The Post Partum Vegetarian: Mom and Baby


The Arrival Of A Vegetarian Baby Girl! Baby Yosefina is a month old, and my brain is starting to produce coherent thoughts again! Yay! When Mom said my brain would turn to mush at the end of my pregnancy, I was skeptical. I’ll be just fine, I thought. I’m strong. I’ll work right up until […]

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Pregnant Veg 12: Pregnancy as a Medical Event?

Dumb Doctor

I wish I had a doctor who knew at least as much about nutrition as I do. Since I got the diagnosis of gestational diabetes, I have been in a brooding mood. Frankly, I feel very skeptical about the diagnosis. I have not gained weight excessively, had mood swings, strange lack of energy, any of […]

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Pregnant Veg 11: Close Encounters of the Medical Kind

Gestational Diabetes

The pregnant vegetarian objects to medical torture. “I’m not sick, I’m pregnant!” Well, the other shoe has dropped. I knew this was going too well. It seems that if you spend enough time in Doctors’ offices, they will find something wrong with you. I failed the one hour diabetes test. So they made me do […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 10: Crazy Pregnancy Hormones

Pregnant Bliss

From all the crazy pregnant lady stories, I expected to be much more mental! So far, making a baby has been much easier than I expected. Aside from my lack of physical symptoms, which I talked about a couple posts ago , I expected to be much more mental. The crazy pregnant lady stories are […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 9: The Mad Gardener

Garden Goddess

Everything is green & growing, there’s new life everywhere Spring has come early this year, and with great gusto! No nasty late frosts have come along to spoil things, so everything is green and growing. It seems like an appropriate time of year to be pregnant. There’s new life everywhere – why not in my […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 8: Has pregnancy been too easy?

Pregnant zoe

I’ve had it awfully easy, and I’m starting to get suspicious. When you get pregnant, it seems, you join the secret society of Women Who Have Given Birth. Now that I am nice and round, and it is too late for me to run to the condom aisle and prevent my fate, they are telling […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 7: Zoe Eats like a Queen!

The Queen

Zoe used to be a picky eater. Then she became the pregnant vegetarian My Mom (a.k.a Savvy Veg) has been visiting us, and oh boy, she’s been feeding me! I used to be a horribly picky eater. Then I left home and had to cook for myself. Down went my standards. Suddenly, my favorite meal […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 6: Doctors and Nutrition

Fruit Salad

Zoe Gets Off Her Soapbox And Back In The Produce Section Well, I had to get a new Obgyn. Thanks a lot Corporate America. My employer changed insurance companies and now my former doctor is out of network. So, off to the new doctor, and a rehash of the I’m-a-vegetarian conversation. Sigh. Apparently, Obgyns do […]

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Pregnancy, Relationships, Freedom of Choice

Soap Box

Every person is a sovereign individual, entitled to make their own choices WARNING for all of you who have been enjoying my humorous pregnancy posts: I’m standing on a soapbox now. This is your chance to plug your ears and shout, “La la la, I can’t hear you!” If you are annoyed by what I […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 5: Pumpkin Choc Chip Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Zoe Shares Jackie’s Holiday Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Chips This holiday dessert recipe is the very one that Zoe Keeland talks about in The Pregnant Vegetarian Episode 4: Food Addict, with the kind of passion experienced only with pregnancy cravings. The rest of us at Savvy Vegetarian haven’t been lucky enough – yet – to […]

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