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Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook

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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.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Nicole Calloway Rankins
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm Dr. Nicole Rankins, a board certified ob/gyn. I received a free copy of this book to review. This is a very well written, comprehensive book on eating during pregnancy. There's a thorough yet succinct overview of caloric needs and nutrients, and excellent section on food safety, and a nice overview of common conditions that may occur during pregnancy. There are over 150 recipes that have a nice symbol guide to identify "quick and easy", gluten free, dairy-free, vegan, or low carb. Each recip ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very informative with lots of practical tips. Highly recommended
Adina Nelson
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great with well researched advice all the way though. Information on calorie/nutrient needs through the postpartum period as well as tasty recipes. This book includes information for a vegan/vegetarian pregnancy as well as for diabetics. I particularly like the section in nutrient sources. So many people haven’t thought about this before pregnancy and this knowledge is invaluable going forward.
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eating for Pregnancy

Coming through the lens of a birth doula with a background in public, I thoroughly enjoy reading pregnancy books; and pregnancy nutrition books are no exception.
I was gifted this book to read and review and I was so thrilled, both with the opportunity and how fabulous the book is.

The breakdown of the four main nutrient groups and subsequent vitamin and mineral requirements and function in the body is incredibly inclusive and mindful of those are not “nutritionally inclined.
Sarah Hunt
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a registered dietitian specializing in prenatal care with Modern Prenatal Classes, this book immediately jumped out to me. Firstly, I appreciate how the writing style is appropriate for the intended audiences - appealing to both pregnant women and healthcare providers. The way the chapters are outlined per gestational age flows effortlessly for the reader while breaking down complex nutritional concepts in simple terms. I feel that this style of writing makes the information accessible to the ...more
Carly Fenimore
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eating for Pregnancy, the third edition is such an easy to follow but very helpful book to use as a guide during pregnancy. As a Registered Dietitian, it is a useful resource for my clients. The authors have done a great job giving a multitude of information for pregnant women including nutrient education, monthly growth and development of the baby, changes taking place in the mother's body during pregnancy, and special nutrient considerations each month based on the development taking place in ...more
Elyse Ucker
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As someone who is trying to conceive, I loved all the breakdowns, side notes and information provided throughout the book. It covers things like gestational diabetes, vegan diets, how to cope with morning sickness, Prenatal Vitamins, calorie intake suggestions - you name it. 

It's great how the authors walk you through month by month, stating your nutritional needs based on what's happening with the development of the fetus. The first couple of pages for each chapter/month walk you through what's
Monique Cormack
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy of this nutrition guide and cookbook as I am an Australian nutritionist who practises in the area of fertility and pregnancy nutrition.

I found the early informational chapters of this book to be very easy to follow, science-based and suitably comprehensive. It's more than enough information for someone who is TTC or in early pregnancy to get all they need to know! My only personal issue was that this is of course an American book, so the guidelines and references differ to my
Teri-Ann Coombes
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist in Canada and reading this book was interesting in that the writer takes a great effort to explain everything in great detail for each trimester which is great. I, however, don't agree with the recommendation to eat margarine and many other very outdated recommendations.

Eating for pregnancy nutrition is such a needed area of information for parents with so much fear-based information out there given by Drs who receive very little if any nutrition training.
Cassie W
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m so sad I got this book around my 32nd week of pregnancy. This book has so much good info that I wish I would have known way before I even got pregnant.

This book is not just a healthy recipe book for pregnant women. No. This book goes waaaay beyond that. It goes into detail of what is happening to your body in every stage of pregnancy to what the ideal actions a pregnant woman can control, from the right amount of exercise to the perfect nutrients and food she should ingest and when.

