Becoming A Mum

Becoming a mum

During pregnancy your baby depends on you to provide everything he/she needs to grow, so the food choices you make are crucial. Rich in essential nutrients, seafood is an important part of a balanced diet, helping both you and your baby during this important stage of development.

Post-Natal Depression

During pregnancy a mother's reserves of DHA are used to assist with brain development in the foetus, particularly in the third trimester, leaving them depleted. By the time the baby...

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Brain cells

70% of your baby's brain cells will be created inside the womb so maternal nutrition is very important. The long chain Omega-3 oils found in oil-rich fish are vital for...

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Smoked fish

It’s fine to eat smoked fish such as smoked salmon or smoked trout when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

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There’s no need to avoid shellfish such as mussels, lobster, crab, scallops, clams or prawns when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding as long as it’s thoroughly cooked and eaten as part...

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Eating sushi while pregnant

Sushi and other dishes made with raw fish are fine to eat when you're pregnant as long as the fish used to make it has been frozen first.

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Eating fish in a restaurant while pregnant

Seafood is safe to eat while pregnant as long as it's well cooked or cured, according to the Government's Food Standards Agency.

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Eating fish when trying for a baby

Seafood, particularly oil-rich fish, should be eaten as part of a healthy varied diet when you're trying for a baby.

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What to eat

Some types of seafood are especially beneficial when you are trying for a baby.

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What not to eat

While most seafood is fine to eat when pregnant, there are some options that should be avoided.

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