As long as you follow the guidelines, fish is an excellent food during pregnancy. More about week 19.
With the return of your appetite, it’s important to take advantage of the chance to get lots of healthy foods into your system! Fish gets a really bad rap in pregnancy, but is actually super important for your developing baby. Many pregnant women avoid fish because of fears of consuming too much mercury, but the truth is that lots of healthy fish options exist that will allow you to avoid high mercury levels while getting you the healthy fish oils that your baby needs. These fish oils (specifically DHA) are very important in your baby’s brain and eye development.
Read more about week 19.
Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020