A Salon article about vegan pregnancies commented “A woman’s body — and what she puts into it — are generally regarded as fair game for public speculation. Throw in a fetus and it’s open season.”
Ain’t that the truth?
The article begins:
In the August issue of the Ladies’ Home Journal, “Bones” star Emily Deschanel talks about staying on the vegan path even as she prepares for motherhood, explaining, “Saying no to meat makes me feel stronger inside; I feel aligned with my morals and ethics.”
And then it goes on to comment on the pregnancies of veg celebrities Natalie Portman and Alicia Silverstone. Commenters had a field day with it, making absurd and dishonest criticisms of veganism and vegans.
The mainstream experts on nutrition – the American Dietetic Association – says this:
“An evidence-based review showed that vegetarian diets [including vegan diets] can be nutritionally adequate in pregnancy and result in positive maternal and infant health outcomes.”
You can read the article at http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8357. In the full version, the ADA includes some recommendations for ALL vegetarians and vegans so check it out!
For more information about vegan pregnancies please read these websites: