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Vegan Nutritionists Specialized in Pregnancy and Lactation

Get personalized recommendations from a vegan nutritionist specialized in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Make sure you provide your body and your child with everything they need!

Vegan Nutritionists for Pregnancy and Lactation

Hello! We are a team of plant-based dietitians specializing in pregnancy and lactation

You can follow a vegetarian or vegan diet during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but it is essential to pay attention to certain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

Whether you are looking for a specific vegan meal plan or recommendations for adopting a healthy diet during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, we have the expertise to provide you with the best guidance.

To discover our team of plant-based nutritionists, visit our About page.

A Personalized Program for a Healthy Vegan Diet During Pregnancy and Lactation

Tailored Nutrition During Pregnancy

We will assess your diet and help you adjust it to ensure you're getting everything you need. Of course, we will take into consideration your preferences and energy level.

Tailored Nutrition During Breastfeeding

Caring for a newborn can be challenging. We will help you find a simple strategy for eating well to ensure that your newborn receives all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.

Assistance for Your Baby, Child, or Adolescent

Many parents express concerns about the post-breastfeeding period. Check out our children's nutrition service page for more information!

Why Work With a Vegan Registered Dietitian for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

Get Reassurance and Confidence

A pregnant woman adopting a vegan diet may often face criticism or doubt. Gain reassurance and approval from a nutritionist specialized in pregnancy, confirming that your dietary choices can support your child's development.

Avoid Endless Searches

There is a lot of conflicting information online regarding pregnancy and/or breastfeeding on a vegan diet. Save time by opting for a consultation and get information from a reliable source.

Get Practical Advice and New Recipes

We have the necessary scientific knowledge to assess and adjust your diet during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. Additionally, our practical experience with a vegan diet allows us to customize your plan based on your specific needs.

Several Themes That Will Be Addressed During Your Sessions:

  • Customized portions for vegan/vegetarian diets during pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Balanced and simple recipes
  • Maintaining a healthy weight gain (pregnancy) or weight loss (breastfeeding)
  • Guidance on meal structuring
  • Recommendation of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Advice on brands and quantities of supplements
  • Ensuring adequate protein intake
  • Suggesting vitamin C-rich foods for iron absorption
  • Ensuring sufficient intake of calcium, vitamin D, selenium, iodine, and omega-3
  • Support and advice during pregnancy/breastfeeding

Advantages of Working With Us:

  • Attainment of all necessary food groups
  • Attainment of all essential vitamins and minerals
  • Discovery of new ideas for balanced meals
  • Balanced vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Access to the support you need
Plant-Based Dietitians

Process & Fees

Step 1: The Initial Assessment

Mandatory for all clients, the one-hour initial assessment is crucial. The dietitian will learn about your goals, assess your medical profile and diet, offer recommendations, and suggest packages to kickstart your journey and achieve your desired results.

 

Step 2: Follow-Up Sessions

In these follow-up sessions, the dietitian will coach and guide you to achieve your desired results. Sessions can be either one hour or 30 minutes long.

 

For essential details about our process and fees, please visit our pricing page using the link below.

How to Start Your Journey

Option 1 – Direct Booking:

Check these pages:

Click on the link below to access the nutritionists’ schedules and book directly with them.

 

Option 2 – Free Discovery Call:

Schedule a 5-20 minute free discovery call with your future vegan dietitian. They will address your queries and kickstart your journey.

 

Click on the link below to schedule a discovery call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a vegan diet safe for pregnancy?

Yes, vegans have perfectly healthy pregnancies and babies as long as they are aware of the nutrients vegan meals provide. A pregnancy nutritionist will work closely with you to build a nutritious vegan diet plan.

Do vegans have healthier babies?

There is no clear evidence that vegans have healthier babies than those who consume meat. However, studies have shown that those who follow a well-balanced vegan diet during pregnancy may be safeguarded against gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and reduce the baby’s risk of certain developmental issues. With guidance of your pregnancy nutritionist, you can have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Do vegans have better fertility?

Studies have shown positive outcomes of a vegan diet while pregnant such as lowering for heart disease and diabetes and help increasing fertility.

Are soy products safe to consume during pregnancy?

Yes, soy products are safe to consume during pregnancy. Soy products such as miso soup, tofu and soy milk contain natural plant compounds called isoflavones which function as phytoestrogens and activate estrogen receptors in your body.

