“In Japan, pregnant women eat sushi and it’s not only perfectly normal but encouraged by the doctors”.
Sarah, my pregnant friend who leaves in Singapore told me this the other day while ordering a salmon sashimi with no shame. “What? those crazy Japanese…” I immediately thought… Because as a pregnant woman myself, I have been indoctrinated to put sushi in the list of “forbidden things to do” for the next 9 months; like drinking unpasteurized milk or eating salami. However after that chat, and seeing her so sure about it, I looked into it and it turns out she was right! It’s not only safe to eat sushi during pregnancy (if you take certain precautions) but eating it could actually help your baby’s brain development thanks to the omega 3’s