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Snow Crab Legs and Pregnancy

Hello,  I was wondering if any of you had advise on this--  I am almost 7 weeks now, and my husband and I are in the habit of eating "crab boils" every friday night, I have read that it is okay to eat snow crab legs and shrimp (which are the only 2 seafoods in this) up to 4 times a month- so we are going to cut it back to at least only 2 times a month, or maybe just once a month during the pregnancy...  do you guys think that is okay... I have read scary stories about mercruy level, pregnancy, and brain damage... so I just wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on it...  thanks!
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*Sigh* i am so torn on this one. My nurse told me crab legs were a no-no but everywhere i look online says its OK in moderation during pregnancy. I just dont know. I havent eaten any since my nurse said no, but i have been wanting to so bad.
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Oh yeah, here is a list of  fish/seafood and mercury levels. you can go to http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm and read the whole article.


HIGHEST Mercury - AVOID Eating
Grouper
Marlin
Orange roughy
Tilefish
Swordfish
Shark
Mackerel (king)




HIGH Mercury- Eat no more than three 6-oz servings per month
Bass saltwater
Croaker
Halibut
Tuna (canned, white albacore) See tuna chart below
Tuna (fresh bluefin, ahi)
Sea trout
Bluefish
Lobster (American/Maine)



LOWER MERCURY- Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month
Carp
Mahi Mahi
Crab (dungeness)
Snapper
Crab (blue)
Herring
Crab (snow)
Monkfish
Perch (freshwater)
Skate
Cod*
Tuna (canned, chunk light)
Tuna (fresh Pacific albacore)




LOWEST MERCURY - Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week
Anchovies
Butterfish
Calamari (squid)
Caviar (farmed)
Crab (king)
Pollock
Catfish
Whitefish
Perch (ocean)
Scallops
Flounder
Haddock
Hake
Herring
Lobster (spiny/rock)
Shad
Sole
Crawfish/crayfish
Salmon
Shrimp
Clams
Tilapia
Oysters
Sardines
Sturgeon (farmed)
Trout (freshwater)



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I never heard anything about this until this pregnancy. Was stationed in alaska with one of my pregnancies and ate crab legs constantly. I guess just cut down on them if possible. There is so much too worry about! I can't take it.
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MMMMMMMMMMM!!   We had king crab tonight!!  YUMMY!!
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oh thank goodness, we pigged out ( 6lbs -2 adults 1 child, ) last night, we're not proud but it was d@mn good! It was King Crab so I won't worry  : )
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tator im on my way to your house for dinner!! crab sounds darn good right now!!
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Oh tyou are lucky if you can eat it!  I tried eating it once in the first trimester and couldnt keep it down and then again in the second and couldnt keep it down then either!  AND I LOVE IT!  I'm in the 3rd now but think I'll just wait till baby is out!
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