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is becoming a vegetarian "bad" when your pregnant?

will it hurt the baby or cause some development problems?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • as long as you make sure you are still getting protein in you diet, no it's not bad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • I think that would be fine. Just make sure you're getting adequate protein from beans, eggs, nuts, soy, and things like that. Many vegetarians have healthy babies. Talk to your doctor to confirm.
    Melissa823

    Answer by Melissa823 at 8:56 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • No. Just be sure you have a balanced diet with enough protein. Meat is not necessary. :)
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 8:57 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • i agree, just google something like "what to eat vegetarian pregnant".

    there are a lot of really good sources of protein. =) nuts, peas, beans, and if you're not vegan, eggs, dairy. many many more :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • no, if your diet is balanced and you can get protien from other sources than red meats. idk if you're excluding fish or not, but you have to be careful about how much fish you eat while you're pregnant or ttc. some fish have alot of mercury in them.... other moms may know more about that than i do (i don't eat fish or seafood). you should continue to take your pre-natal vitamin of course, but i don't see any problem
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:58 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • no as long as your getting other sources of protien like tofu and rice make a protien and beans, legumes etc...
    sandypops

    Answer by sandypops at 8:59 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • yes it is bad the baby needs the fats from the proteins in meat and dairy because it is growing a brain made of what? of FAT!This is not the time to switch luv do not be fooled by heart healthy people or the like good for older people but not developing babies!

    mommymadness30

    Answer by mommymadness30 at 9:03 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • No, you can be a healthy pregnant vegetarian. Even vegan! Just be educated.
    Good luck!
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 9:11 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Vegetarian and vegan diets can be really healthy in pregnancy. You just need to watch your intakes - same as omnivores. There is nothing in meat or dairy that cannot be gotten elsewhere.
    asaffell

    Answer by asaffell at 9:22 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • i was vegan my entire pregnancy...eat LOTS of greens for iron and you will be fine...my baby was 7lbs 2oz and perfectly healthy...it actually think it is healthier to be vegan or vegetarian during pregnancy because you have less cholesterol and fat in your diet, which prevents many pregnancy illnesses
    Kimra

    Answer by Kimra at 12:50 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

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