Can a pregnant woman eat smoked mussels?

Are mussels high in mercury?

Mercury Levels in Mussels

The good news is that the mercury levels in shellfish such as mussels, oysters and clams is very low. This makes mussels safe for you to eat during pregnancy as a part of a healthy diet.

Why is smoked seafood bad during pregnancy?

The only smoked seafood that should be consumed during pregnancy is canned. Eating uncanned smoked seafood is not recommended during pregnancy because it may carry listeria and infect a woman with listeriosis, a potentially dangerous condition during pregnancy.

What seafood is safe when pregnant?

Never eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish. Limit lower-mercury fish, such as canned light tuna, shrimp, salmon, catfish and tilapia, to 12 ounces (two average meals) a week. Albacore “white” tuna has more mercury than canned light tuna, so limit your intake to one serving (six ounces) per week.

Can you eat too many mussels?

It has been known for a long time that consumption of mussels and other bivalve shellfish can cause poisoning in humans, with symptoms ranging from diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting to neurotoxicological effects, including paralysis and even death in extreme cases.

What mussels are safe to eat?

Discard all mussels that have broken shells or an unpleasant odor, as well as any that feel unusually heavy or light compared to the rest. Aside from that, keep all the mussels that are closed, as they are good to eat.

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Can a pregnant lady eat smoked salmon?

Smoked salmon and smoked trout are fine to eat during pregnancy as part of your oily fish intake, but do be aware they contain a lot of salt.

What happens if you get Listeria while pregnant?

During pregnancy, a listeria infection is likely to cause only mild signs and symptoms in the mother. The consequences for the baby, however, can be devastating — the baby can die in the womb or have a life-threatening infection within a few days of being born.

How do you know if you have Listeria pregnancy?

Symptoms of listeriosis may show up 2-30 days after exposure. Symptoms in pregnant women include mild flu-like symptoms, headaches, muscle aches, fever, nausea, and vomiting. If the infection spreads to the nervous system it can cause a stiff neck, disorientation, or convulsions.