How much fish is safe for pregnant women?

June 10, 2014 11:25 PM

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are offering new advice for pregnant women about how much fish is safe to eat. The government agencies recommend expectant mothers consume at least 8 ounces and up to 12 ounces (2-3 servings) per week of fish varieties known to be lower in mercury, as a way to support fetal growth and development.

The FDA had not previously set a minimum recommendation for the amount of fish to be eaten each week, although the maximum of 12 ounces a week remains unchanged.

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