Vegan and pregnant and getting heavily judged for my lifestyle via /r/vegan


Vegan and pregnant and getting heavily judged for my lifestyle

Hello!

I’m currently pregnant with my first child, I am vegan and have been for about six months or so now.

One of the first things I did when I met my midwife was ask about how veganism could effect the fetus development and if there was anything extra I could do to make sure I was getting the right nutrients.

My midwife was more than happy for me to continue, I’ve been taking an all inclusive multivitamin, which has literally everything I could possibly need for the developing fetus and could be missing out in my diet. I even found out the fetus can literally leach calcium from my bones if it needs extra (creepy)

But my family and my partners family won’t stop judging me for continuing veganism during pregnancy, I’ve said all I’ve said above , but they keep insisting that I’m being selfish by not putting the babies need above my own beliefs and it doesn’t matter what I think humans are meant to be omnivores (🙄)

I just need some advice on how to get people off my back.