Is it safe to eat raw oysters during pregnancy? I love oysters but I do not eat them when I am pregnant because I believed that oysters are the biggest cause of illness from seafood due to bacteria, toxins, and viruses they carry.
Did you know that once oysters are harvested, bacteria grow rapidly in them? However, you can eat oysters by steaming them first in order to kill the bacteria and viruses. You can also try pasteurizing them. Anytime you eat raw shellfish there's a chance you could get something that's not good.