Pregnancy is one of the stages most important and far-reaching in a woman’s life, a new life begins to form inside it, causing a series of changes to physical, hormonal and psychological level. The care that should be the pregnant woman at this stage there are several, not just psychologically but also nutritional level, since everything you eat will have an impact not only on health, but also in your baby. Much has been said about the vegetarian diet and whether it is advisable or not in pregnancy, some critics point out that it contributes not enough nutrients the fetus develop normally, because not to ingest proteins of animal origin, which also affects the production of breast milk. However many specialists and nutrition experts, including the American Association of dietetics (ADA) argue that a properly planned vegetarian diet is as advisable as a diet that includes meat. The vegetarian diet is one that is focused on eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals, leaving the meat and fish fully out of the daily menu. Different types exist within vegetarianism: vegan (strict vegetarian) diet: do not consume any food that comes from animals. Diet lacto vegetarian: here if food derived from dairy products are consumed. Diet ovo vegetarian: here if eggs but not derived from dairy products are consumed.
Diet ovo lacto vegetarian: here, in addition to the diets of vegetables, you eat dairy products such as cheese and eggs. It is the most known and widespread in Europe. During pregnancy the pregnant woman needed some nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, folic acid and vitamins D and B12, which are present in vegetables and legumes, although less natural, another option would be to use some vitamin supplements. The key is the intelligent combination of food at lunchtime and periodic revisions..