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    Default vegetarian pregnancy- any other vego mums to be? 😊

    Hi lovelies!!

    Im 8 weeks pregnant and have been eating vegetarian/vegan for a while now. Originally when i first got pregnant i thought I'd try incorporate some meat into my diet for iron but appears me and bubs both cant stomach it 😷 are there any other vego/vegan mums out there?? Xx

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    I'm not pregnant but my sister who had a baby last year was a vegan, our naturopath strongly suggested she at least ate some seafood and eggs while pregnant - especially salmon for omegas, good fats, protein and octopus especially for the b12 and iron , she only ate them maybe once a week , the salmon grilled in a salad and I used to prepare BBQ baby octopus for her! She also ate lots of quinoa and lentils and the eggs to boost her protein during pregnancy and her iron and b12 levels were fine throughout the pregnancy (she kept it while breastfeeding as well)
    I'm a pescatarian and haven't eaten meat for close to 30 years and also had great iron and b12 levels during my pregnancy so maybe try fish instead of meat!
    Congrats on your pregnancy

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    Default vegetarian pregnancy- any other vego mums to be? 😊

    I am an ovo lacto vegetarian and have had 3 pregnancies. I've not ever had a problem with my iron or b12 levels. It's is definitely doable as a vegetarian. I've certainly not had any suggestion made that I needed to eat meat! I've been vegetarian for over 30 years. My levels are still fine despite having now either been pregnant or breastfeeding for 5 years!

    I know there is a vegan member on here but have gone blank on her username. If I remember I'll come back and tag her.

    Are you vegan or vegetarian?

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    Vegetarian ☺ our meals are predominantly vegan based but i have yoghurt with blueberries and milk with brekky! I had my iron checked and it was perfect so not terribly worried about the iron just yet, i do eat grains/quinoa/beans/lentils almost daily so am getting a good amount of brilliantly healthy things but I'm sure i could still do better ☺ @Elijahsmum thankyou ☺☺ unfortunately my stomach cant handle eggs at the moment though 😯 not sure if itll pass though? Might have to keep trying!! Thanks! This is our first baby and an ivf bub so I am anxious to treat my body and groeing babys body well 😊
    @binnielici thats reassuring! I thoroughly enjoy eating fruit and veg and leaving the meat to other people 😊 even the smell or sight of it does me in at the mo 😐

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    I am an ovo lacto vegetarian and have had 3 pregnancies. I've not ever had a problem with my iron or b12 levels. It's is definitely doable as a vegetarian. I've certainly not had any suggestion made that I needed to eat meat! I've been vegetarian for over 30 years. My levels are still fine despite having now either been pregnant or breastfeeding for 5 years!

    I know there is a vegan member on here but have gone blank on her username. If I remember I'll come back and tag her.

    Are you vegan or vegetarian?
    ??? Maybe @greenCheese

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    Hmm @GreenMama ??

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    @MrsBMum2be I would try and get the eggs back in your diet if you can. Are you able to eat them in a baked food - like a cake or slice? If so you could make healthy banana bread, muffins, waffles etc...

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    I tried fritatta the other night but that ended in tears lol BUT the cake/baked goods idea is great could see how that'd go!! Good thinking!!

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    I'm vego but I started eating some fish and salmon while doing Ivf (and while I'm preggo and breastfeeding) but to be honest, I was either sick or ate very little during both pregnancies and still ended up with two pretty good sized babies (who came early).

    Stuff like chickpeas and letils are great. Lots of leafy green salads if you can do it.

    I took bioceuticals in natal plus iron plus some floridex while Preggo and that helped. I was still fairly iron deficient by the end but that probably would have happened anyway.
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