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A balanced vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients you need for
a healthy pregnancy. If you eat a vegetarian diet, pay special attention to
vitamin D, zinc, and iron while you are pregnant and
breast-feeding. These nutrients are vital to your fetus's cellular growth,
brain and organ development, and weight gain.
Consider working with a
registered dietitian to be sure you are eating a
balanced diet, particularly if you plan to eat a
Prenatal vitamins are very important for pregnant women who are on a
Talk to your doctor about how to get all the nutrients you need with a vegetarian or vegan diet.
July 23, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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