Iron is essential during all stages of life and intake requirements increase during pregnancy. It is found in many types of foods but absorption rates are highly varied. High and low intake of iron can be problematic, so levels should be tested prior to adding a supplement.Continue Reading
Sunshine is your best option for getting vitamin D, but it’s likely that your sun exposure isn’t enough. Supplementing 2,000 IU daily of vitamin D is often recommended for pregnant women. Breastfeeding women should take in even more vitamin D.Continue Reading
Sources of protein are abundant in plants, but let’s take a look at some of the foods with the highest amounts.
Vegans should consider supplementing with vitamin B12, since it is not readily available in a plant-based diet. Both methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin are effective as supplements of B12.Continue Reading
Experts agree that a well-planned vegan diet is appropriate during pregnancy. Several nutrients require special attention and can be obtained through a varied diet along with added support from a prenatal supplement.Continue Reading
Adequate protein intake is critical during pregnancy and lactation as your baby rapidly grows and develops. Protein is abundant in plant foods so you don’t have to look too far to ensure that you are getting enough during these periods of increased need.Continue Reading