While a lot of pregnant women knows the importance of increasing their intake of Omega-3, it is important that we keep ourselves informed with the various kind of seafood that can contain high levels of mercury. High levels of mercury is not good for the nerves, brain and heart and might cause harm in the fetus.
Some types of fish contain much more mercury, on average, than others. However, mercury levels can vary between populations of the same species depending on where they reside and migrate.
Dr Nicole Ng (MBBS) is a medical doctor with a passion in women's health and medical research