Plant-Based And Pregnant? How To Address Deficiencies
Being plant-based and pregnant is definitely possible. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, being plant-based and pregnant is “healthful and nutritionally adequate,” with proper planning of course.
What is Plant-based? Simply put, a plant-based diet is where you consume predominantly, if not all, whole plant-based foods. These foods include fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes and beans, grains, and nuts and seeds. Your consumption of animal products and byproducts is greatly decreased or non-existent, which is totally up to you.
Being plant-based and plant-based and pregnant follow pretty much the same pattern. The difference here is, being pregnant, you are eating for two; therefore, you will need to ensure you are getting the proper amounts of nutrients for you and your growing baby.
As with any diet change, you should consult with your doctor. This rule is especially important if you are