For many pregnant women, eating healthy during pregnancy is a catch-22: "The reason you want to eat healthy is because you're pregnant—and the reason you're having a hard time eating healthy is also because you're pregnant," the authors explain. Morning sickness, heartburn, constipation... the list of food-related problems pregnant women can encounter goes on and on. Murkoff (What to Expect When You're Expecting) and coauthor Mazel address these difficulties in a practical manner, with numerous tried-and-true suggestions that will certainly afford some relief for the majority. The "Pregnancy Diet Daily Dozen" lists foods that provide all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients mother and child need, followed by recipes that facilitate consumption of the daily dozen. Sidebars examine "wisdom of the ages" (myths and old wives' tales that may or may not hold water), and a survey will help expectant mothers evaluate their eating habits and monitor their weight gain. The authors address concerns of pregnant women who are lactose intolerant or vegans, advise on what to order in a restaurant, list which foods are strictly off-limits and explain how to read food labels. The book continues through the postpartum period and breastfeeding, making it an excellent resource for new moms and moms-to-be. (June)
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Download the free what to expect when expecting app and get this book and you are set for pregnancy info. Read morePublished 8 days ago by emankcin
Great book for first time mothers. Used it and gave to some other first time mothers too.Published 23 days ago by Sandra J Tigert
I love this book. It offers help with pregnancy symptoms, food aversions, alternative to food cravings, and recipes - which I really needed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B Has
The Daily Dozen! Enough said. The author is very encouraging and informative about eating well. If you already know about eating healthy this book will reiterate that during... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Wong
This book goes into much greater detail than the general What to Expect book on all things related to diet and food. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anna B.
Great book for those that don't know what eat. Although, lets get something straight. You eat what you can keep down, with morning sickness. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G_Kevin