Can you eat prawns when pregnant?
Yes, prawns are safe to eat during pregnancy if they’ve been thoroughly cooked.3 However, you should avoid eating raw prawns as they can contain bacteria which could give you food poisoning. Prawns turn from grey to pinky-red when they have been thoroughly cooked, so this is how you can tell whether or not they are safe to eat. Cold pre-cooked prawns are also fine to eat.3 For more information about choosing seafood that’s safe for you and your baby, see our table below.
- Make sure all shellfish is cooked thoroughly before you eat it.
- Find out more about how how the right foods can boost your baby’s development on our Eating for 2 pages.
- Read our nutrient-rich pregnancy recipes created by Chef Lorraine Pascale and Aptaclub nutritionists.