Hello, beautiful mamas
as you know this is my first vegan pregnancy. Although i have been pregnant 3 times before and have three amazing boys being vegan and pregnant is a new territory for me.I have come across few blogs where some women have chosen to go back to meat and dairy while pregnant. Personally I believe you should do what you feel is best for you. I will be taking some blood test in two weeks time and I am very hopeful that everything will be fine.
At present I am taking a B12 2 or 3 times a week, do my best to get out for as much sun light as possible and enjoy a variety of foods, making sure I eat plenty of leafy green vegetables, beans, whole grains and sweet fruits.
If you are vegan and want to research more nutritional information about being vegan and pregnant here is a list with very informative websites to which I turn to quite often even before I got pregnant.
According to the National Health Services website a planed vegan diet is fine during pregnancy. You can read all their recommendations here.
One of my favourite websites when it comes to vegan nutrition is The Vegan RD, by Ginny Messina, MPH, RD. Her articles and research of subject regarding vegan diet and topics around being vegan is fantastic very truthful. Click here to visit The Vegan RD.
Another great website where you can also find a bunch of information is by Jack Norris RD. As a long term vegan himself his website provides up to date information on many topics including pregnancy.To read some of his latest articles please visit JackNorrisRD.com
If you are looking to read about other beautiful mamas vegan pregnancy experience I would also like to mention Alicia Silverstone’s website-The Kind Life. In there you will find also other information about living vegan.
Recently I have also been visiting the Elated Vegan website where you can find very informative and valuable articles regarding vegan nutrition. Highly recommend it,too.
At the moment I am also reading a book called The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book: All You Need to Know for a Healthy Pregnancy That Fits Your Lifestyle and I will share my thoughts about it with you once I finish it.
I would also like to mention that there are a few groups on Facebook, that you can join and connect with other parents to share experience.
Hope you find the mentioned resources useful.
Lots of love,