Any vegan families / pregnant ladies here?
Posted by Sandora at 12/03/2013
Hello Veggies from everywhere!
I'm living in Cologne, Germany and I'm in my 17th week of pregnancy!
As my veganism and pregnancy is a BIG Topic for all the smart People in my family, working environment, friends and so on I'm looking for pregnant ladies or vegan mums and dads to talk to about babystuff and veggiestuff ;-)
Respond to this Topic or pm me, if you want to share experiences or tell me your Story!! :-)
SO EXCITED FOR MY CUTE BABY :)
I have 3 great kids who have all been vegan from the start, born to vegan parents. They are now aged 16, 13 and 11. While there are definitely other vegan parents here on HappyCow, I suggest visiting http://forum.theppk.com - as they have a pretty active community of vegan parents there.
Got any specific questions?
As an adoptee myself I am very thankful to have had a good loving home and family around me but many don't have that and could really use it.
How a human was raised is going to have a big impact on their ideas. When you adopt you have a part of their history you don't know about. I want my kids to be vegan and to be exposed to my ideas first. I am going to teach them critical thinking skills. They are individuals and should think for themselves but, I want to teach them before other people do. I want my ideas to last through them. Life is constantly teaching new things. As individuals I expect they won't agree with me on everything.
I am not planing to have kids soon but, I eventually want kids that share my blood. I think all vegans should have kids that share their blood. I am white and am proud of my race. I also want my kids to be white. Their is nothing wrong with being proud of your race and I think everyone should be proud to be whatever race they are. They should want kids of their same race if they want kids. They should want to spread their genes in the best way possible.
We really have to think about our impact on this earth. With 7 billion of us already and the earth steadily being overwhelmed we cannot really afford to continue breeding right now. We may want kids but the place where we and a whole lot of other people live cannot sustain us. Fix the planet first and then maybe we can think about having kids.
“Pride should be reserved for something you achieve or obtain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth. Being Irish isn't a skill... it's a [censored]ing genetic accident. You wouldn't say I'm proud to be 5'11"; I'm proud to have a pre-disposition for colon cancer.” - George Carlin
I would rather give someone a good home and try to raise them right than further put strain on the planet for my own wants. Even if that kid already has history I would rather try and make their new life better. Plus if I was so concerned about racial purity (which in fact I am not and find that idea to be repulsive) I could easily find plenty of white children who need adopting. Just like you can find purebreds in a shelter.
Just wanted say way-ta-go! Your little baby is so blessed...
The Hammer01/13/2014 19:40:53
I take care of the B12 with vit pills, but for the rest is just normal food. Oh, and he just LOVES a piece of fresh tofu with tomato sauce.
The hardest part of raising vegan children are the outsiders who constantly are "worried" if your child gets enough protesin and calcium, etc. ;-)