Vegan, vegetarian, and expecting? A Plant Based Guide on how to get in your nutrients.

Healthy, ethical and plant based pregnancies

Embarking on the journey of motherhood is an exciting time, filled with anticipation, joy, and perhaps some interesting cravings too. But, if you’re following a vegan or vegetarian diet, you may be feeling concerned with how you’ll get the necessary nutrition during pregnancy for both you and your growing baby – all whilst staying true to your ethical choices A plant based diet and a healthy pregnancy is possible, and we’ll tell you how.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diet

The key? Thoughtful planning.

With the right dietary choices and additional supplement support, you can ensure a healthy and balanced pregnancy, fully nourished by a diet that aligns with your values (and taste buds!).

When it comes to a plant based diet in pregnancy, what should I focus on?

Protein: Vital for developing foetal tissue, your uterus, and breast tissue. Excellent plant sources include lentils, beans, tofu, quinoa, and nuts.

Calcium: Crucial for your baby’s bone and teeth development. Plant sources include broccoli, fortified plant milks, and calcium-set tofu.

Omega-3 fatty acids: Important for your baby’s brain development. Flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and avocado are great vegan sources.

Iron: Needed for increased blood volume and foetal growth. Plant sources like spinach, lentils, and fortified cereals are beneficial, especially when paired with Vitamin C-rich foods for better absorption.

Zinc: Supports cellular growth and foetal immune system development. Pumpkin seeds, lentils, chickpeas, and quinoa are good plant-based options.

Vitamin B12: Crucial for the development of the baby’s nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. However, acquiring sufficient amounts from a strictly plant-based diet can be challenging.

Choline: Essential for embryonic brain development, liver, and placental function. Although found in tofu, soy nuts, and soy milk, getting enough choline from these sources alone can be hard.

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The role of prenatal vitamins in vegan or vegetarian diets

While certain nutrients are present in plant-based products, achieving the necessary levels of these nutrients solely from your diet is tricky: Because let’s face it, who really wants to sit down and eat a large head of broccoli for a small dose of calcium?

We The MOODE The Prenatal Supplement

This is where our Moode premium prenatal multivitamin comes in. Specially formulated with plant-based mums in mind, our vitamins ensure you’re getting the right nutrients in beneficial doses. With 300mg of Choline in every dose, Zinc to boost overall fertility, Calcium Folinate to prevent hyperhomocysteinemia, and a B Complex to increase energy, our mini-capsules with mega-benefits are bioavailable, easy to swallow, and even better for peace of mind.

Made with vegan substitutes throughout the formulation, The Prenatal is made with:

  • Plant-derived Vitamin D3- Vegan Cholecalciferol.
  • Phytomenadione- Vegan Vitamin K1, with no input of ingredients coming from animals or animal derivatives.
  • All our Excipients are free from animal , fish, crustacean and any of their derivatives.

The Prenatal by moode is proudly, 100% vegan.

Ready to embrace a worry-free, nutrient-rich, plant based pregnancy? Start the journey here.

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