Fish intake recommendations in the third trimester

The third trimester is a great time to increase fatty fish intake. Fatty fish contain omega-3s, notably DHA which is important for baby's brain development. Avoid eating any shark, swordfish, sea bass, king mackerel and bigeye/ahi tuna because they contain high levels of mercury. Exposure to mercury can cause irreversible damage to baby's nervous system.

Instead, we recommend eating two servings per week of a variety of fish/shellfish that are lower in mercury. These include: 

  • wild salmon
  • trout
  • sardines
  • shrimp
  • lobster
  • crab
  • tilapia
  • cod
  • mahi mahi
  • catfish
  • light tuna contains less mercury than white, so one can per week is okay
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