Plant-based diets during pregnancy

As nutrient and caloric needs increase, fulfilling these needs can be more difficult on a plant-based diet. Plant-based diets are low in vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fats, and choline. Each of these nutrients play a vital role in pregnancy health and fetal development. These should be supplemented in plant-based pregnancies. Current guidelines recommend that plant-based parents are screened more often than omnivore parents for vitamin deficiencies, most notably vitamin B12.


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