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What to eat when you're pregnant : a week-by-week guide to support your health and your baby's development
What to eat when you're pregnant : a week-by-week guide to support your health and your baby's development
Avena, Nicole M., 1978-2015
A trimester-by-trimester guide to what to eat--as opposed to what to avoid--while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother's health and the baby's development during each stage of pregnancy, with 50 recipes. Pregnancy has traditionally been viewed as a time when women can give in to their food cravings and not worry about their weight. But new research suggests that the foods women eat during pregnancy can have a lasting effect on the baby's brain development and behavior, as well as the mother's waistline. While many books tell women what not to eat, there are few guides that tell women what to eat while also considering that hormonal influences during pregnancy can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet. More and more women enter pregnancy overweight, gain an unhealthy amount of weight while pregnant, then struggle to lose the "baby weight" after the baby is born. Drawing on the latest research from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psychology, this guide gives moms-to-be a clear understanding of what their bodies really need and how those foods contribute to the development of healthy and happy babies.
New York : Ten Speed Press, 2015
ix, 230 pages : charts, graphs ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acknowledgments -- Part I: Why Is It Important to Eat Well during Pregnancy? - 1: Evolution of the Baby Bumo and Being Pregnant Today -- 2: Why Your Baby Weight Matters -- 3: The Key Nutrients You Need during Pregnancy -- Part II: What to Eat during the Stage of Pregnancy- A Week-by-Week Guide -- 4: The First Trimester -- 5: The Second Trimester -- 6: The Third Trimester -- Part III: How to Eat Well during and after Pregnancy -- 7: My Hormones Made Me Eat It! How to Avoid Using Food to Feel Better -- 8: What You Can Do to Keep Your Weight Gain on Track during Pregnancy -- 9: Losing Your Baby Weight and Maintaining a Healthy Diet beyond the Bump -- Appendix A: Food Safety and Foods to Avoid during Pregnancy -- Appendix B: Eating Well While Nursing -- Appendic C: Special Medical Consideration -- References -- Metric Conversion Charts -- About the Author -- Index.
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Brighton LibraryHealth and Wellbeing618.2 AVEOnloan - Due: 01 Dec 2020