Is soft shell crab safe to eat while pregnant?

Not Medical Advice: Yes. Pregnant women can east soft shell crabs, but they should limit it to 6 ounces per week.

Soft shell crabs are just regular crab which may have much higher levels of mercury than average.

Mercury consumed during pregnancy has been linked to developmental delays and brain damage. As per, fish with long life spans tend to contain more mercury than smaller, younger fish. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends steering clear of:

king mackerel
sea bass
tuna steaks

Seafood can be safe during pregnancy, but only if it’s prepared correctly. Uncooked seafood and rare or undercooked beef or poultry should be avoided due to risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.

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