ACOG Menu

You should avoid all raw or undercooked fish when you’re pregnant, though many types of fish are safe to eat when fully cooked. Raw fish, including sushi and sashimi, are more likely to contain parasites or bacteria than fully cooked fish.

Read Nutrition During Pregnancy and Listeria and Pregnancy to learn more.

About Ask ACOG

Do you have a question about women’s health? ACOG is here with answers to help you stay healthy. Browse all questions.

Go

Published: November 2021

Last reviewed: November 2021

Copyright 2021 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. All rights reserved. Read copyright and permissions information.

This information is designed as an educational aid for the public. It offers current information and opinions related to women's health. It is not intended as a statement of the standard of care. It does not explain all of the proper treatments or methods of care. It is not a substitute for the advice of a physician. Read ACOG’s complete disclaimer.