If you are a vegetarian, or if you would like to eat a vegetarian diet, you can still get all of the needed nutrients for you and your baby. You will need to talk with your health care provider about the right food choices for you.
There are different types of vegetarians:
Vegetarian – does not eat meat, fish, or fowl
Lacto-ovo vegetarian – does not eat dairy, eggs, meat, fish, or fowl
Vegan – does not eat any dairy or animal products
What Foods Should a Vegetarian Eat?
Craig, W. J., & Mangels, A. R. (2009). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(7), 1266-1282. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2009.05.027
Penney, D. S., & Miller, K. G. (2008). Nutritional counseling for vegetarians during pregnancy and lactation. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 53(1), 37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2007.07.003