I was talking to a vegan friend last night and she said that when she was pregnant she got loads of hassle from the midwives who told her that children should not be brought up to be vegan. She has 2 very healthy and fit vegan children now .
One of the worst bits of nonsense I heard was from a midwife too. She asked me what I had for tea the night before, I said ‘steak’ she said ‘I knew it, all vegetarians eat meat when they are pregnant’. I was gobsmacked! For a start I have never been a vegetarian though people assume I am so I must look like one (!), secondly, what a load of nonsense, all pregnant vegetarians do not eat meat.
Anyway, please share your worst bit of advice or nugget of mis information from midwives with us here. And also, if you have had any fantastic advice from a midwife it would be lovely to balance it out.