Which Protein Powder is best for pregnancy?
We recommend the use of whey protein powder or a blend of rice and pea protein powder while pregnant. These offer the the best nutrient density while being considered safe. Soy protein powder is not recommended for pregnancy as it has a number of characteristics which make it a potential hazard to the unborn infant and its development. Soy products should be used sparingly at most during pregnancy.
While a protein supplement may be useful in delivering your increased needs for protein during pregnancy, caution should be taken. Before using a protein supplement you should consult with your OBGYN or health care professional.