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    Default Calamari?

    is calamari safe to eat during pregnancy? I was reading up and it says it is a low level mecury type of seafood.. but still never told me wether it was safe or not
    its our 2nd wedding anniversary on monday and we are going out to hogs breath for dinner and for the entree we usually get the "finger foods" thing which has salt and pepper dusted calamari and iam drooling about eating it again..

    so is it safe does anyone know? I hope so coz i really wanna eat it hehe, ive been drooling over the menu cant wait!

    thanks
    Lesley


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    Hi Lesley!! How are you. How did I miss you were Preggas? Congratulations!!!
    How quick has the time gone, since you were living in Adelaide??

    I'm not sure about calamari, but I've heard that its prawns and oysters that are bad, and shell fish in general. If calamari is cooked well, I am sure it would be ok? Hmmm Not sure though, I would see what everyone else thinks?

    Take Care Matey

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    From a US site:
    Highest Mercury
    AVOID Eating

    Grouper
    Marlin
    Orange roughy
    Tilefish
    Swordfish
    Shark
    Mackerel (king)

    High Mercury
    Eat no more than three 6-oz servings per month

    Bass saltwater
    Croaker
    Halibut
    Tuna (canned, white albacore) See tuna chart below
    Tuna (fresh bluefin, ahi)
    Sea trout
    Bluefish
    Lobster (American/Maine)

    LOWER MERCURY
    Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month

    Carp
    Mahi Mahi
    Crab (dungeness)
    Snapper
    Crab (blue)
    Herring
    Crab (snow)
    Monkfish
    Perch (freshwater)
    Skate
    Cod*
    Tuna (canned, chunk light)
    Tuna (fresh Pacific albacore)

    LOWEST MERCURY
    Enjoy two 6-oz servings per week

    Anchovies
    Butterfish
    Calamari (squid)
    Caviar (farmed)
    Crab (king)
    Pollock
    Catfish
    Whitefish
    Perch (ocean)
    Scallops
    Flounder
    Haddock
    Hake
    Herring
    Lobster (spiny/rock)
    Shad
    Sole
    Crawfish/crayfish
    Salmon
    Shrimp
    Clams
    Tilapia
    Oysters
    Sardines
    Sturgeon (farmed)
    Trout (freshwater)
    Chart obtained from the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC); data obtained by the FDA and the EPA.
    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    Cailin, Thats so handy to have, I am going to print it off! Thanks!!

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    thanks cailin, im guessing that means im allowed to eat some.

    Ally, yeah I know! we've been here since april so 5 months now! it has certainly flown by, yep preggas hehe halfway through, i havent been visitng really often lately, i se your ttc.. good luck hope it happens soon for you.
    take care
    Lesley

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    I've eaten calamari with this pregnancy i never gave it a second thought and the same goes with prawns.

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    Thanks Lesley!
    We had a Embryo Transfer Last Tuesday, so just on the TWW....Seems like forever!! Its all good though!
    Take Care

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    I ate prawns during my pregnancy - mainly at Christmas. I didn't worry too much as I'm not a regular fish/seafood eater. I'm sure calamari would br fine especially seeing as its cooked... damn you have me hungry now lol!

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    You girls have made me so jealous! The most adventurous I get with food is toast or a salad my m/s is still around.
    I wish I could eat some calamari

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    I've eaten calamari...it's more the high mercury seafood that you need to be mindful of.

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    With all of my pregnancies, especially number 4 I ate calamari and prawns.
    I was told by midwife a couple of weeks ago seafood is ok as long as it is cooked properly.
    Enjoy your night out
    Michelle

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