Eating for Pregnancy

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Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be, Second Edition

(Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2009)

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Newly updated and expanded, Eating for Pregnancy is the best-selling guide to nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy. This all-in-one classic includes 150 deliciously healthy recipes, over 100 text boxes jammed with practical information, and an exclusive Nine Months Later section with expert advice on breastfeeding, postpartum depression and weight loss. Covering everything from vegan and high-risk pregnancies to morning sickness and healthy snacks, it’s a must-have for all mothers-to-be.

You’ll also find…

  • Tips to help you minimize unnecessary weight gain and to 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.


As nutrition specialists we often see post-pregnancy patients and wish they had received good nutrition counseling prior to and during pregnancy. This guide should be on the bookshelves of all obstetricians as they counsel their pregnant patients as a resource. It is a must-have for all pregnant patients who want to have a healthy peripartum experience. Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center

A compact and informative nutrition guide with recipes that are easy and clear-cut. It will see you through nine months and beyond. Maria Theresa Guevara-Hensen, MD/OBGYN

We often wish we had more time during prenatal visits to review healthy eating and recommendations for adequate nutrition. This book is a welcome addition. Diane Snyder, MD/OBGYN

The recipes are creatively delicious and make eating nutritiously an exciting and achievable goal. 
Diane Forley, Chef/owner, Verbena Restaurant, NYC, author of The Anatomy of a Dish

Whether you want to get pregnant, are pregnant or adopting a baby, I encourage you to buy this book because it’s full of simple, delicious recipes and lots of sound advice on how to eat better and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. 
Cindy Pawlcyn, Chef/owner, Mustards Restaurant, author of Mustards Grill

A food-friendly guide to pregnancy and beyond…The more than 150 recipes in the book are presented in categories that fit with contemporary lifestyles…It’s a realistic approach at a time when more and more meals take place outside the home. 
The Washington Post

A must for mothers-to-be. Cape Gazette

Every pregnant woman knows that what she eats impacts the health of her baby. But coming up with healthy menus day in and day out can be as daunting as delivery itself. For well-meaning moms everywhere, the simple solution is Eating for Pregnancy…If your idea of the perfect meal is equal parts easy, delicious and nutritious, this book is for you. New Parents Magazine

From an overview on nutrition and pregnancy through the recipes…this book is a must-have. The recipes reflect an appealing fresh and light approach. ForeWord Magazine

Eating for Pregnancy has features that distinguish it from other books in the pregnancy category, including a family approach to eating and cooking during pregnancy, diabetic exchanges, an extensive chapter on vegetarian cooking, and tips for coping with morning sickness. It’s a book for motherhood in the 21st century. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Finally…a cookbook for mothers-to-be. A new cookbook that offers nutrition guidelines for moms-to-be and includes recipes the entire family will enjoy. 
Saginaw News (MI)

It’s the subtitle that makes Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Guide to Nutrition with Recipes for the Whole Family so special. Not only does the book address mom’s needs, but also those of those who cook and dine with her. Washington Parent Magazine

Delicately balancing optimum and unnecessary weight gain…simple yet flavorful dishes… an overwhelming amount of information. 
Publishers Weekly

Everything in the book is intended to be not only easy to prepare, but also healthy and appealing to every member of the family.
 Monadnock Ledger (NH)

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