The comprehensive pregnancy nutrition guide, completely revised to cover baby's development and mom's health month by month, and updated with the latest research and 25 new recipes
Eating for Pregnancy is the ultimate no-nonsense nutrition guide and cookbook for moms-to-be. Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby growing within her. Yet many of them don't have the time or energy to ensure they're always eating right. The guide walks readers through pregnancy month-by-month to cover developmental highlights, body changes, and nutritional needs of the mother and baby. Each chapter shares delicious, healthful recipes that put a special emphasis on the nutrients that mother and baby need that month, during preconception, the nine months of pregnancy, and the postpartum period. Each of the 150 recipes highlights the essential nutrients for mom and growing baby, and provides handy nutritional breakdowns and complete meal ideas.
This new edition has been completely revised and updated with:
25 brand-new recipes and updated classics, with more quick and easy dishes, more vegan and vegetarian recipes and variations, and more gluten-free options
The most up-to-date information on supplements, nutrient sources, environmental concerns, and high-risk pregnancies
Guidance for mothers with diabetes or gestational diabetes, including low-carb meal plans, recipe variations, and dining-out strategies
About the Author
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.
"This is the ultimate pregnancy book... I wish I would have had this book when I went through my pregnancies... A must-have for yourself, your sister, relative, neighbor, or even the perfect reading material while waiting at the doctor's office!"
—San Francisco Review of Books, Rachel Dehning
"[Jones, Hudson, and Knight] bring a wealth of expertise to the project... [This book is] like a warm conversation with a knowledgeable friend."
"Impressively comprehensive, thoughtfully informative, exceptionally 'user friendly' in organization, and deftly well presented throughout, [Eating for Pregnancy] is an ideal gift for anyone expecting a child."—Midwest Book Reviews
"[A] fantastic, one-stop, nutritional guide for all expectant mothers that also lays the foundation for overall healthy nutrition beyond pregnancy [with an] abundance of recipes that contain wonderful ingredients and nutritional information... Well done!"
—Feathered Quill Book Review
"The recipes not only look delicious, but are artfully organized into stages of pregnancy, as well as postpartum... Eating for Pregnancy presents information on nutrition in pregnancy in a well-balanced way, focusing on sourcing nutrients from a whole-food diet."—Midwifery
"[E]very page I flipped to made me say "yum!"... The nutritional and medical information is easy to follow and grasp. The recipes are also appealing to non-pregnant people. This should appeal to those with partners and other children, so that everyone gets fed and gets fed well."