Debra S. Penney, CNM, MS, MPH, is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Utah, and teaches in the Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health dual program at the University of Utah.
Nutritional Counseling for Vegetarians During Pregnancy and Lactation
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2008 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 37–44, January-February 2008
How to Cite
Penney, D. S. and Miller, K. G. (2008), Nutritional Counseling for Vegetarians During Pregnancy and Lactation. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 53: 37–44. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2007.07.003
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- lacto–ovo vegetarian;
- prenatal care;
A woman's nutritional status directly affects pregnancy outcome and the quality of breast milk after birth. Clinicians who provide prenatal care have an important role in assessing the nutritional status of women and directing them to appropriate resources while respecting their choices. Vegetarian and vegan diets may present with unique nutrient deficiencies that can be addressed during prenatal nutritional counseling.