Healthy vegetarian pregnancy

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1027524 tn?1259037377 pregnant i know that raises a lot of health concerns for my baby but i'm also a vegetarian! is it healthy to be a vegetarian when pregnant. i've been one for about 6 years and do not want to change it but if it concerns the health of my kid then so be it. help??
Avatar f tn Any tricks or tips you've used to stay healthy during your pregnancy? Very been on chia seeds at the moment to get the omega 3s! Generally, I'm very healthy- eating organic, staying away from processed foods, taking my vitamins, daily moderate exercise, all that good stuff. Also my labs have always looked great. Just wondering if anyone has any tips I can work into my diet . Thanks in advance!!!
Avatar f tn I was vegetarian for yrs before pregnancy but im eating small amounts of meat now only because I wasn't getting the recommended amount of protein during pregnancy. However, you can have a very healthy pregnancy while being vegetarian, you can find lots of info about proper diet/nutrition online. Its also normal to have not gained any weight that early in pregnancy.
Avatar n tn I had a baby a few months ago and now Im about 25lbs heavier than pre-pregnancy, what are some good healthy recipes i can cook to help speed along weight loss??
Avatar n tn I am 17 weeks pregnant and have indulged cravings a few times at night and luckily have not had any pain at all on any of these occasions. I have heard a rumor that pregnancy can either worsen or lessen gallstone attacks. Are either of the scenarios true?
Avatar f tn What you can do is eat approximately 2000-2200 calories per day and consume a healthy diet. Recommend eating a Heart Healthy diet which will give you the nutrients, vitamins and minerals your body and baby needs. Heart Healthy diet which is a moderate fat diet and a moderate fat diet means = using polyunsaturated (omega 3, corn oil, nuts, etc) fats and monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, etc) fats, no saturated fats (high fat snack foods, butter, fat spreads) and no trans fats.
Avatar f tn I still enjoy fish but is it possible to be a vegetarian and pregnant ? Is that healthy for the baby...are their substution that I can try ?
Avatar n tn Hey there. I have a very overweight friend. Guess what happened when she got pregnant? She lost a bit of weight. :>)) That's really common. Because you burn more calories when pregnant. You don't need to eat any more in terms of quantity or calories --- but have a pregnancy going which burns more. Make sure you get lots of protein when vegan/vegetarian and you should be good. Keep exercising and yes, don't diet. Just don't increase how much you eat.
Avatar f tn Wondering if anyone here is vegetarian or vegan and how does it work... Saw an article in my Parents mag but can't find the article... Have seen some things on raising kids in that lifestyle but nothing about pregnancy ... Altho one website titled the section with 'pregnancy, kids & RAW foods!!! I have heard lots of good from a lot of people ... Eden my Dad who is a bog meat eater!!! Anyone got any feedback, imput, direction or places to go that I can get info????
Avatar f tn The next morning I had surgery for a surcloge and was fine throughout the rest of the pregnancy. She was a healthy baby girl and I did have an epidural but no c section. After she was born I was diagnosed with POTS. Now after 7 years I have been thinking about having a baby but scared of not knowing the risks especially after almost losing my baby girl. I was wondering if anyone eles has had this experience and what advice you might could give me.
Avatar f tn Look up recommended servings of each group for pregnant women, and what a serving actually looks like. Don't stop eating protein and grains, just make healthy choices about what to eat. Whole grains, lean meats, etc. Same with dairy. Also, go for walks. It's healthy low impact exercise.
Avatar f tn I was wondering what healthy foods are you all eating now that you are pregnant? I've been eating lots of grapes lately red and green, never really was into them before.
Avatar f tn want sugestion on pregnancypls suggest diet for me nd my hsband to have a healthy baby.pls sugest vegetarian course.this yr we hv decided to hv a baby.wht r the things i need to follow with my body /food habits so that both of us hv a healthy baby.
Avatar n tn My wife delivered a healthy baby boy 10 days ago and she had taken epidurals to reduce pain. However post pregnancy othe right leg did not lose numbness as the left one did. She is able to move the leg properly, is able to walk, however the right knee seems to be numb and can't hold her weight. She can walk but can't walk up or down the stairs or sit in a car without difficulty or fear of falling down.
