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is it safe for me to stay on my vegan diet while i am pregnant?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Meet with dietician: If a woman follows any diet plan uncommon in the us, her physician may request that she keep a food diary and meet with a dietician. To avoid lost time or disruption of a healthful eating pattern, it might be wise for a woman trying to conceive (ttc) or pregnant to begin the diary before seeing the OB provider. Then at the next visit referral to a registered dietician can be scheduled if needed.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Certain vitamins and minerals are difficult to obtain without milk, eggs or animal protein. consult
Sep 26, 2011
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
I believe a vegan diet is awesome...just make sure you are getting adequate folic acid.
Sep 26, 2011
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Don't do this: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

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