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I've never seen a doctor recommend meat for pregnant women, even non-vegans/non-vegetarians. Meats have above-average rate of food poisonings, and most farm animals are raised with hormones. If anything, eating meat during pregnancy is a liability and should be done with caution for every mother-to-be. NHS has a whole guide on foods to be avoided and, other ...


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I would try an answer from the medical point of view. Safety This short article (a free account is required in some countries) summarizes the risks that a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle poses during pregnancy. B12 deficiency during pregnancy can lead to "infants having developmental delays even with repletion of B12". long-chain omega-3 fats deficiency ...


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According to US National Center for Biotechnology Information: Vegan diet in lactating women can induce vitamin B12 deficiency for their children with risk of an impaired neurological development. They also provide a real life example: A 9.5-month-old girl presented with impaired growth and severe hypotonia. She had a macrocytic anemia secondary to ...


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This is an interesting one ! My reading of the research on this matter is that the main area of concern is not the consumption of soy itself. It is the consumption of genetically modified soy that is resistant to "Roundup" - the most widely used herbicide globally, of which the main active ingredient is glyphosate. This is toxic and carcinogenic, and ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional nor have I undertaken any medical training whatsoever. If in doubt, consult your doctor or a nutrition specialist. Firstly, I think you can find interesting answers to your question in another question on this site which is, however, concerned with vegan pregnancy. What this basically means is that you can ...


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