184342 tn?1282592350 There is a chance you could get sick, and nitrates aren't good for anyone. The other forbidden foods during pregnancy include bean sprouts (salmonella), soft cheeses like feta or brie, smoked fish (lox, salmon), undercooked meat, mercury laden fish, and raw unwashed vegetables, especially berries, because it is hard to get any contamination off. (Do you remember when people were getting sick from bacteria covered strawberries or raspberries?
Avatar n tn my period finally became normal andfor aybe the past four months i've been feeling sick i've taken pregnancy tests all came up negative.
Avatar n tn I am 5.5 months pregnant and a vegetarian. For the purpose of consuming essential fatty acids, especially Omega 3, is it safe to take PrimaCare mineral supplements with my prenatal vitamins. These mineral supplements have 1 mg of folic acid and some iron on top 800 mcg of folic acid and 28g of iron included in the generic OTC prenatals that I use. Is this overdose of folic acid and iron harmful?
Avatar n tn I want to do what it takes to make myself healthy, however, I also was hoping to start a family this spring. From what I've read about the two new drugs, neither is preferable for pregnancy. I was wondering which of the two drugs is the lesser evil. I also want to know if I respond to 15mg of prednisone is there any reason I can't just stay on the prednisone until after pregnancy? Are there any other drugs I should be considering?
Avatar m tn It's possible that going the recommend 1480 calories is too much for your body or is way too little. Next is diet. Now healthy food is a bit of a misnomer. Your body needs a balanced diet. Basically a salad is amazing, but if all your eating is vegetables you probably aren't getting enough protein for your body. Also if you have a ceasar salad with egg, bacon, chicken and a whole egg dressing that can be half of a daily food intake!
Avatar n tn I don't know about the heart rate, but I wanted to throw in a word about vitamins. I think you should definitely be taking a prenatal vitamin. Even if you have the most healthy diet it is still very hard to get all the vitamins you need every day. You especially need increased amounts of folic acid right now. Of course, it's best to get these nutrients from food, but a vitamin gives you a little more support.
123759 tn?1226934204 I have had several false pregnancy tests. I feel queasy, slight discomfort in my boobs, and menstual type cramps for about 1 1/2 weeks. I have also noticed that I am breaking out on my back like I did when I was pregnant with my son. When I was pregnant before the test showed up postive before I was late. It is not like me to be late. However I am having the cramps that keep sending me to the bathroom thinking that AF has come again.
Avatar f tn Just curious to know about the different things women like in they're pregnancy. I'm 27weeks 5days and love cucumbers. I can't get enough!
Avatar f tn Presently I am in the 2nd week of 8th month. I am pure vegetarian and a working woman. I want to know, what all things should I eat to maintain a balanced and healthy diet this time. And which all things should I avoid at this time. Also, if you could guide me ready and fast to cook foods, as I go to office early in the morning and can't prepare time consuming foods.
1387940 tn?1299101597 Ive been trying so hard to eat extra well-really increasing my protein b/c Im lacto-ovo vegetarian-finding lots of protein has been trying. I will admit I do want a mini sundae tonight and I am making DH take me now to get one lol! Saying many many prayers for Monday's results-come on high numbers and healthy baby(s)!!!
Avatar f tn please suggest a very good diet and what in particular to have during pregnancy for a healthy fair baby
Avatar m tn Nutrition experts on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted their recommendations for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) for consideration for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015. One of their healthy suggestions: Ease up on the meat. The report points out that a staggering 117 million American adults have preventable, chronic diseases, many of which stem from poor diet.
Avatar f tn Hi I am very sorry to know about your loss. Since you have recently suffered from miscarriage you need to regain your energy back. Take foods rich in iron like spinach and liver (if you are non vegetarian).Take diet high in protein, sprouts, fruits and vegetables. Avoid lifting heavy weights as the muscles in pelvic area need some time to recover. Try to avoid pregnancy for at least 3 months, give your body and mind time to recover. What was the cause of this missed abortion?
Avatar n tn If you would like to see if you can get the symptoms down at home, just try eating a more healthy, balanced diet.. If you are vegetarian, you need to up your intake of iron and protein, either take a stronger supplement, or give in and have a steak. Cow liver is also abundant in iron. There's my two cents for ya.