Eating Fish: Is it Safe During Pregnancy?
That said, I recommend that pregnant woman try to consume at least a moderate amount of seafood. The omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in oily fish have great health benefits. More than just safe, they're essential for the healthy development of brain, retina and nervous tissue. During pregnancy, these fatty acids are transferred from the mother to the fetus. After birth, as the infant's brain and nervous system continue to develop, the baby obtains omega-3s from breast milk or infant formula fortified with EFAs. So while eating large amounts of fish isn't recommended, eating a small amount every week can be very beneficial for you and your baby.