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Baby is on his/her way!

We are so so happy with this news and have being wanting to share with everyone! We are ready for this new little being come to our lives =) I am 12 weeks and 4 days now and baby is developing very well.

After finding out about that a tiny little human is growing in my body,

I started reading about what to do and not to do, what to eat and not to eat...and start some worries about being VEGAN off course!

And after reading that most of the “avoid” or “limit” foods for pregnant women, such as mercury-containing fish, soft cheeses, sushi, undercooked meats, cold cuts, certain meats, and unpasteurized milk products, are automatically excluded on a vegan diet, I realized I was even more safe. The only vegan products pregnant women should avoid are sprouts and any raw produce that may not have been properly handled, so better to avoid salads on restaurants for example.

And so the question everyone ask: What about the proteins and calcium?

Protein needs are not vastly higher during pregnancy. The recommendation is approximately 10 more grams per day above nonpregnant needs for a total of roughly 60 grams— perhaps a bit more, depending on the woman’s size and exercise level. Most vegan women consume this much even before pregnancy, so rarely is this increase an issue.

High-protein plant foods include beans, lentils, and peas; nuts and nut butters; seeds and seed butters; and soy foods. Foods moderate in protein include whole grains and many vegetables. Many are surprised to learn that grains and vegetables have protein. A cup of brown rice, for example, has 9 grams, while quinoa tops the grain charts at 12 grams per cup. A cup of cooked spinach has 8 grams of protein, and a medium baked potato has 3 grams.

Plus Prenatal multivitamins witch are recommended to any pregnant women will also have good amounts of all the baby and mom needs.

Saying that as I like very much to cook and share recipes, I will update about my pregnancy weeks and meals and snacks I had during this first Trimester and for the upcoming 6 months =)

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