Slightly odd craving...

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  1. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    Mackrel/sardines in tomato sauce on toast :blush:

    I haven't eaten any yet though (Ive been sticking to sardine & tomato paste lol) does anyone know if its safe & if protions should be limited? Everywhere online is telling me something different, and I NEED MACKEREL!! :)

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  2. Lawhra

    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Ooh I bought mackerel in tomato sauce to try on toast, not a craving just something I thought I'd try as mackerel is really good for you and I love it. I had been craving smoked mackerel and having one small portion a week but have had enough of that now. It is important to eat oily fish like those for the baby's developing brain. Not too sure on portions but I am sticking to one portion per week because I eat tuna too.
     
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    Swordfish and mackerel are big nonos during pregnancy! :nope: They are the only two kinds of fish that we have to avoid completely.
     
  4. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    I heard only king mackerel should be avoided altogether?

    Fish with high amounts of mercury eg swordfish are ones that live for a long time.

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    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Really? I thought Mackerel was ok? Oh yikes I'm worried now!
     
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    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    thats the thing everyone says something different everywhere Ive looked, I dont know whats right. Im not seeing my midwife for another 5 weeks either so cant even ask her xx
     
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    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    Oh I see. It is difficult when there is conflicting evidence. I suppose, unless you can ask her on the phone, just go with what makes you more comfortable.
     
  9. Linzi

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    Well on the FSA website it doesn't mention it - Im sure if it was dangerous it would say. Might just stick to 2 portions a week just incase :) xx
     
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    https://www.pregnancy-calendars.net/fish.aspx This is a good list of fish dos and donts.

    I only heard that King Mackerel was not allowed. Little mackerels that are up to a foot long should be completely completely fine. Remember, the rule is that the bigger the fish is the more mercury it has in it. The smaller the fish, the less there is to worry about.

    I eat mackerel.
     
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    MMmm that sounds delicious! Last week, I opened a can of smoked oysters and proceeded to eat them all. Probably not the healthiest but exactly what I needed at the time :)
     
  12. MrsMalowey

    MrsMalowey Mummy to Sophie

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    I have been eating mackerel and sardines on toast with a ton of butter, so yummy. Not too many though just in case. My Nhs pregnancy book says oily fish is good for developing brain etc so i figured in moderation it is fine x
     

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