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Common Pregnancy Myths


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There are tons of rules that women are supposed to follow when they are expecting. Trying to keep track of all of the things that you cannot do can be stressful and is constantly exhausting, but we have some good news for you! There are a bunch of different rules that you may be able to skip now that science has advanced.

If you are ready to celebrate while expecting, read on to learn about what you can stop fearing and stressing about while you ready yourself for birth.

You Can’t Eat Sushi While Pregnant

Sushi has been a common villain that most women learn about while they are pregnant. Everyone knows that you should not consume raw fish because of concerns about worms and other parasites; however, we are here to tell you that there is actually a bit of a workaround when it comes to consuming this delicious food while you are expecting.

Research has shown that it is actually usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes that contain raw fish, such as sashimi. While it isn’t suggested that you eat it frequently as that raises the chances of harming your unborn child, there is no reason why you cannot eat a roll or two once a week. However, it is important to note that not all different types of fish will be the same amount of safe.

If you want to ensure that you don’t get sick while you eat sushi, then you should skip fishes such as the following:

Mackerel
Shark
Tilefish
Swordfish
Tuna

This isn’t because they are more likely to have worms or other issues, but due to the fact that they have a larger buildup of mercury in their system. This can be dangerous for your developing fetus and yourself. Otherwise, you can treat yourself to sushi occasionally without any worries!

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