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post #21 of 40

Me me me, I do! Honestly I don't worry about the sushi at all (I do go to a high quality place for it, though!), I'm just careful not to eat too much of the pickled ginger, LOL. I'm a huge fan of ginger...I could probably eat a whole jar of the pickled stuff on its own!

post #22 of 40

I make my own at home using veggies, cream cheese, and avocado.  Having read too much about mercury and pcbs in fish I just avoid the raw fish kind since I don't know the source of the fish.  I do however eat grilled wild caught alaskan salmon, and I could use it in the sushi if I wanted I just usually make my own without it.  

post #23 of 40

I do as well.  I stick to places that I know have a good reputation and higher quality fish.

 

The issue isn't cooked/uncooked.  It is with cross-contamination.  So you could get sick from vegitarian rolls or from tempura shrimp rolls, for example, if it were cross-contaminated with something else.  Same reason you can get sick from eating any type of food anywhere though...

 

The part about freezing is important because flash freezing is what kills the potential parasites you could consume in the raw fish.  I know at least in Canada it is a requirement, but don't know about elsewhere.

 

And, as with others I just avoid the mercury offenders and enjoy (thoroughly!!).

post #24 of 40

Well thanks to this thread I finally went out for sushi yesterday, and it was great!

post #25 of 40

You can totally eat sushi while pregnant, just be super careful and only eat the cooked items. We've even gone out and asked the itamae if he would plesae use a just cleaned knife when making sushi to avoid cross contamination. While I usually just make it at home with items i buy at http://www.sushinut.com you can still go out. But if you buy your own fish and make it yourself then you *know* that it's going to be safe, and you can get your fix. 2 kids already and no problems with my huge sushi toot (if that's even an expression) :)
 

post #26 of 40

I enjoyed sushi during my last pregnancy. No problem-o.

post #27 of 40

My daughter was 5 days late. At about date 3 I said screw it "I'm eating Sushi. You were suppose to be out of there 3 days ago."

post #28 of 40
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I had an awesome unagi roll with avocado and cucumber the other day! Soooo good!
post #29 of 40
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I had an awesome unagi roll with avocado and cucumber the other day! Soooo good!

 

eat.gif  Aw man, I'm dying over here just thinking about that.  lol.gif

post #30 of 40

I eat whatever i want while pregnant LOL baby number 5 is cooking now....no problems :)

post #31 of 40

Actually, the FDA requires that ALL sushi (and all other seafood I think) to be flash-frozen. Assuming the restaurant follows all protocols, it's perfectly fine to eat sushi. I'll try to find the link and post it.

 

I had sushi during my pregnancy and nothing happened to my baby, just a few though. In my last trimester, I went crazy a few times and had 20+ pieces per session!

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by fairydustpink89 View Post

Actually, the FDA requires that ALL sushi (and all other seafood I think) to be flash-frozen. Assuming the restaurant follows all protocols, it's perfectly fine to eat sushi. I'll try to find the link and post it.

 

I had sushi during my pregnancy and nothing happened to my baby, just a few though. In my last trimester, I went crazy a few times and had 20+ pieces per session!


Yes, this is true. While there is not an actual legal requirement, if restaurants don't follow the FDA guidelines, they will likely get into lots of trouble if someone gets sick, particularly a pregnant someone. :)

 

There is more specific information here if anyone is interested: http://www.sushifaq.com/sushi-sashimi-info/sushi-grade-fish/

post #33 of 40

I eat it but only once a week and try to get it as fresh as possible.  When I have the craving more often I will get California roll so at least it is cooked fish.  But, it took me a while to be open about this...with DD#1 who is now 9 I didn't eat sushi.  I have become more open minded...or , just more educated about the facts.

post #34 of 40
I ate it like crazy my last pregnancy and everything went great.
post #35 of 40

I ate it throughout my 1st pregnancy and with this once I've been craving a spicy crispy salmon skin hand roll but have yet to go get one.  Really need to get out and get some sushi.  

post #36 of 40

I make it at home (learned years ago with this book http://blujay.com/item/Quick-Easy-Sushi-Cook-Book-by-Tohyama-Moriyama-ISBN-4915249042-st-2nd-3020600-4344225)

and we all love having it regularly. 

No, I am not a trained sushi chef, but I can make the rice according to the instructions, and roll or form it, and know many variations, and sushi is not quite the priesthood people think it is.

 

I wouldn't risk supermarket or deli "sushi" but the one time I tried some of that, it wasn't even sushi. They just used plain white rice, not even seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt. 

But that stuff has been handled by others, and isn't necessarily as fresh as one might wish, can't control quality or freshness of ingredients, etc. and I also wouldn't get it from the local low-cost buffet places. Years ago tried their idea of it, and again, not even sushi, and quite terrible anyway.

 

Having a family restaurant with resident sushi-chef would be a great way to do it!

 

Since sushi-quality sashimi is hard to come by and prohibitively priced, we only use smoked salmon that we can get locally, when we want sashimi on ours, and otherwise just use all kinds of other meats and fillings/toppings depending on style of sushi.

 

But there is absolutely no reason not to enjoy sushi while pregnant, if you make it fresh or can get it fresh, and whether you want it with sashimi or not is up to you. Of course, you couldn't get me to touch tuna of any kind, pregnant or not, ever, these days, nor some of the other most popular sashimi fish, due to mercury content, but I do like fresh sashimi on my sushi...I'm just particular about which kind, now.

post #37 of 40
Wow I must be spoiled, most of the local markets/delis have sushi chefs on location, including the best fish monger. And I'd trust their fish because many of the fishermen are directly sourced/contracted with no middle person.
Making it at home sounds fun and I always wanted to but essentially I have no kitchen. I feel like the fun wouldn't be there- but who knows it could be a fun food to do in labor/ to have on hand for the birth.
post #38 of 40

I'm a vegetarian, so I can keep eating my "sushi" with no worries. Not sure if it is ANY substitute at all for the fish eaters, but maybe worth a try?? Some places have yummy tofu / cream cheese / avocado / roasted asparagus rolls! :) 

post #39 of 40

Been there. If my F.I.L. owned a place I really don't think I'd be able to avoid it!
 

post #40 of 40

Vc2013; I actually discovered on Saturday that avocado sushi rolls are amazing, so I ate loads of those and therefore a bit less fish than usual.
 

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