Vegan Pregnancy ~ new guide out now!
The long-awaited guide to your Vegan Pregnancy (Hapūtanaga Whēkana) is out now and packed with useful information to take you through all stages of your pregnancy whilst benefiting from a plant-based diet.
Eating well during hapūtanga is of course, crucial for the long-term health of both mum and pēpi (baby). A plant-based diet can meet your nutritional requirements provided you eat a wide selection of foods from all the right food groups, and supplement with key nutrients.
The Vegan Society of Aotearoa has worked alongside Dietician Sandra van Lill, BSc, Dip Hosp Diet, MSc Nutr, MSc Health Science – to create a valuable resource for plant-based pregnancies. Furthermore the resource has been peer-reviewed as part of the consultation process, by Doctors Mark Craig and Luke Wilson, Doctors for Nutrition, the Paediatric team at Dietitians NZ, the NZ College of Midwives, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Paediatric Society of NZ.
Whilst the Vegan Pregnancy guide will be made available to health providers throughout NZ, including Plunket, midwives and doctors, it’s also accessible right now!
Or have a snapshot view below – you’ll find information on all the crucial vitamins and minerals, the ‘at a glance’ vegan food plate diagram, information on the major food groups, meal plans and more.
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