And the
Emily Kossila Haupert
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eating for pregnancy established some great, easy recipes that folks who may not have cooked a ton previously can embrace. I love that it breaks it down month by month, so nothing is overwhelming. As a doula, I would have liked to see a more diverse set of dietary information, because there is an array of cultural wellness in terms of pregnancy and postpartum care that could have been included. I also would have liked to see more evidence-based postpartum guidelines around rest and the importanc ...more
Megan Meisner
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great resource for moms-to-be and beyond! What I enjoyed the most was learning about the stages of pregnancy and the development changes the baby goes through during each of those times. It also provides information about the changes your own body goes through during pregnancy, along with the specific nutrients to consume and when. This book includes an overwhelming number of delicious recipes that support the growth of your baby and can be enjoyed post-pregnancy too. Thoroughly e ...more
Jenny Davis
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Packed full of simple, to the point recipes for all stages of pregnancy. It gives you exact recipes for the month of pregnancy you are in and tells you why the recipe is beneficial. It also explains what nutrients you need and what they are, food safety tips, and covers caring tips for your baby and yourself in the fourth trimester. I like how a lot of the recipes can be made with things you probably already have in your house. This book really covers everything you need to know when it comes to ...more
Paula McCarble
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a birth doula, I often get questions from my clients about nutrition during pregnancy. I enjoyed that this book is a well-rounded resource for them. It talks about what types of foods a pregnant person should be eating and when they are most beneficial. It also has lots of recipes in case you need ideas on how to incorporate these foods into your diet. It even includes options for special diets (vegan, vegetarian, allergy friendly, diabetic)! All in all, I think this is a great read for pregn ...more
Kaleigh Dennis
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent evidence-based resource for moms to be looking for information on a healthy diet during pregnancy, broken down by month, including healthy recipes and recommended foods and nutrients. It includes great information on gestational diabetes and recipes for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. It also includes a postpartum section. Great to reference as moms move throughout pregnancy!
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book and find it to present an extremely balanced approach to prenatal nutrition. I love the breakdown of recommended foods based on each month of pregnancy and the overview of vitamins and minerals in the early chapters is extremely useful. Overall, this book is ideal for someone who is able to eat most foods and is looking for a straightforward guide to eating well during pregnancy!
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome resource for expecting mamas or women who are ttc. Chuck full of yummy recipes that address month to month pregnancy concerns. Helpful and interesting tips and info on certain nutrients for pregnancy and where to get them!
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eating for pregnancy has been a great addition to my library! I especially enjoy reading the details explaining why certain ingredients are best during each month and/or trimester. It’s great for those who need some guidance with their diet during pregnancy.
Allison Doherty
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an outstanding nutrition guide and cookbook for pregnancy. I especially appreciate the month-by-month layout. The way the authors have outlined the different milestones and ways to nourish your body is great. They take it a step further by providing info and support postpartum as well.
Jan 23, 2020 added it
Very informative book! and absolutely loved the addition of way recipes too :)
Desiree Nicole
I liked this book! Being a new mom it still had valuable information for the recovery and future pregnancies. I liked recipe ideas in the back as well!
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is extremely comprehensive and makes nutrition easy to understand throughout your entire pregnancy! I’m a pregnant physician and found great value in how organized and efficient this book is. The recipes I have tried were delicious and really incorporate a wide variety of nutrients. I love how the author also tells you why each nutrient is important and also has fun facts about your pregnancy along the way. The book contains medically accurate advice, and is a great resource for women. ...more
Stephanie Read
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was so impressed with all of the detail in this book. It walks you through each month of pregnancy (the babies development, changes in your own body, ideal nutrition, etc.) and the best foods to eat in each month, along with a bunch of delicious recipes. It even talks about life after delivery, such as breastfeeding, postpartum depression, weight loss, etc. If you are a mom-to-be this is the perfect all in one book! I am 24 weeks pregnant and I cannot tell you how helpful this has been and I a ...more
Delandra Vinson
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It combines information about baby's development as well as hundreds of recipes that support what your needs. The recipes accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and low-carb diet plans, and lots of them are easy to make as well. The book is written with gestational diabetes in mind, but is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to make healthier meals in general. You don't need to be pregnant! The recipes I've tried were delicious for the whole family... I highly recomme ...more
Isley Forrester
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lots of great recipes I will be using to make for my pregnant friends.
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
Thank you for the opportunity to review this book as a giveaway recipient. I am excited to read it and will update my thoughts on this book soon!
Gurpreet Emerson
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Eating for pregnancy has really useful information on pregnancy and easy to make recipes. It's the most important time to change poor eating habits and you'll find all the information you need in this book.
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is not for me. It’s a good reminder of good nutrition during pregnancy but the recipes are not feasible for busy families.
Catherine Jones
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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