Friday, December 12, 2003

Being pregnant means being an incubator

Yet another in the long list of things that pregnant women aren't supposed to do. Following reports back in October that women should avoid food with a high glycaemic index, now they're being told by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency in the USA to avoid tuna on the grounds it might contain too much mercury. According to the New York Times, 'The advisory recommends a limit of two to three meals, or 12 ounces, of fish and shellfish each week. It also suggests that pregnant women and young children mix the types of fish and shellfish they eat and restrict each to no more than once a week.'

Soon, pregnant women will be confined to bed (they used to call it confinement, after all), and fed small bowls of chicken soup and mashed up bananas for nine months.

Draft Federal Advisory Warns Some Groups to Limit Tuna


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