As women and mothers, we are all different. We have different constitutions, values, lifestyles and diets. A health journey is a unique and personal thing, but however different our eating habits may be, it is generally agreed that plants are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Even if you do eat animal products, a diet rich in organic plant-based foods, containing an abundance of fruits and vegetables, is the healthiest way to eat. It's also the healthiest way to grow a baby!
Before having Ivy, I had no idea how powerful a whole-food, plant-based diet could be for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum recovery. From the moment of conception (which took one try), I enjoyed nine blissful months, free of strange cravings and typical pregnancy 'symptoms' from swelling to stretch marks and beyond. I had so much energy that I was able to walk for miles and miles each day and do prenatal yoga twice a week. Because I remained so active and ate so well, my body bounced back to a shape and size smaller and stronger than my pre-baby self shortly after giving birth.