If you have an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet and use our Nutritional Tips as a guide, it is possible for you to cover your requirement of most nutrients.
However, the following micronutrients could be sparse:
If you do not consume milk or dairy products, it is essential that you ensure an adequate supply of calcium (e.g. calcium-rich mineral water, broccoli, kale or spinach), alongside the above-named micronutrients.
You don’t eat any fish, either? In this case, additional intake of omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and iodine is recommended.
A purely vegan diet is risky for the development of the baby and for the mother. In particular, the development of the nervous system may be so greatly hindered that, sadly, irreversible damage may result.
If you have a vegan diet, it is essential that you seek in-depth medical advice prior to pregnancy and supplement your diet with certain micronutrients, proteins and fats.
Particularly critical is the supply of: