Vegetarian Diets in Pregnancy

Posted on May 13, 2014
Written by Debbie King, MS, RD, LD

Can I continue my vegan diet during pregnancy?
I’m vegetarian and pregnant what can I eat?


Making great food choices during pregnancy is vital for all women.  This includes eating a variety of foods, which are full of nutrients and calories to meet the needs of mother and baby. If you are choosing any type of vegetarian diet during pregnancy there will be questions about what you are eating.  Will you get enough protein, folate, iron, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, and other nutrients.  Be prepared to answer YES with this FREE on-line resource Vegetarian Diets in Pregnancy.

Vegetarian Diets in Pregnancy provides menu plans, how to stay hydrated, keeping a healthy weight, and staying active. It also provides how much of a nutrient is needed and what foods provide nutrient rich sources of:

  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Folate
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc

Be prepared — download Vegetarian Diets in Pregnancy today. Then you will have the tools to make healthy food choices and answer “YES, a vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients and calories needed by mothers and babies.”

Also available in the Resources/FAQ section of this website are the following:

  • Dietas vegetarianas durante el embarazo  (Spanish version)
  • Vegetarian Diets in Lactation
  • Vegetarian Diets in Infants
  • Vegetarian Diets in Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • Vegetarian Diets in School-aged Children
  • Vegetarian Teens