Yes, you can eat fish while pregnant!

Are you pregnant and a lover of fish? Then you’re out of luck. After all, you may not eat just any kind of fish or fish dish if you are expecting a baby. So which ones are you allowed to eat? We sum it up for you.

Although you cannot eat just any fish or preparation with fish when you are pregnant, fish is proven to be super healthy for a pregnant woman. Better yet, it’s best to eat fish – alternating fatty and lean – twice a week. For example, the fatty acids in fish have a positive effect on the development of the baby’s brain and vision, among other things.

Not just any (preparation of) fish

So while you can eat (and preferably plenty of) fish when you are pregnant, you should not eat every type of fish or preparation of fish. Raw fish, for example, is strictly discouraged. After all, it may contain harmful bacteria such as listeria. Smoked and vacuum-packed fish or canned fish are also not recommended.

Do you like to eat shellfish? Even then we have to disappoint you … Lobster, scampi, crayfish, mussels, scallops, oysters … It’s best to stay away from them.

Above all, eat what makes you feel good

On some websites you read that it is best to leave even more fish species (such as predatory fish), then on other websites you read nothing about it. However, we (as fishmongers) are of the opinion: eat what makes you feel good. Tuna, swordfish, mackerel, sea bass, cod, turbot, sole, haddock, salmon, trout… The only condition: make sure they are well-done before you eat them. If you stick to this, we see no bones in it.