Another reason that soy safety in pregnancy is a concern: Soy can lower your cholesterol level, which is beneficial for people with cardiovascular disease, but when you’re pregnant, your body requires cholesterol to make estrogen and progesterone.
Talk to your doctor
For women who follow vegan and vegetarian diets, soy products are big sources of protein. Moderation might seem impossible, but don’t throw out the tofu yet! Opt for a mix of beans, lentils and soy-based proteins. If you are concerned about soy in your and your baby’s diets, talk to your doctor or to a licensed nutritionist or dietician.
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