We're planning to create a honeymoon baby on the 5th of July, 2020, on our wedding night. At the point of writing this, there's 9 months left. A bit over a month ago I turned to a plant based diet for the purpose of well-being, and that's going fine, so I'm obviously going to stick … Continue reading My Pre-Pregnancy Diet: 9 Months Before Trying (Plant Based — Protein, Folate, Iron)
When a woman is pregnant, she produces a 50% extra amount of blood! Iron is needed to create healthy blood in the body. Without enough iron, you can get iron deficiency anemia. The topic is relatable to me, as I sit here and wonder if I should get a new checkup on my own iron … Continue reading Why Is Iron Important In Pregnancy?
Nourishing your body is extra important in pregnancy. Some of the most important nutrients are the following: Folate (Folic Acid)IronCalciumVitamin DProtein I will go through each one in separate posts, and list a number of plant based foods that you can find them in. In this one, I will list foods rich in Folate. (All … Continue reading Plant Based Pregnancy Diet: Folate
Folic acid (found in supplements and fortified foods), or folate (the natural form) is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is very important in early pregnancy, but it is also beneficial to take before getting pregnant. Why is Folic Acid/Folate Important? Supplementing with folic acid is extra important in pregnancy because of the closing … Continue reading Why Is Folic Acid/Folate Important In Pregnancy?