Can Vegans Produce Healthy Babies?
Certainly! But, pregnant (and breast feeding) vegans do need to modify their diets slightly. Nutritional needs increase in pregnancy and it has been calculated that a pregnant women needs to consume an extra 300 calories/day, in the second and third trimesters. The best way to obtain these extra calories is by eating more fruit and vegetables, for as well as providing additional calories, these foods will provide many of the extra vitamins and minerals which are also required in pregnancy.