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The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book: All you need to know for a healthy pregnancy that fits your lifestyle (Everything Series)

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Do I need more protein? Am I getting enough nutrients for the baby? How do I defend my decision to stay vegan? These questions and more are on the minds of vegan moms-to-be who want to maintain their lifestyle but still nurture a healthy baby. Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief because a vegan pregnancy is not only possible, it's also healthy and completely safe. With...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 18th 2011 by Adams Media (first published August 18th 2011)
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I must admit that I was not overly impressed by this book, although I think it is excellent that such books exist to prove that vegan diets are healthy and feasible during all life stages. I was expecting a detailed guide to vegan nutrition during pregnancy, but most of the book is actually a guide to what to expect physically and emotionally during pregancy, birth and breastfeeding. It is well written and provides basic information, but I would recommend a more in-depth nutrition guide such as...more
Informative, though I knew most of the information already. Covered many aspects of pregnancy as well as into labor and breast feeding.
This book is great. I actually think this book would be great for anyone who's pregnant, not just vegans. The first few chapters detail specific nutrients that a woman needs more of when pregnant and goes into what it's for and what foods you can get it from the easiest. There is also information about supplementing nutrients and what you need to make sure your prenatal contains. Really great information.

For the pregnant vegans, there's a chapter all about the questions people will probably ask...more
Christina Kaslow-trujillo
very good over view! with some more important topics having greater detail.
Sadly, I wouldn't say that this is the definitive guide to vegan pregnancy (I still find myself thumbing through other general pregnancy & vegan books to find answers to my questions), but it's certainly a good place to start, and it fills a much-needed niche. Surprisingly, much of the book is just general info about pregnancy. Since there are a gazillion other pregnancy books out there, I was hoping it would dig a bit deeper into vegan-specific issues like nutrition planning, sample menus &...more
I would recommend this book to vegans looking for a general pregnancy book without advice about eating animal products. It's probably not of much use to somebody who already has had a kid or been pregnant before because a lot of the advice is very general. However, it is refreshing to not have references to non-vegan foods constantly and the recipes are decent. I didn't find the part about talking to family/doctors helpful, it never helped with my midwife.
A good resource, though it's more about pregnancy in general rather than specifically vegan pregnancy nutrition. Kinda reads like a text book, as well. Good for reference.
Good recipes!
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