I'm in the US, on the east coast (Massachusetts.) :-) Nice to meet you, too!!! Its hard being pregnant, lets do this together :-)
Some animal studies don't mean anything, others do. Its hard to differentiate. But the "asians eat soy" thing doesn't convince me. They don't eat nearly as much soy as westerners do now, especially in processed forms (soy milk, soy yogurt, soy meats, etc). They eat it in combination with meats, usually as tofu, edamame or tempeh, which are minimally processed, and they don't eat it all the time. That said, I had a simply wonderful tofu stir fry for dinner tonight, with asian style veggies and a yummy sweet/salty sauce. mmmm!!! DH said it was the best I've made in a while, my daughter loved it too. I love watching her eat snow pea pods, water chestnuts and lots of other veggies :-) Melts my heart to see her munching away :-)
For breakfast I had a bagel. For lunch, I had a delicious eggplant sandwich I prepared the night before, and an organic yogurt, and an organic apple. For dinner, the tofu veggie stir-fry over rice. I had some organic popcorn as a snack midday, with some organic ginger ale from whole foods (I discovered the ginger really helps with the nausea!!) ;-) It all went down reasonably well, which is good. A few days ago i couldn't even eat dinner, lol.