“This is the first book of its kind to present sound dietary guidelines on all aspects of pregnancy.”

— Miriam Erick M.S. R.D. author of No More Morning Sickness on Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

ISBN: 9780805069983

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Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

by Elizabeth Somer

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy is a reliable reference for women who want more than just a “how to eat” guide. Fully revised in a smaller trim size, this edition features new menus and recipes as well as the latest findings on how a mother’s nutrition during pregnancy determines her child’s risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases later in life. You’ll find clear explanations of

—what foods to avoid and why

—the role of vitamins and minerals and how to choose the right supplements

—how what you eat affects your labor and delivery

—dietary guidelines for pregnant women over thirty-five, as well as for pregnant teens

—how diet helps prevent common problems, from morning sickness and food cravings to heartburn and muscle cramps

—which foods and nutrients speed your recovery after the baby is born