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Squid and shellfish

(6 Posts)
LittleMonster100 Tue 16-Apr-13 14:24:18

Is squid safe to eat in pregnancy?

And what about shellfish - crab, prawns etc? If they're cooked?

Mumtobe26 Tue 16-Apr-13 14:32:13

I'm not a doctor so this is purely my opinion. I've just been trying to use my own common sense when it comes to what to eat and what to avoid. I've been under the understanding that you should avoid shellfish during pregnancy, I'm assuming as there is a higher chance of getting food poisoning. Personally, I have avoided things such as mussels etc but I have eaten prawns. I think as long as you know where the fish has come from eg how old it is and how well it has been cooked then you should be fine.. but I would maybe aire on the side of caution when tucking into a prawn sandwich that has been left on the shelf all day..

I hope that helps, that's just my opinion! x

LittleMonster100 Tue 16-Apr-13 14:37:43

Thank you mum does anyone know what the official guidelines are?

huhpuh Tue 16-Apr-13 14:41:53

I thought it was just raw shellfish that was an issue - oysters (bleurgh) and the like. I've been eating cooked shellfish (prawns, mussels etc) and squid and am 7.5 months gone - but as Mumtobe26 says, I've exercised my judgement as to what the shellfish is, how it's been stored, cooked etc. No dodgy petrol station prawn butties and the like! But I'm not sure I'd eat them even if I weren't up the duff.

midori1999 Tue 16-Apr-13 14:48:11

It's fine. Just no raw shellfish.

www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/917.aspx?CategoryID=54

RJM17 Tue 16-Apr-13 16:09:53

It's fine. I enjoyed a lovely calamari on Saturday!!
It's just shellfish that's a no no x

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