Can You Eat Crawfish During Pregnancy?

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By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
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Yes, crawfish is a low-mercury seafood that can be safely consumed during pregnancy—up to a few times a week, in fact. Just remember the golden rule: it needs to be fully cooked. As long as you can make sure it's prepared properly, crawfish can continue to be enjoyed at seafood boils or however else you like to eat them.

Seafood overall is a great source of lean protein, meaning that it can continue to be enjoyed while also offering benefits for your prenatal health.

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Can You Eat Crawfish During Pregnancy?

 Lyndsay Hall Profile Photo
By Lyndsay Hall | Updated on Dec 8, 2023
Image for article Can You Eat Crawfish During Pregnancy?

Yes, crawfish is a low-mercury seafood that can be safely consumed during pregnancy—up to a few times a week, in fact. Just remember the golden rule: it needs to be fully cooked. As long as you can make sure it's prepared properly, crawfish can continue to be enjoyed at seafood boils or however else you like to eat them.

Seafood overall is a great source of lean protein, meaning that it can continue to be enjoyed while also offering benefits for your prenatal health.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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