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Keywords:

  • lacto–ovo vegetarian;
  • nutrition;
  • omnivore;
  • pregnancy;
  • prenatal care;
  • vegan

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.