Do Vegans Have More Miscarriages?
Vegans do not have a higher likelihood for miscarriages. They are still able to receive the nutrition that they need and sustain the growth of their baby through non-animal-based food. There are also supplements and other alternatives which can provide the nutrition beneficial for the babies’ growth.
What should be mentioned is the possibility of nutrient deficiencies during pregnancy as there are limited options for food.
Vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and protein are nutrients that are mostly found in animal-based foods. But supplements and nutritional yeast can be used to support the nutritional requirement for pregnancy.
It is also important that mothers consult their doctors regarding proper diet and other factors that may affect the risk of miscarriage. Have yourself checked up even before planning for pregnancy to address any underlying medical issues. The sooner these challenges are resolved, the less risk for the pregnancy to end in a miscarriage.