or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › I'm Pregnant › Is there a pregnant vegans thread? If not, let's start one
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is there a pregnant vegans thread? If not, let's start one - Page 24

post #461 of 479
Well, I am 38 weeks today!
But Im in no hurry to get this baby out. Im still pretty comfortable, considering....
My First baby was 6 lbs 2 oz. born at 39 weeks.
I want this bun to bake a little longer, if thats what the baby wants, too.

This last week, I have been all about Tofurky+avo+sprouts+vegenaise sandwiches on whole wheat bread.

Today it isn't sounding too good.. probably because of over kill. lol! but im going to eat it anyway.

Heres a yummy "smoothie" thats packed with protein and fat for fattening up 3rd tri babies.. =)....

1 c. CHocolate Soy milk.
1 small banana
2 tbs. peanut butter
1/2 cup ice (optional)

I made it a few days ago and it was heavenly. I didn't use any ice, but next time i will... the peanut butter and banana kinda warm the soy milk, so the ice would make it colder.
post #462 of 479
I've graduated from this thread hehehe....

my baby boy was born (19 days late) on 3/14 at home - my second vegan pregnancy

He was 9lbs when he was born and weighed in at 11lbs 9 oz today (at 3 weeks old)...go vegan breastmilk

I've been a bit overwhelmed with caring for two, so I haven't done much cooking...but I have a couple of the Vegetarian Times nut cheeses (from the current issue) going into the oven now! I can't wait to try them! One is an Almond Feta and the other is a Cashew "goat cheese"

Megan...that smoothie sounds lovely! I may have to try one
post #463 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaBeAMamaMia View Post
Heres a yummy "smoothie" thats packed with protein and fat for fattening up 3rd tri babies.. =)....

1 c. CHocolate Soy milk.
1 small banana
2 tbs. peanut butter
1/2 cup ice (optional)

I made it a few days ago and it was heavenly. I didn't use any ice, but next time i will... the peanut butter and banana kinda warm the soy milk, so the ice would make it colder.
That sounds great! Maybe I will try it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by She2dancer View Post
I've graduated from this thread hehehe....

my baby boy was born (19 days late) on 3/14 at home - my second vegan pregnancy

He was 9lbs when he was born and weighed in at 11lbs 9 oz today (at 3 weeks old)...go vegan breastmilk

I've been a bit overwhelmed with caring for two, so I haven't done much cooking...but I have a couple of the Vegetarian Times nut cheeses (from the current issue) going into the oven now! I can't wait to try them! One is an Almond Feta and the other is a Cashew "goat cheese"
CONGRATS!!! :

I've wanted to try making vegan cheese, but haven't had the ambition to do it yet. Let me know how it comes out!
post #464 of 479
If you would post the recipes for the nut cheeses, I'd be eternally grateful *bats eyelashes*
post #465 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
If you would post the recipes for the nut cheeses, I'd be eternally grateful *bats eyelashes*
Yeah!!!
Let us know how they turn out...
post #466 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaBeAMamaMia View Post
Well, I am 38 weeks today!
But Im in no hurry to get this baby out. Im still pretty comfortable, considering....
. . .
This last week, I have been all about Tofurky+avo+sprouts+vegenaise sandwiches on whole wheat bread.
What an exciting time for you! And that Tofurky sandwich sounds so appealing to me right now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaBeAMamaMia View Post
Heres a yummy "smoothie" thats packed with protein and fat for fattening up 3rd tri babies.. =)....
Yum! I'm going to try that sometime!

My favorite smoothie lately:
1 banana
frozen berries (around a cup)
tahini (a little less than a tablespoon, sometimes much less)
2 tbs flaxseed, ground up.
sometimes a small handful of ground almonds
soy or hemp milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by She2dancer View Post
I've graduated from this thread hehehe....

my baby boy was born (19 days late) on 3/14 at home - my second vegan pregnancy

He was 9lbs when he was born and weighed in at 11lbs 9 oz today (at 3 weeks old)...go vegan breastmilk
Congratulations! I'm glad all is going well!

As for me, I'm at 19.5 weeks. During the past week or so, my belly has really bloomed out, but to strangers I just look oddly plump, I think. The most exciting development of late is that I can feel the little babe moving like crazy.

And I've been a little dizzy/out of breath sometimes. I think that can be normal at this point. I'm getting plenty of iron and B12. I'm struggling to drink a lot of water, thinking it might just be blood pressure. My normal BP is pretty low (around 90-100/55-65), so I'm probably extra sensitive to blood volume issues.

LizzyQ, how are you?
post #467 of 479
Congratulations She2dancer and ELV to you MammaMia!

I was addicted to latkes earlier in this PG. Now it is falafel.

With my DD it was Thai, DS it was Indian.

So many yummy vegan options.

We should start a recipe site! There is an easy way to do this, we did it on another board.

Oh yeah, I am getting a lot of HUGE comments too. Um, I'm 24 weeks and I've gained 13 lbs. I don't think that qualifies as HUGE. I am still wearing my pre-PG jeans, buttoned up, as I type this.

Then I get a few people who tell me I am tiny.

Why does everyone feel it necessary to comment on our size.

The other one is "how are you feeling"? Like 20 times a day.

