Maternal & Child Community
Snow Crab Legs and Pregnancy
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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!
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
194033_tn?1230787005
*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.
Blank
194033_tn?1230787005
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)



Blank
Avatar_n_tn
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.
Blank
145997_tn?1196795421
MMMMMMMMMMM!!   We had king crab tonight!!  YUMMY!!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
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  : )
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
tator im on my way to your house for dinner!! crab sounds darn good right now!!
Blank
177988_tn?1266802499
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!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bsmom09
1527510_tn?1392304944
Blank
Carly1306
United Kingdom