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What were some things you ate during your vegan pregnancy?

Here is a really great question asked regarding a vegan diet during pregnancy.

This may be one of the loudest oppositions you hear from meat eaters when it comes to the raising of children. This of course is a misguided concern and one that can be addressed with education regarding nutrition.

Question:
I am 18 weeks pregnant and a vegan. I take a prenatal vitamin every day but of course I make sure I eat very healthy. I usually have avocado spread on mutli-grain toast and a glass of fortified soymilk for breakfast and some fruit. For lunch and dinner I make sure to get lots of protein and veggies. I always have a light salad along with dinner.
What were some things you ate during your vegan pregnancy?
**Just FYI, anyone who tells me my diet is not healthy, my baby is going to die, blah blah, you are wrong. I know lots of vegans who have had successful pregnancies and my OB is 100% supportive of me. I have also seen a nutritionist.

Best way to go vegan?

Question:
I’ve been looking into going vegan for a while. At first I was thinking I’d make the switch after I moved out of home as my parents and both my sisters are meat eaters with no intention of going vegetarian or vegan, and I don’t want to cause unnecessary stress. I’d manage to cook for myself and everything, but while I’m sure my parents are aware of my feelings about animal rights and are quite supportive, I doubt they’d be too chuffed if I announced I was going vegan any time soon.

I’m not currently vegetarian but I only eat meat 3-4 times a week (only when my parents cook it, I never eat it when I buy or make my own food) and I eat red meat about 3 times every 2 weeks. I rarely (almost never) eat veal or lamb. I just want to know what the best way would be to make the transition. Did anyone find it easier going from vegetarian to vegan or is it possible to skip the vegetarian bit? (The few vegans I know were vegetarian beforehand). Did you find it hard to give up animal products? Did you get cravings or anything?

Also, would it be a better idea to learn how to cook vegan meals and find out how to get proper nutrition before going vegan?
A3Ro, while I understand what you’re getting at, I completely disagree.

Sure, animals will still be treated cruelly and exploited for human gain, regardless of whether or not little old me becomes vegan. However, in my mind that exactly like saying “Oh well, people will always kill other people even if I don’t, so I might as well do it as well.”

The point is, I personally will not be contributing to their exploitation. If enough people do this, it’s very possible that it’ll make a difference.