A plant based diet is something that many people will oppose and society in general will oppose due to lack of education and lack of knowledge on the subject however if a person living on a plant based diet becomes pregnant, this external pressure from society, family and worst of all in laws. However, what these people do not know is that you can have a perfectly healthy pregnancy and a perfectly healthy baby on a plant based diet as many people around the world are proof of however, you will require certain knowledge about nutrition. The fact is that, with a traditional pregnancy for a meat eating person, they will have many people including mothers, aunts, grand mothers and in laws to give them an avalanche of advice on how to eat, how to sit, how to stand and how to sleep. Most of this advice is often unsolicited and yet, in some cases can be helpful to the overwhelmed mother to be. Plant based nutrition during pregnancy however is something that is almost unheard of in general society and therefore many people will point fingers and try to convince you to eat meat during pregnancy. If you have been on a plant based diet for many years however, a sudden consumption of meat can seem like a foreign object to the body and can cause a lot more harm than good.
Seek professional advice
When it comes to plant based nutrition during pregnancy, it is always best to consult with a nutritionist or dietician who will be able to guide through your diet during pregnancy. Although in most cases, your current diet should be perfectly fine, in some cases, your dietician will advise you to consume more protein or more iron depending on your requirement.
With all the unsolicited advice coming your way having a professional Dubai nutritionist or a dietician on your side can be a big comfort. Sometimes people can unknowingly make you feel like you are putting your unborn baby at risk even though this is not the case at all as many women around the world have perfect pregnancies on a plant based diet.
In fact, in India, most women are vegetarian all their lives due to religious reasons and give birth to completely normal babies. Plant based diets are becoming more and more common around the world today and therefore there is a lot of information about it and people’s different experiences on the internet that you can read and take comfort in.