I feel great, went for a 3 mile run today (which is true), how 'bout you? I always feel like saying but I hold my tongue. I know people are just trying to be nice but I am pregnant, not sick for goodness sakes.
post #468 of 479
I've been making PB and banana smoothies like crazy, too. Yum! I'm feeling so much better now at 18 weeks and the eating is definitely picking up
post #469 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by veganmama719 View Post
I know people are just trying to be nice but I am pregnant, not sick for goodness sakes.
::Congratulations She2dancer !!!!!

I'm sick and pregnant, LOL!!! Actually, FINALLY, just hit the 12 week mark yesterday and am noticing that I don't feel quite as bad! Hooray! I'm thinking, it can only get better from here on out! Aside from those oddities. Last pg I got carpel tunnel symptoms in my left hand...hoping for that to not happen this time... but whatever. It can't be nearly as bad as being sick for 2 months!

catemom!! I can't believe!!! Any day now... How exciting for you! Go for it mama!
You too WannaBeAMamaMia
post #470 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by sky_and_lavender View Post
And I've been a little dizzy/out of breath sometimes. I think that can be normal at this point. I'm getting plenty of iron and B12. I'm struggling to drink a lot of water, thinking it might just be blood pressure. My normal BP is pretty low (around 90-100/55-65), so I'm probably extra sensitive to blood volume issues.

LizzyQ, how are you?
my blood pressure is always really low too, and I sometimes get a little dizzy. My iron has always been very good.

I am slowly getting better... my voice still sounds awful though, but I am not stuck on the couch anymore, and have been able to get out of the house once or twice.
post #471 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
my blood pressure is always really low too, and I sometimes get a little dizzy. My iron has always been very good.
What is considered low blood pressure? Mine is consistently around 106/60. I get the dizzies a lot, but also have really good iron levels. Hmmm.
post #472 of 479
Heya, I just noticed this thread. I'm a pregnant vegan-due at the end of September. It looks like I have 24 pages of catching up to do. Wanted to say hi!
post #473 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
I am slowly getting better... my voice still sounds awful though, but I am not stuck on the couch anymore, and have been able to get out of the house once or twice.
I'm glad you're healing and feeling a bit better!

Quote:
Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
my blood pressure is always really low too, and I sometimes get a little dizzy. My iron has always been very good.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lrlittle View Post
What is considered low blood pressure? Mine is consistently around 106/60. I get the dizzies a lot, but also have really good iron levels. Hmmm.
I think anything under 90/60 is considered low. I took mine today when I was feeling "off" and it was 88/59, not far from my average of 95/60. I'm sure everyone is different in terms of how they respond, symptom-wise, to blood pressure variations.

Quote:
Originally Posted by megame View Post
Heya, I just noticed this thread. I'm a pregnant vegan-due at the end of September. It looks like I have 24 pages of catching up to do. Wanted to say hi!
Welcome, megame! I'm due at the end of August/start of September. So you're just a little "behind" me. I hope pregnancy is treating you well!
post #474 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by She2dancer View Post
I've graduated from this thread hehehe....

my baby boy was born (19 days late) on 3/14 at home - my second vegan pregnancy

He was 9lbs when he was born and weighed in at 11lbs 9 oz today (at 3 weeks old)...go vegan breastmilk
Congrats!!! :
post #475 of 479
Thread Starter 
Congrats She2dancer, I hope I'm not far behind!


wannabeamamamia I'm in the 38 wk. zone as well (and really uncomfortable so I'm ready for baby boy to be born). I'm really hoping he's born this week some time.

Welcome megame!

Hmmmm, I'm wondering, would anyone would like to take over and create a Pregnant Vegans Spring/Summer thread. Since I'm due to have the baby pretty soon, I'm just thinking it might be more practical to have one of you ladies with a summer/fall due date continue with this. Let me know!
post #476 of 479
I will type out the nut cheese recipes as soon as I get a chance

They are yummy btw!!

This is the next one I am going to try (at the bottom):
http://www.rawfoodsnewsmagazine.com/...article&sid=61
post #477 of 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by catemom View Post

Hmmmm, I'm wondering, would anyone would like to take over and create a Pregnant Vegans Spring/Summer thread. Since I'm due to have the baby pretty soon, I'm just thinking it might be more practical to have one of you ladies with a summer/fall due date continue with this. Let me know!
I'll do it! I was thinking it was about time.. and you are due soon!!! :
post #478 of 479
I also have consistently low blood pressure (I think my avg. during my pregnancy was around 85ish/60ish) This pregnancy I didn't have any dizzy episodes...but I definitely did with my first...quite a few actually....

this pregnancy I started taking a magnesium supplement (natural calm) to help with my arrithmea (sp.?), but I am thinking maybe it helped with the dizziness too???

my iron is also always good..in fact most of my care providers are "surprised" it is so high given that I am vegan :sigh
post #479 of 479
HI everyone! I just noticed a new Spring Summer vegan thread so I'll post there. But wanted to say congrats to She2dancer!!

And, wow, those shake recipes sound yummy! I've been doing the following:

Soy or hemp milk
Hemp protein powder (I've had major protein aversions so this has helped)
Half frozen banana
flaxseed
ice

It's really good!

Zubee
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: I'm Pregnant
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › I'm Pregnant › Is there a pregnant vegans thread? If not, let's start one