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
breastfeeding. 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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