At the doc's on Monday a very stern African doctor (whose name I have misremembered as the current president of Zambia's. This is entirely wrong and bad of me) who has taken over my usual doc's patients whilst she is on pregnancy leave looked very strongly askance at me when I mentioned that I was a vegetarian.
-You are a vegetarian? You must eat properly!
He didn't really listen whilst I explained my "protein with every meal" policy, my supplements etc, etc.
-You must get plenty of protein, calcium
Yes, I drink milk and have eggs, I would be eating fish but I can't stomach it at the moment.
-Because you know that the baby will be very small if you don't eat well.
... come again? Eh?
That sounds like a damned good deal to me. Less protein! Less Calcium! Bring on the 5lb baby!