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Old May 11th, 2018, 09:17 AM   1
gillian.s
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Any other vegan mamas?


Hey! I just found out I'm pregnant, second child but I wasn't vegan on my last pregnancy. Went vegan a little over a year ago now and am worried how I'll manage! Just seeing if there are any other vegans in here



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Old May 11th, 2018, 14:50 PM   2
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Hi! I went vegan after giving birth 4 years ago. However, today Iíd have to consider myself plant based. Oh and Iím currently 14 weeks pregnant.



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Old May 12th, 2018, 01:11 AM   3
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Hi! I went vegan after giving birth 4 years ago. However, today Iíd have to consider myself plant based. Oh and Iím currently 14 weeks pregnant.
Oh hi! How are you finding it? Have you had any cravings that aren't plant based?



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Old May 12th, 2018, 08:42 AM   4
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So Iíve been suffering from severe nausea and vomiting the last 10 weeks so I eat high raw. Fruit digests so easily and quickly itís the only thing Iíve managed to keep down, and it does double duty by keeping me hydrated. I was pescitarian and then vegetarian for about 8 years and now plant based for almost 4. So, to answer your question I donít have any cravings, however, I do wonder if I should add eggs back into my diet. Iím having a hard time eating beans and I need protein. While I know seeds are great, Iím allergic to nuts and soy, I feel that Iím not getting quite enough from just fruits and veggies alone. To some it may be disappointing to hear, but itís the truth. Pregnancy is not the time for me deprive my body of nutrients. Iím still on the fence about it, so weíll see. How are you managing? Any cravings?



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Old May 12th, 2018, 12:54 PM   5
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I have Been a vegetarian for 12 years and through 3 pregnancies. I dont eat eggs because i developed an aversion to them during my last pregnancy lol. Just focus on balance and quality protein sources(as I'm sure you already do) im sure you'll be fine. Your dr can offer suggestions too. Ive not had any cravings for meat etc during any of my pregnancies. I did drink a ton of milk (regular and almond ) during my last one.

Congrats on your pregnancy!!



 
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Old May 12th, 2018, 19:04 PM   6
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Hey! I just found out I'm pregnant, second child but I wasn't vegan on my last pregnancy. Went vegan a little over a year ago now and am worried how I'll manage! Just seeing if there are any other vegans in here
I'm not but my cousin is. She just gave birth to a healthy 8.5 pound bundle of joy! He's amazing!



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Old May 14th, 2018, 04:45 AM   7
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Yes I am! My last baby was vegan from conception and then exclusively breastfed and he was my biggest baby at 8lbs 4oz and grew so quickly he was wearing clothes two sizes ahead of his age! My husband and our five children are all vegan



 
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Old May 14th, 2018, 16:54 PM   8
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Thanks folks! Nice to know I'm not alone no cravings yet thankfully, except for a baked potato which was delicious lol I eat mainly whole foods anyway so not too concerned about nutrients except maybe iron so I'm making sure to get enough vitamin C to help absorption haha stickylizard your bio at the bottom sounds like me! Breastfed, baby wear, just picked up a bag of cloth nappies today for the newest baby (on do part time on my ds), my ds suffers from reflux, allergic to milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, sesame, avocado and banana. But mum to one lol



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