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Bones actress Emily Deschanel and her husband, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s David Hornsby, welcomed their first child on September 21, 2011.

Deschanel (who has been vegan for the past 18 years) stuck to her diet and lifestyle throughout her pregnancy.

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She told Ladies Home Journal recently that she still had to convince others. “I still have to defend myself because people don’t understand it,” she said, “As a pregnant woman especially, people will say to me, ‘You must eat meat and dairy.'”

“I don’t think it’s any more challenging for me than for anyone else,” she said during her pregnancy. “The real challenge for a vegan is getting vitamin B12 and omega-3s, but you can get those in a vegetarian supplement.”

Go Emily!

No word yet on whether the couple plan to raise their baby boy (named Henry) on a vegan diet.