced by the body and is also found in many foods. Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be linked with an increased risk of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, and preterm birth. Receiving adequate vitamin D during pregnancy through diet and supplements is necessary to maintain homeostasis and possibly reduce these unwanted outcomes.
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