We have some great news for pregnant women! You don’t have to shun exercise, go through coffee withdrawal, banish the cat from the house, or swear off sushi or travel for your entire pregnancy. In fact, pregnancy is a time for celebrating; not a time to live in fear and stress.
That’s why we’re exposing the 10 most common pregnancy myths—and busting them wide open…
You Can’t Eat Sushi While Pregnant
Pregnant women are supposed to stay away from raw fish which is why most women think they can’t eat sushi. However, it’s not fair to paint all sushi with the same red brush when it’s quite fine to eat some sushi rolls and even sashimi. The biggest concern is salmon, mackerel, shark, tilefish, swordfish, and tuna due to the mercury content, and a tiny bit (i.e., one roll, once a week) really won’t do any harm. Luckily, there are also many vegetarian options that don’t contain fish, so it’s best to stick to those when curbing those sushi cravings.