Fish And Pregnancy

September 14, 2010 Updated Sep 14, 2010 at 8:52 PM EDT

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September 14, 2010 Updated Sep 14, 2010 at 8:52 PM EDT

A lot of pregnant women stay away from eating fish because of mercury contamination. High levels of mercury can affect a baby's nervous system.

That's why federal health experts recommend pregnant women avoid eating swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel, and shark.

But fish contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, so some good choices include shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, and catfish. All of those are low in mercury.

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