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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; Second Edition, Completely Revised and Expanded edition (June 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738213527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738213521
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
“As nutrition specialists we often see postpregnancy patients and wish they had received good nutrition counseling prior to and during pregnancy. This guide should be on the bookshelves of all obstetricians as they counsel their pregnant patients. It is a must-have for all pregnant patients who want to have a healthy peripartum experience.”

Diane Snyder, MD, OBGYN
“As an obstetrician this is a welcome resource for our patients. We often wish we had more time during prenatal visits to review healthy eating and recommendations for adequate nutrition. This book is a welcome addition!”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Eating for Pregnancy has features that distinguish it from other books in the pregnancy category, including a family approach to eating and cooking during pregnancy, diabetic exchanges, an extensive chapter on vegetarian cooking, and tips for coping with morning sickness. It’s a book for motherhood in the 21st century.”

Diane Forley, chef-owner of Verbena Restaurant, New York City
“This book is full of information that is vital to maintaining a healthy pregnancy. The recipes are creatively delicious and make eating nutritiously an exciting and achievable goal.”

ForeWord Magazine
“From an overview on nutrition and pregnancy through the recipes . . . this book is a must-have. The recipes reflect an appealing fresh and light approach.”

Cindy Pawlcyn, chef and restaurateur
“Whether you want to get pregnant, are pregnant or adopting a baby, I encourage you to buy this book because it is full of simple, delicious recipes and lots of sound advice on how to eat better and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.”

New Parents Magazine
“Every pregnant woman knows that what she eats impacts the health of her baby. But coming up with healthy menus day in and day out can be as daunting as delivery itself. For well-meaning moms everywhere, the simple solution is Eating for Pregnancy. . . . If your idea of the perfect meal is equal parts easy, delicious and nutritious, this book is for you.”

Saginaw News
“Finally . . . a cookbook for mothers-to-be. . . . A new cookbook that offers nutrition guidelines for moms-to-be and includes recipes the entire family will enjoy.”

Monadnock Ledger
“Everything in the book is intended to be not only easy to prepare, but also healthy and appealing to every member of the family.”

Cape Gazette
“A must for mothers-to-be.”

Maria Theresa Guevara-Hensen, MD, OBGYN
“A compact and informative nutrition guide with recipes that are easy and clearcut. It will see you through nine months and beyond.”

The Washington Post
“A food-friendly guide to pregnancy and beyond…The more than 150 recipes in the book are presented in categories that fit with contemporary lifestyles…It's a realistic approach at a time when more and more meals take place outside the home.”

Publishers Weekly
“Delicately balancing optimum and unnecessary weight gain…simple yet flavorful dishes… an overwhelming amount of information.”

Washington Parent Magazine
“It's the subtitle that makes Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Guide to Nutrition with Recipes for the Whole Family so special. Not only does the book address mom's needs, but also those of those who cook and dine with her."

Bellaonline.com
“A wonderful book jam-packed with more than 150 nutrient-dense recipes that are guaranteed to become family favorites…Has many marvelous main courses to choose from, no matter what you’re craving…And if you’re craving tons of sweet things then Chapter 6 has recipes for desserts and other sweet treats that will satisfy your cravings without packing on the pounds...You’ll probably still be making and enjoying meals from Eating for Pregnancy long after your pregnancy has become a distant memory.”

About the Author

Catherine Jones, graduate of La Varenne Culinary School in France and freelance food, health, and travel writer, is also the author of Eating for Lower Cholesterol. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and two children. www.catherinejonescooks.com

Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD, a perinatal nutritionist and registered dietitian at Inova Fairfax Hospital, counsels both high-risk patients and women experiencing healthy pregnancies. She is the mother of two daughters and lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her family.

More About the Author

Award-winning cookbook author, Catherine Jones, is on a crusade to change the way you eat and exercise. In her latest book, The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook: The Toolkit You Need to Make Smart Calorie Decisions Every Day, she and Elaine Trujillo, MS, RDN, have designed a truly ingenious and easily accessible approach to cooking, eating, and exercising.

Catherine's commitment to healthy food started in 2003 with the first edition of Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be, winner of the Mom's Choice Award. After her mother's heart attack, she partnered with Elaine to pen Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love, praised by NYT best-selling author, Dr. Mehmet Oz. The true roots of her writing career began with her multi award-winning, self-published first book, A Year of Russian Feasts.

Catherine's love affair with food began early in life. She'll tell you that the seeds were planted in New Delhi, India, where she was born. Soon after receiving her degree in psychology from Connecticut College, she pursued her true passion and attended La Varenne Culinary School in France. She spent the next four years working in restaurants, training under two Two-Michelin Star chefs, Alain Coumont, of Le Pain Quotidien fame, and the late Jean-Louis Palladin.

Catherine freelances for magazines and newspapers, and she is currently working on a book about the culture and food of the Philippines. She attributes her success to plain hard work. "I never give up, and I don't cut corners." Catherine says, "Life has been good to me. I've seen so much of the world and met incredible people from all nations and walks of life. Everyone has a story to tell, and I love to hear them all." When not living overseas on assignment with her husband, US Ambassador Paul W. Jones, Catherine calls Bethesda, Maryland home. She is the mother of two teenage children.

In 2013, Catherine and Elaine co-founded the non-profit organization, Share Your Calories. They created a unique app for users to track their calories and share the extras through social giving. Please visit www.shareyourcalories.com.

