(Original post by Antigone89)
Hello all you, I am currently 10 weeks pregnant, and everything goes really well.
I am 22 years old and all my blood test and stuff were in normal range.
Now my doctor said that she wants me to take in Multivitamin supplements. I dont see why, I take vitamin B12 but I eat so much vegetables, nuts and fruit that I dont get why I should take in additional supplements??? Even though all my tests are within normal to optimal range?
Can anyone tell my why that is, I mean, I eat a lot, I dont throw up. I have been a vegan for years now and I have never had problems, no malnutrition, nothing. I was always fine.
Plus what really anoyes me is, that appart from my twinsister everybody in the family (mother, sister, aunt, grandma) are telling me that I will hurt my baby, that I am a bad mother.
Even though everything is fine, the baby develops healthy and normal and so on. I cant reach them. They just keep telling me I should take all these supplements, that I should at least go back to beeing a "vegetarian" not some stupid vegan...
Even though everything is fine and I keep going to the doctor like every two weeks, to prove them, everything is fine, for them it is not enough. They keep telling me I am doing everything wrong. That even if it is ok now, it could get worse or even hurtful for the baby.
I have a broad knowledge about plant-based nutrition and I have never been healthier than now. But I cant reach my family. That makes me so angry sometimes, because when we eat and I cook something different for me they keep nagging about it.
And they always say, they just want my best, they have to think about the baby..... As if I (the mother9 would ever do something if I would think it hurts the baby!!! I would never do such a thing!! And everything is fine.
My problem is, that I dont seem to find the right words to comfort them. To assure them that everything is and will be allright.
But on the other hand, they nag me for my beliefs and how I "view" live. As if their view is better. I get sick with it. I never lecture them about what I think (like if they have a barbecue I never tell them that I think they are murderers or that I find their amount of meet consumption disgusting) I never do that.
I let them live by their believes, even if they are totally different then mine. But they can not shut up about it. That makes me so sad. I could understand their view if I were suffering from malnutrition but I am not!!
Has anyone any suggestions how I could reach them or at least make them shut up about it? I just want them to respect my way of live. I just want a healthy and happy child, like every mother I suppose.
Without the constant fight over the food.
Please I really need a bit of support here,