Is it a good idea to eat sushi when you are pregnant?

Both yes and no.

The Japanese eat very raw fish as a nation and they are a population that has children like all other countries.

During the training to become Japanese Sushi chef I learned about the Japanese rules that apply to pregnant women. According to the Japanese rules you should not eat raw tuna during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Then you can eat sushi everyone else.

I have full understanding of those who choose not to eat raw fish throughout the pregnancy. I also have full understanding of the pregnant women who choose to enjoy fish while they are pregnant.

I do not perceive raw fish as the biggest “sinner” in relation to pregnancy. I will be more concerned about the chemicals and additives that are in hair dye, makeup, perfume etc which a lot women.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.