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Pregnant women tuna: Avoid it during pregnancy

Pregnant woman
Pregnant woman
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When you are pregnant, there are always so many things you can and can't do. Now new reports are out that pregnant women should avoid eating tuna while pregnant. There has been talk about this for years, but now new consumer reports explain that it does need to be avoided. On Friday, Healthy Living spoke out about why you shouldn't eat this fish when pregnant.

"We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly eaten seafood in the United States. We encourage pregnant women to avoid all tuna," Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports spoke out and said.

It is not a big deal to just skip eating tuna while you are pregnant as long as you are not someone who is craving it. Anyone can be at risk if they eat too much seafood with mercury in it, but children and pregnant women are at a greater risk. There are plenty of other kinds of seafood that you can eat when pregnant.

This just adds more to the long list of things you can't do when pregnant. Women have to be very careful to take care of their unborn child.