Eating for 2 vegans!

You are what you eat! And your baby is what you eat, from pregnancy to breastfeeding. Here's a look at the supplements I took while pregnant. My baby was completely plant-based - I ate no dairy, eggs, or meat to make this baby! Most of the supplements were already part of my regimen because of specific health concerns and because of veganism. The only thing new I introduced specifically for pregnancy was DHA and iron, but I should've already been taking iron, I was deficient for a while, oops.

  • B100 complex

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

  • DHA

  • Choline and DHA

  • Magnesium

  • Vitmain D

  • Iron deficiency (anemia)

  • 100% concentrated cranberry juice

  • Beyond burgers

  • Fortified plant milk


Other than taking my supplements and getting a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, my other dietary focus was blood sugar control. I had some indications of early gestational diabetes, so I started having smaller, more frequent meals with more protein and vegetables and less empty carbs. Frequent low-impact exercise after meals was extremely beneficial. Having a glucometer was an interesting experiment. I found that juice, rice, and uncontrolled snacking are what spikes blood sugar the most, and exercise and proper spacing of meals really regulates bloodsugar.

My vegan baby was born right on time and of appropriate weight and size. He was perfectly healthy with a good apgar score and is growing well every day.

Comments 10

Flax, eh? Pregnancy had got you hittin' a new kind of oil? ;)

22.10.2019 06:29

This post is another one of yours that is exactly what the Steem blockchain is supposed to be about! A variety of high-quality unique and useful posts. This is the kind of thing, when combined with thousands of other posts like it, that people come to a site for.
Yet, this post will be hard-pressed to hit 10 cents. People don't curate quality content like this, they curate what gets big payouts, so they get a bigger cut for themselves. Thanks, HF21.

22.10.2019 07:03

That's so true. Valuable posts such as this simply don't get rewarded. Shallow posts about contests and "new Steem initiatives to improve the blockchain for all!" are what get rewarded.

22.10.2019 07:43

Thanks @Drutter1 I guess I'm not in it for the money at this point hehe. I make these posts keeping in mind that people may find them from a search engine when they're researching topics. I hope some people stumble upon my posts and find it helpful.

22.10.2019 19:08

I've found Steemit posts in general internet searches before. And I've seen people sharing Steemit posts on social media all the time. Keep at it.. it works :)

23.10.2019 05:37

And cannabinoids!?!
Thanks for posting @MediKatie <3

22.10.2019 07:48

I consider it another supplement, and told did tell my doctors about it. From a scientific standpoint, the doctors can't actually say there is anything wrong with that! Isn't that funny? Even the anaethetists weren't concerned about it. Only a couple of doctors had a personal problem with it, and they tried to make it known but couldn't really say anything about it ;)

22.10.2019 19:05

Since this information is legitimate and backed by scientific studies, yet not mentioned in the mainstream at all, it's very important that you are posting it here! Thank you.

22.10.2019 08:16

I approve of this plant-based posts.

24.10.2019 09:24

Congratulations, your post has been selected to be included in my weekly Sustainability Curation Digest for the Minnow Support Project.

27.10.2019 09:35