Many women are misled to believe that they can’t have a healthy pregnancy following a plant-based diet. According to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietitians of Canada, “appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes” (1).
Our sister clinic, Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre, registered dietitian Susan Macfarlane shared information on how to have a healthy vegan pregnancy and baby. Read more here.