Customer Reviews

I bought it for my pregnant daughter-in-law who was so impressed she ordered one for me.
Nancy H. Ely-raphel
"Eating For Pregnancy" is the "how to" with easy, NUTRITIOUS, and delicious ideas and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
K. Albertson
This book is not only filled with delicious easy to make recipes, but also really great pregnancy information.
Stacey Corwin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Hannon on July 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have to admit that I'm not much of a cook, but this book makes it simple to eat and cook, yes cook at home, during pregnancy. Healthy recipes and practical nutrition advice are the key. I especially love the last chapter called nine months later. Sometimes it's hard to imagine your pregnancy ever ending, but this book takes you beyond delivery into healthy eating with menus and illustrated exercises. It's just good solid nutrition advice for the whole family. Love it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CozyReadersCorner on May 6, 2010
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Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition guide and cookbook is a wonderful tool for all women, especially pregnant women. Whether you know a lot or know nothing about healthy eating for mommy and baby, this book has something for everyone. The cookbook is not only full of delicious recipes (who says you have to be pregnant to make them?!), but also very helpful information on foods the baby needs and that your body needs to help sustain the pregnancy and keep you healthy. Along with these delicious recipes that are easy to make and are what I would consider "normal". The recipes are not flamboyant, but everyday pantry items or easy to find in you local grocery store. There is also a ton of helpful information to help answer any pregnancy questions in regards to your diet and what you should or shouldn't be eating. Some of these questions include; "What should I be eating? What is dangerous and why? If I eat this how is it benefiting the baby and I?" There is also a section for your last 9 months after baby is born. The exercises and eating tips are designed to help you loose the baby weight and regain your body!

This book is truly for those considering having a baby to those who have had their baby and everyone in between! Among the many helpful tidbits of information you will find helpful list that give sources of fiber, vitamin C, and other important nutrients. There is information on how much fish, water, vitamins, and other items that you should or shouldn't be consuming. The recipes are in convenient categorized sections and come complete in a seven day menu planner.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alma Angotti on July 20, 2009
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I bought this book when a friend showed me a must-have recipe. I am not pregnant but these healthy options are wonderful for the whole family. I rarely hear complaints (and that's hard coming from three picky eaters). The nutritional information comes in handy, especially for me as a vegetarian.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Albertson on January 17, 2010
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Catherine Jones and Rose Ann Hudson are a winning combination.

"Eating For Pregnancy" is the "how to" with easy, NUTRITIOUS, and delicious ideas and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. As a practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, I specialize in female fertility and Women's health. Nutrition is emphasized with all of my patients and I treat many, many women in the course of their pregnancy. The importance of eating whole foods can't be emphasized enough--for mother and baby. This will be a great tool for my patients. Why wait til pregnancy? This book can help you now. "Your first wealth is your health." It is beneficial to all women and can assist in all aspects of reproductive health. Easy exercise routines, high risk and post pregnancy tips are included,too.

Yes, recipes are family friendly and they will enjoy and benefit from these menus.

I love this book becuse it is easy to read, packed with fabulous and easy to use recipes that most women can follow. The nutritional information is presented in an easy to read, easy to understand format, highlighting the key nutritional components of each recipe. Vitamin and mineral sources are listed and condensed in chart form.
This book is very well researched and presented.
It is a labor of love. A great gift for yourself and your health. A great gift for your friends and family members. Even your doctor may need a copy to learn to how to zero in on the better health of his/her patients. This is a great read, and reference.
ISBN 978-0-7382-1352-1 Lifelong Books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Terry on July 8, 2009
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Vital Info and Great Recipes
Love this book. It's got everything you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy, and it's practical and easy-to-read. The recipes I've tried so far have been great. My family loves them. I am
impressed that the authors decided to include nutrition information from
four experts on postpartum depression, breastfeeding, and weight loss afterbaby...essential advice all new moms could use. It's really the best book yet on nutrition and pregnancy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Job's Daughter on April 22, 2010
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I shopped online for this book for my daughter who is a great cook and lives out of town...her first baby, my first grandchild. (Sniff, sniff.)
She has tried several of the recipes and raves about each one. She is working and also having "morning sickness" but is able to enjoy cooking with the help of this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angela on October 20, 2009
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"Eating for Pregnancy, the Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mother's-to-Be", is truly a book that every woman should own. With advice ranging from before conception until after you have had your child, Catherine Jones and Rose Anne Hudson, RD, LD, offer practical, sound advice for today's mothers. "Eating for Pregnancy", is more than just a cookbook it's a complete guide on how to obtain the nutriantes that you and your baby need that offers advice and helpfully hints along the way. With 150 delicious recipes provided for you ranging from Breakfast Pizza Pancakes, Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup, Gazpacho, to Chicken Salad with Dried Apricots and Almonds, Southern Style Potato Casserole, Moroccan Style Stew, and Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. With each recipe being jammed packed with essential nutrients you know you are getting what you and your baby need.

"Eating for Pregnancy, The Essential Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mother's-to-Be", is the wise choice when selecting a guide for any mother-to-be. A perfect gift that contains advice, helpful hints, recipes, and much more. With the chapters broken down into breakfast, soups and sandwiches, salad and dips, vegetarian and vegan, main course, and desserts. Also provided for the mother-to-be, are lists of helpful items to have on hand. "Eating for Pregnancy, The Essential Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mother's-to-Be", is filled with so much sound practical advice and information that this book should be a must have any woman.
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