Episode 3: Debunking 5 Popular Misconceptions About Vegan Pregnancy


These five misconceptions not only apply to vegan pregnancy but most are common questions that plant based followers get asked all the time!

In this episode, I talk with Sara of Sweet Vegan Sara and we debunk 5 popular misconceptions about vegan pregnancy! Sara and her husband are due with their first baby in January which makes here the perfect person to give us the inside scoop on the plant based pregnancy debate.

5 Vegan Pregnancy Misconceptions We Debunk on this Episode

I truly believe a plant based diet is sustainable and will give you all the nutrients you need while pregnant, but there are still so many questions about if it is viable to maintain only eating plants while pregnant. Sara, from Sweet Vegan Sara, is here to talk with us today not only about why these misconceptions are just that, but also how she is thriving being plant based while pregnant!

In this episode we go over these vegan pregnancy myths:

Myth 1: You won’t get enough protein during your pregnancy, which will cause developmental delays.

Myth 2: You won’t get enough iron throughout your pregnancy, which will cause low birth-weight.

Myth 3: During your pregnancy, you won’t be able to gain enough weight for the baby to grow properly.

Myth 4: Throughout your pregnancy, you will be deficient in both in vitamin B12 and folic acid which can the risk of having a baby with neural tube defects.

Myth 5:  Eating soy during your pregnancy will cause birth defects in male babies because of the phytoestrogens.

You can thrive and be plant based while pregnant!

Resources Talked about on the Podcast

In this podcast episode we talked about these additional resources you may want to check out!

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