Who eats sushi while pregnant?! Craving!!!
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.
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.
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.
The research is here http://ebm.rsmjournals.com/content/145/3/782.short
and the convenient "handout" form is here http://www.undeerc.org/fish/pdfs/Selenium-Mercury.pdf
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.