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Vegetarian Dietitians for Preagnant Women Saco ME

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Beth J Williams, LD, MS, RD
(207) 284-4586
Philomene S Center Nutrition Consultants407 Alfred St
Biddeford, ME
 
Debbie Pepper Dougherty, LD, RD
(207) 854-3663
lmouth Family Practice5 Bucknam Rd
Falmouth, ME
 
Paula A Allen
(207) 799-6394
527 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Nutricomm
(207) 799-1900
42 Stanley St
South Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Jenny Craig
(207) 774-7400
222 Saint John St
Portland, ME
Alternate Phone Number
(207) 774-7400
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Jennifer J Quimby, RD
207-324-5762 x 9020
York County Community Action6 Spruce St
Sanford, ME
 
Susanne D'Angelo-Coole
(207) 885-7700
175 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Jenny Craig
(207) 774-7400
333 Clarks Pond Pkwy Ste 500
South Portland, ME
Alternate Phone Number
(207) 774-7400
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Nutrition Consultants
(207) 854-3663
201 Main St,# 5
Westbrook, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Caroline M Seastrom
(207) 662-5522
887 Congress St,# 320
Portland, ME
Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

The Pregnant Vegetarian

The Pregnant Vegetarian

If you've chosen a vegetarian diet for your pregnancy, there are some important nutritional rules you need to follow. Your need for certain vitamins and minerals greatly increases during pregnancy, so if you're eating vegetarian you need to take care that you are getting all of the nutrients your growing baby needs.

Weight gain during pregnancy is generally between 25 and 35 pounds, so if you are avoiding meat you'll need to ensure that you are still gaining adequate weight. Your doctor can help if you are having problems gaining the suggested weight by increasing certain foods.

Many vegetarians worry that they aren't getting enough protein, which is largely found in meats and fish. You need about 71 grams each day, and you can get the necessary amount from things like soy milk, yogurt, brown rice and tofu.

Omega 3 fatty acids are a necessary part of brain function and development. These are mostly found in fish, but if that's not in your diet, you'll need to eat foods like flax seed and walnuts to get the recommended intake.

Calcium is necessary for the bone development of the baby, and to help with bone loss in the mother. Have at least three servings a day of milk, yogurt or other dairy products. Even skim milk and yogurt have as much calcium as whole milk.

You should be eating four servings of foods like dried beans and peas, since they are full of iron and zinc. Iron is also found in fortified breakfast cereals and green vegetables, so incorporate these into your meals. Ten servings of vegetables and fruits each day will keep you and your baby healthy and strong. To get your vitamin B12, have six to eleven servings of whole grains in foods like rice and bread.

If you are vegan, which means you don't eat any animal products, you will have to be much more careful about getting the required nutrition for a healthy pregnancy. Although you can ge...

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