tuna?

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tuna?

All I can think about is how I want a can of tuna. I think I remember my doctor saying last time that 1 can a week is okay. But I wasn't sure if it is okay in the first trimester? Or if it is even worth it because of the mercury? what do you ladies think?

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It's okay in moderation. Here's the info I found with a quick search: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm I tend to only have it like once a month during pregnancy, but I don't eat it a whole lot anyway. Give in to the craving. Biggrin

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I think you're supposed to stay away from albacore tuna totally bc it has more mercury. However the regular tuna is okay in moderation, once a week I was told. It's Lent so I am eating more fish right now then I normally would but I mostly eat cod and tilapia or shrimp and crab and I think those are fine.

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Tiffany - You linked her to the same site as me. Lol

Darn, now I'm really hungry for tuna.

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I made some awesome farm raised catfish yesterday. It was the first time I fried fish in years. It was so good, it reminded me how people around here just don't know how to fry fish.

I don't eat a lot of tuna, but now you are making me crave some!

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I had a tuna sandwich this evening! Moderation. Moderation. Moderation. Smile

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Funnily enough I ate tuna for dinner it just sounded good after all this talk. I didn't feel super afterwards though been burping fish ever since, blech!

Andrea- I read your post lol and it went in one eye?? and out the other I swear preggo brain!!

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I always like a good tuna fish sandwhich, so I have indulged a few times. Go ahead!

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My OB agreed with the once a week thing - for tuna, she said it should be a smaller portion - I think 3 ounces? (which i believe is what comes in those starkist bags...)