Hi all, first time posting here. I have been following a vegan diet now for around about 6 months, and am currently 13 weeks pregnant. Along side a diet rich with veg/fruits/nuts/grains/nutritional yeast for B12 I am taking the usual pregnancy vitamins. My question is, should I be taking any other vitamins? If so exactly which? I haven't asked the Dr regarding this as I don't think they would be able to advise, I am seeing the midwife again in a few weeks, but again I am not sure if she would know exactly, if any others I should be taking?
I'm not pregnant but I've been vegan for the same amount of time, and have done a lot of nutrition reading (always good to have the facts when someone tries to argue with you!). Strongly suggest a vegan omega 3-6, there's a lot of evidence that omegas are really important for babies brain health and development. Flaxseed is good but Echium seed oil is better, I take one called Echiomega, comes in gel capsules. D3 is also a very good one for all us sun deprived Brits, vegan or otherwise. I would also take a b12 supplement, just in case. Good luck!