Vegan Pregnancy with Twins

by Joss Carter
(UK)

I'm 18 weeks pregnant with twins and have never felt so good being vegan. I actually had a tummy bug 6 weeks ago and completely changed my vegan diet, I used to be the convenience food vegan and now I hardly touch processed foods.

Previously I was anaemic, had low vitamin D and low vitamin B12 but now, my blood work is fine. I was waiting for the chicken craving as in my previous vegan pregnancy but nothing because my diet is so varied and balanced I don't crave anything at all. During previous pregnancies I've put on 8 stone, this one I've almost put a stone on and am very pleased considering there are two little people inside.

Here's to healthy twins!


Vegan Momma Comments:

That is incredible news! I get quite a few questions about whether eating vegan during pregnancy is healthy, and you're a great example of how it's not only healthy, but one of the best decisions you can make for yourself and your unborn.

Many of the foods doctors recommend we avoid during pregnancy are from the non-vegan category: big fish, organ meat, raw milks, and soft cheese. In fact, there's no way I could have eaten any of those foods, even if a doctor recommended. Just a waft of cheese or fish made my stomach clench and my heart race.

I love also that you realized that you needed to stick to a more whole foods based diet when pregnant. There are plenty of women who see pregnancy as an excuse to indulge in foods that they likely wouldn't touch otherwise. In my opinion, that's the opposite of logical. You're actively growing a child inside your body and clearly the best way to do that is with the healthiest foods you can get your hands on.

I hope your pregnancy continues to be amazing and wishing you a beautiful birth and healthy babies!

-Cathleen

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Sep 24, 2015
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14weeks with twins
by: Jahlioness

I was a vegetarian with my son. When i started eating more healthy. Now he's 7yrs and fine. So far in this pregnancy still no sickness no cravings nothing (as with the 1st). I make most of my sauces and food. Lots of green juice for everyone. Yoga, jogging and such. Where i work i can eat fruits all day☺. Those around stop questioning what i eat. Which is good. So far all the test have come back good, as my sis said if gycno wasn't happy he'd call.
I say to people, you do you and I'll do me. I don't tell you what to eat, so don't tell me either.
Blessings and love to all

May 13, 2015
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by: joss carter

Thank you.
I totally agree regarding the while foods approach, I'm shocked at how I managed with my previous pregnancies and would indulge in everything I shouldn't. It was obscene.

The past 3 weeks were major growth developments for the twins and I researched that protein, iron, and calcium were amongst the major food groups I needed. I look at yoghurt now and think 'mmm calcium' and not 'mmm dessert'. The next few weeks are an omega 3 and 6 intake, so the cupboards are stocked with seed mixes and trail mix.

My younger two children love pinching it all.

Many thanks for your well wishes. At the 20 weeks scan these pair were measuring 21 weeks, so their growth is not impaired.
Joss xx

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