What you should know about eating right to ensure a healthy pregnancy as well as lifelong benefits for you and your baby? This book provides the research, practical advice, and guidance on daily dietary allowances, vitamins and supplements, and nutritional aids for dealing with common problems during pregnancy.
Eat right and make a lifelong differencein the health of both you and your baby! Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can be good for you while you're pregnant? Would you be (happily) surprised to learn that you don't have to give up your morning cup of coffee? Or disappointed that you should avoidsushi throughout your pregnancy? In What to Eat Before, During, and After Pregnancy, maternal nutrition expert Judith Brown guides you in making smart food selectionsto improve your chances of delivering a healthy baby. Based on the latest scientific research, Dr. Brown provides practical nutritional advice on preparing your body for pregnancy; eating right for healthy fetal development; and making the best choices when taking vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. Inside you will find: The latest recommendations for following a balanced diet throughout pregnancy and breast-feeding Guidelines for preventing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery Nutritional aids for dealing with common problemssuch as nausea, swelling, and heartburn