Fish Consumption During Pregnancy in Melbourne

Due to the concern with mercury levels found in fish, fish consumption during pregnancy is often a topic of concern. Absorbing too much mercury while pregnant can cause damage to the foetus. It is generally safe to consume 2-3 servings of well-cooked fish or seafood in a week including tinned fish like tuna. Some fish have much higher mercury content and should be avoided or consumed only once per fortnight.

Fish with a higher mercury content are:

  • • Orange roughy
  • • Marlin
  • • Catfish
  • • Sea perch
  • • Swordfish
  • • Flake

For more information about the safety of fish consumption during pregnancy, contact Western Specialist Centre in Melbourne.