Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be

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Hachette Books, Jun 9, 2009 - Cooking - 496 pages
Winner of Mom's Choice Award in Pregnancy/Childbirth Category

Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby developing within her. Yet as a mother-to-be, you're likely juggling so much that you simply don't have the time-or energy!-to ensure that you're always eating right. That's where this fully updated edition of the pregnancy classic comes in, making it easy to fulfill the needs of you and your baby. Eating for Pregnancy will provide you with all you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy.

Here are 150 nutrient-rich recipes, more than 30 new to this edition, designed with you and your family in mind. Each highlights "What's in this for baby and me?" and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and meal-planning advice. You'll also find:

  • Tips to help you minimize unnecessary weight gain and keep your nutrient intake high
  • Fresh, fast, family-friendly recipes with realistic menu plans
  • The most up-to-date information on supplements, sources, environmental concerns, and high-risk pregnancies
  • An expanded vegetarian section-now with vegan recipes
  • Helpful information for diabetics, including ADA exchanges, recipe tips, and dining-out strategies
  • A unique Nine-Months-Later section, covering breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and weight loss after pregnancy-with illustrated exercises

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Our Thoughts: Everything this book says it’s going to do, it does. It has some delicious, and as importantly, easy recipes. Yet besides telling you what to and what not to eat, it gives you solid ... Read full review

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User Review  - kathieoc - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review


INTRODUCTION All the Nutrition Information You Need to Know 1
ONE no more boring breakfasts 39
TWO soups and sandwiches to savor 83
THREE salads and dips for munching and crunching 130
FOUR vegetarian and vegan delights 180
FIVE marvelous main courses 274
desserts and snacks 344
SEVEN nine months later 381

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Catherine Jones is the award-winning author or coauthor of numerous cookbooks. She is also the cofounder and CEO of Werbie, LLC, a startup connecting women and technology that is developing an FDA-approved mobile health software system.

Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian specializing in perinatal nutrition. She has been on the staff of Inova Fairfax Hospital, in the obstetrics department, for more than twenty years. She served on the staff of Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, DC for thirteen years, and has a private practice specializing in high-risk pregnancies for more than twenty-five years. Seeing thousands of patients every year, she is an expert on the nutritional needs of both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. She lives with her husband in Rockville, Maryland. She has two daughters who have many of the same nutrition and baby passions. Her daughter Emily is a writer, vegan, and enjoys cooking and experimenting with healthy recipes. Rachel is a labor and delivery registered nurse.

Teresa Knight, MD, was a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was the founder of Women's Health Specialists of Saint Louis. In addition to her medical practice, she was an advisor to health-tech companies and received recognition for her contribution to the development of a traveling health clinic for perinatal services for homeless women. She was the medical director for the Family Planning Clinic of Franklin County. Dr. Knight also worked in Tanzania, providing women's health training for medical providers. She appeared regularly on local TV program and other media in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. We are all deeply saddened that in October 2018 Dr. Knight lost her battle with cancer. She was an incredible physician with unparalleled compassion and dedication to women's health. We will always remember and love her. She is survived by her husband, Bradford Smith, and two children, Vincent and Elisa. Instagram: @eatingforpregnancy

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