 

One common myth is that isoflavones may increase the risk of cancer especially in postmenopausal women, but studies have shown that the risk of breast, thyroid or uterine cancer does not increase in this population.

Do vegan moms have smaller babies?

No, vegan moms do not necessarily have smaller babies. If you are eating a balanced, nutritious vegan diet, and taking your prenatal supplements, there is no doubt that you can have a normal sized baby. It is important to know that any number between 5th percentile and 95th percentile on the WHO growth chart is considered “normal” as long as their growth remains steady.

Do vegans struggle to breastfeed?

Vegan moms can certainly breastfeed successfully. A pregnancy nutritionist recommends vegan moms meet all of their nutritional needs to provide adequate nutrition for their baby including enough iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and zinc. A pregnancy dietitian can help create a plan in which you can optimize your diet during breastfeeding.

Is it harder to get pregnant when vegan?

A deficiency of either Vitamin B12 and iron is common in veganism and could negatively impact chances of conceiving. However, the help of a prenatal nutritionist can help you optimize these nutrients in your vegan diet.

How can I have a healthy vegan pregnancy?

You can have a healthy vegan pregnancy by simply following a balanced plant-based diet. A pregnancy nutritionist can guide you to receiving the essential nutrients needed.

Do vegans crave meat during pregnancy?

It is not unusual for vegans to experience meat craving during pregnancy as this can happen if your diet is low on iron or vitamin B12, or if you are not absorbing iron well enough. It is important to get your iron and vitamin B12 levels checked with your doctor to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. Furthermore, a pregnancy nutritionist can suggest many vegan alternatives to help with your cravings.

Why would I go vegan during pregnancy?

To go vegan during pregnancy is a personal choice that many mothers make for a variety of reasons. Some women say that a plant-based diet helped them manage their health issues and feel more “high-energy”.  A healthy vegan diet may help protect against developing preeclampsia, reduced risk of gestational diabetes, and some neural tube defects and brain tumors.

Do vegans produce more breast milk?

A systematic review has shown that all vegan, vegetarian and non-vegan mothers produce breast milk of comparable nutritional value when they followed a healthy, well-balanced diet. If you decide to practice veganism during your pregnancy, a prenatal nutritionist can build a meal plan suitable to you.

Does being vegan affect breastfeeding?

Vegan moms will still produce healthy breast milk as long as they are not lacking any nutrients themselves! Supplementation of vitamin b12, iron, zinc, calcium and vitamin D is important for a vegan breastfeeding mother.

Does almond milk increase breast milk?

Yes, almonds are high in linoleic acid, also known as the most lactogenic nut. Additionally, almonds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential in helping the body’s breastfeeding hormones regulate.

What foods should I avoid when breastfeeding?

A dietitian for pregnancy recommends avoiding alcohol, fish high in mercury, caffeine, some herbal supplements and highly processed foods while breastfeeding. A pregnancy nutritionist can work you choose vegan foods that are safe to consume during this period.

Can a vegan diet cause high blood pressure?

A vegan diet will not cause high blood pressure as it includes dietary patterns high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts and lean proteins associated with lower blood pressure. However, there could be other factors, and it is important to get those checked with your doctor if your hypertension is increasing on a vegan diet.

What vegan foods make you lactate more?

A wide range of foods such as oats, fenugreek, fennels, red and orange root veggies, seeds, avocados, and many other plant-based foods can help you lactate more. Incorporating these in a balanced vegan meal plan is a great way to help with lactation.

Can a vegan diet increase sperm count?

A study in 2021 has shown that total sperm count was significantly higher in the vegan group compared to the non-vegan group. However, further studies with larger groups must be conducted to further confirm these findings.

How can a vegan increase fertility?

There are many nutrients to consider when trying to boost fertility on a plant-based diet. A prenatal nutritionist can recommend eating a well-balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and legumes and start a prenatal supplement that is appropriate for you.

Are prenatal supplements recommended if you want to get pregnant?

Taking prenatal vitamins before and during pregnancy lowers your baby’s risk of complications like preterm birth and low birth weight, as well as neurological disorders. Your prenatal nutritionist can help you identify the prenatal vitamin that best works for you.