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Can I have Sardines during pregnancy?
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Can I have Sardines during pregnancy?

Hi,

I am 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Can I have Sardines during pregnancy? I heard tuna is nor safe during the pregnancy.

Best regards,
Sue
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Hello,

Fish high in mercury content should be avoided or limited.  These include shark, tilefish, swordfish, and king mackerel.  Canned, chunk light tuna generally has a lower amount of mercury than other tuna, but still should only be eaten in moderation.

Sardines have a low mercury content, thus up to two 6oz servings per week is okay.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
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