Bones' Emily Deschanel Defends Her Choice To Remain Vegan During Pregnancy


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Emily Deschanel opens up about pregnancy must-haves!

Bones actress Emily Deschanel is expecting her first child, but when it comes to pregnancy must-haves, the 34-year-old has it in the bag.

“I have a friend from junior high who’s expecting a baby right before I am,” the Bones actress tells Ladies’ Home Journal‘s August issue.

“Now we’re sharing stories about our cravings and how our bodies are changing. We compare notes. Having someone like this is so reassuring. It connects me to an essential part of myself.”

And as a vegan, Deschanel often finds herself defending her stance when it comes to nutrition and the baby.

“I still have to defend myself because people don’t understand it,” the mom-to-be, who announced her pregnancy in March, says of her diet. “As a pregnant woman especially, people will say to me, ‘You must eat meat and dairy.’ You really have to tap into your self-esteem whenever people try to convince you you’re making the wrong choice.”

What are your pregnancy must-haves?

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