I've been a vegetarian for 7 years. When I found out I was pregnant in August of 2003, I started doing research right away to ensure both my baby and I were getting the proper nutrition. It's one thing to worry about your own diet, but there was a new life that I was responsible for and I wanted to be sure my baby wasn't missing out on any key areas of nutrition. As a vegetarian I am always worried about things like calcium, iron, protein, and vitamin B12. These are areas that can easily be lacking if I'm not watching my diet carefully.
I found Babyfit and couldn't be happier. Here was a site where I could keep track of all my nutritional goals in an easy and convenient matter. I started using the message boards as well. I really enjoyed talking with other moms and sharing stories about our pregnancies.
After we told our family, friends and co-workers about the pregnancy, people started questioning me about being a vegetarian and how it would affect the baby. I've always had people question me about why I'm a vegetarian and what foods I eat, but this situation was different. People would tell me I was jeopardizing the health of the baby by not eating meat. I knew this was ridiculous, but by using BabyFit, I was able to show people how I met the daily requirements for calories, fiber, iron, protein, etc.