Is it safe to have Roughy during pregnancy?

Not safe

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Why should I avoid roughy while I am expecting?

Roughy - also known as 

Orange roughy, red roughy, slimehead, deep sea perch
Why should I avoid roughy while I am expecting

It is recommended to avoid eating roughy during pregnancy. It contains high doses of mercury which has adverse effects on your baby’s nerve and brain development. Consuming roughy in large amounts can interfere with the normal brain function of your baby and adversely affect pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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