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what must my pregnant daughter eat if she becomes vegetarian?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Protein: Being a vegetarian is not a problem in pregnancy as long as they are not carboterians. Good vegetarians should have good proteins from legumes, lentils, beans, nuts/seeds, avocados, tofu/tempeh, setan multiple times per day, 7-9 servings of fruits/veggies and whole grains. You only need to eat an additionally 250-300cal/day in pregnancy for the baby to grow!
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Two good sources of additional information are drmcdougall.com and nutritionfacts.org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nurtitionfacts.org has information on many health conditions, including pregnancy.
Apr 29, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Watch out !!!!: I find it worrisome than anyone would decide to "become a vegetarian" while pregnant. If they grew up in a vegan family & are well schooled in maintaining a proper nutrition they can do well. However, you don't just decide to exclude foods and wing it, especially while pregnant.She should consult with a clinical dietitian and work hard to become schooled in proper nutrition or baby suffers.

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