The main nutrients which vegan or vegetarian expectant moms may be lacking include protein, iron, zinc, folate, B vitamins, and vitamin D, which are found mostly in animal foods. Your health care provider may ask you to meet with a registered dietitian who can help you plan meals, and may also recommend that you take supplements.
Any pregnant vegan or vegetarian’s goal would be to maintain the lifestyle and dietary choices that she’s most comfortable with while having the confidence and peace of mind that she’s still providing her baby the nutrients he or she needs to grow strong.
Healthy Vegan Pregnancy
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