(Closed) Vegetarian Mom's to-be

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I might as well be vegetarian. I haven’t touched meat since about 6 weeks! Damn those food aversions. Looking forward to reading what people post, since my diet has been sorely lacking.

Post # 4
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

I’m ovo/lacto vegetarian, and have been for almost 13 years.  I didn’t make any major diet changes while pregnant – mostly trimmed back my coffee consumption and tried to keep my snacking to nutrient dense whole foods instead of junk as much as possible (but *damn* the grocery store doughnut case was my weakness!).  My midwife favored ovo/lacto vegetarianism as a healthy diet for pregnancy and didn’t encourage any changes.

Post # 5
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m basically vegetarian although I don’t use the label… but the reality is I hardly ever eat meat.

I’ve been sticking to my normal diet of fruit and veggies and grains, although I’ve noticed that I’m craving eggs and have been eating a lot of those, too. My only issue has been anemia. My doctor told me to eat more dark leafy greens, but that wasn’t enough to solve the problem, so I’ve had to take an iron pill — prolem solved. 

Post # 6
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’ve been vegan for 14 years. The biggest change is that my prenatal is gigantic and gross, since vegan pills aren’t often coated. I’ve been having a bit of a hard time taking them, but I manage to, every night. 

With my terrible morning sickness (i’m 11 weeks), my doctor was far more concerned about my vomiting 3-4 times a day than being vegan. In the first trimester, it’s really difficult to eat (for some), so nutrition hasn’t been a huge concern (aside from the vitamin). 

As I’m approaching the second trimester, I’m trying to eat like I normally would, but veggies and I aren’t friends right now. I’m eating a lot of fruit, and I’m really trying to amp up my protein. I have my 12 week appointment next Thursday, and I intend to talk to my doctor more about it then. 

I’ve always been healthy, so I don’t expect my pregnancy to change that. 

Post # 7
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Meeeee!  Dear Fiance and I are both vegetarians, both for about 20 years… wow, that makes us sound old!

I haven’t changed anything really except for generally trying to eat healthier.  I take New Chapter Perfect Prenatal vitamins and Opti3 Omega-3 EPA & DHA capsules (vegetarian / vegan).

Post # 8
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My best friend is vegetarian (ovo/lacto technically) and she did change when she got pregnant by adding back some fish to make sure she was getting protein, but she mostly eats shellfish. She actually stuck with it after she gave birth too, she continues to eat shellfish, so I guess now she’s ovo/lacto/pescatarian ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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