Hello fellow pregnant vegans and vegetarians!
It's really nice to see this thread. My husband is vegetarian and I'm vegan. I'm 7.5 weeks pregnant.
Anyway, I was at my first appointment with the midwife yesterday and she told me "vegetarians make big babies." She instructed that I should be careful not to eat too many carbohydrates (grains and beans) because a disproportionate number of the large babies she's delivered have been to vegetarian and vegan moms.
This freaked me out a little. I'm lucky to have very good, err, birthing hips, but still.
Have any of you had previous vegan (or mostly vegan) pregnancies? Has that held true for you?
A great resource is the book called Becoming Vegan, by Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina -in there is very specific information on what you "need" through stages of life, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant, toddler, teens, adults.