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    Can I eat fish during pregnancy?
    Is it good to eat fish when pregnant?

    Topic: Pregnancy | Asked by: Sarla | on: 04 Feb 2015
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    Answered by:
    Ms. Nutan Pandit
    Posted on:
    04-FEB-2015
    Fish is excellent to eat when pregnant because it is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. A regular intake of omega 3 fatty acids enhances the intelligence of the child and reduces depression in the mother. Apart from fish, omega 3 fatty acids are also present in walnuts, soya bean oil and flaxseed oil. It is best to ingest omega 3 fatty acids through food and not through tablets. Women can eat a few walnuts daily. A lot of pregnant American women avoid fish to avoid exposing the baby in the womb to trace amounts of brain damaging mercury poisoning that may be present in the fish. However, according to Dr Joseph Hibbeln from America’s National Institute of Health, omega 3 fatty acids show, ‘that the benefits of eating such fish far outweigh the risks from mercury in them... the amount of omega 3 fatty acids in a pregnant woman’s diet helps to determine her child’s intelligence, fine-motor skills (such as the ability to manipulate small objects, and hand-eye coordination) and also the propensity to anti-social behaviour.’

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