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This webinar was presented live on January 17, 2023.
With more people choosing plant-based foods, our goal is to give you a solid understanding around vegan prenatal nutrition. We will uncover three common prenatal nutrition myths surrounding 1) meeting nutrient needs 2) vegan-friendly prenatal supplements and 3) food safety concerns for pregnancy. Our discussion will help you learn how to work with pregnant clients who wish to avoid eating animal products for ethical reasons.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 3.2.2, 4.2.2
- Identify the top five nutrients of concern specific for vegan mothers: iron, choline, protein, calcium, and B12.
- Discuss what plant-based foods help meet nutrient needs for pregnancy.
- Address vegan food safety concerns with expecting mothers.
Maya Bach, MPH, RDN
After graduating from Loma Linda University in 2013, I started my dietetics career in weight management. When my sister became pregnant in 2020, I noticed a lack of prenatal nutrition guidance for vegan moms-to-be.
From how to get enough nutrients like iron and protein to choosing the best prenatal supplements, it was hard to find information that didn't heavily focus on animal products. I decided to shift my private practice to prenatal nutrition, specifically helping those who want a healthy pregnancy but don't want to eat meat, dairy, or eggs.
Today, I've helped dozens of women have healthy babies. When I'm not working, you can find me with my poodle mix, Dexter, or on a long beach run.