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Who eats sushi while pregnant?! Craving!!!

post #1 of 40
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Hey ladies! Who continues to eat sushi while pregnant?! I have a terrible craving for it! My father-in-law has a sushi restaurant and I want a catipillar roll so bad!!
post #2 of 40

I do.  I would go all the time if my fil had a restaurant!

post #3 of 40
I wanted sushi really badly and we went to get it and I decided against it at the last second. My husband ate it and got horrible awful projectile food poisoning. It kind of turned me off sushi for the rest of the pregnancy!
post #4 of 40
I do. I would definitely eat it more often if my fil had a restaurant. Most of the safety concerns come from how it's stored and handled and if you know he's safe, you're good.
post #5 of 40
I do. I had my 2nd daughter while living in Japan. A whole nation of women doesn't stop eating it through pregnancy. Why should I? smile.gif
post #6 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

I do. I had my 2nd daughter while living in Japan. A whole nation of women doesn't stop eating it through pregnancy. Why should I? smile.gif

I read that in Japan pregnant women Re actually encouraged to eat sushi often. I think that sushi in Japan would be way more safe than sushi in the US only because i read that Japan's health ministry is very strict.
post #7 of 40

I really craved sushi during my last pregnancy, and I would love some now as well! I heard that as long as the fish was frozen beforehand, then it's safe. To be honest I ate it anyway last time, and will probably do the same again this time.
 

post #8 of 40

I'm going to a conference in a couple of weeks and there's a group of us who tries to find sushi wherever our conference is at, so I will probably partake.  I'm REALLY looking forward to it.  I just won't have any sake, that's all.  Sheepish.gif

post #9 of 40

Me.  I just don't eat as much of the mercury-offenders, but otherwise, like the OP said, a whole nation doesn't stop eating it, so I don't worry about it.  Heck, during the first trimester, it's one of the few things I can get to stay down.

post #10 of 40

Noticed this in new posts. 

 

Just stick with the vegetarian options if you are really concerned. It's no different than eating any other rice and veggie dish. 

 

If you want some protein, look for sushi using cooked seafood, such as smoked salmon or poached shellfish, rather than raw. 

 

It's also very easy to make at home. 

post #11 of 40

I'm not wild about raw stuff, but LOVE shrimp, crab, or cooked fish sushi. Especially when pregnant.

post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by sageowl View Post

Me.  I just don't eat as much of the mercury-offenders, but otherwise, like the OP said, a whole nation doesn't stop eating it, so I don't worry about it.  Heck, during the first trimester, it's one of the few things I can get to stay down.

Even mercury offenders like ahi, opah, et cetera have been found to be safe in greater quantities than thought previously because of the binding effect of the selenium also present in the fish. Tilefish and shark, not sushi components, are really still the only ones that should be avoided.

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post #14 of 40

I do.  And I wish my FIL owned a sushi restaurant!!!

post #15 of 40

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  I do

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  And I

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   LOVE IT

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but I sneak bag.gif it BC my DH believes I shouldn't in "this condition." *snort* I love spicy tuna.... nom nom nom... I also drink raw milk (hubby knows about that) and eat deli meat/soft cheeses! *gasp* I know... I am a rebel.

 

 

post #16 of 40

I did, but only cooked and/or veggie ones.  Even restricting it to those the many options kept me full and happy. 

post #17 of 40

The problem I had was that specifically craved raw salmon sushi. But I always asked if it had been frozen beforehand, just to be on the safe side.
 

post #18 of 40

With my DD I craved salmon-topped california rolls like mad, and indulged frequently. I also sometimes had spicy tuna and yellowtail, but mostly stuck to salmon.

 

I've had the salmon-topped california rolls a few times this pregnancy, but am not craving it as badly as with DD. I might go get myself some tomorrow, though. YUM.

post #19 of 40

Thanks to this thread I've organised with my sister to go to a sushi restaurant!
 

post #20 of 40

I do. As long as it's not gas station sushi I think you're pretty safe. I go to the same place all the time and it's got a good reputation. No one getting sick and stuff :)

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