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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. 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


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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. 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

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

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nikki Soulsby

    Easily one of the best and most helpful pregnancy books I've read. As a first time mother I have been stuck between wanting to provide my baby the best nutrition and finding things that I can eat without wanting to hurl. Hooray morning sickness and food aversions, right? This book provided me a thorough understanding of the nutritional needs for myself and my wee one at a manageable level. I read a couple other pregnancy books on nutrition and found this one to be the most accessible to a non-sci Easily one of the best and most helpful pregnancy books I've read. As a first time mother I have been stuck between wanting to provide my baby the best nutrition and finding things that I can eat without wanting to hurl. Hooray morning sickness and food aversions, right? This book provided me a thorough understanding of the nutritional needs for myself and my wee one at a manageable level. I read a couple other pregnancy books on nutrition and found this one to be the most accessible to a non-scientist/medical professional. Also, the recipes! They have options for dietary restrictions like vegetarian/vegan, gluten free, and lactose free. And each month provides a number of mains, sides, salad, smoothies, soups, and something sweet. The options are impressive and simple to put together. The authors start by walking you through your micro and macro nutrient needs for pregnancy and the breastfeeding period. Then they provide a month by month synopsis of the developmental highlights for your baby, your nutritional focus, and a bunch of recipes specific to those needs. They wrap up with discussions on breastfeeding, managing Post-Partum Depression symptoms, and a whole chapter on after-pregnancy weight loss. Even the appendices are helpful. Instead of living a very sad life on my bookshelves like all the other pregnancy books I've read, this one is living in my kitchen next to my other cookbooks.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Calloway Rankins

    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 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 recipe lists nutritional contents as well as meal ideal suggestions or modifications. The recipes are organized by months and each month begins with an overview of how your baby is developing that month and ideal nutrients to support growth. The recipes are easy to follow with common ingredients. I took off one star because there's not an estimated time for how long the recipe will take to cook, and there are also no pictures in the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ebony

    Very informative with lots of practical tips. Highly recommended

  4. 4 out of 5

    Adina Nelson

    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.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Teri-Ann Coombes

    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. 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. I feel like this book is so information-heavy that it may be something a nutritionist purchases over a parent who may be overwhelmed by the amount of information provided. I think it's great that the author is writing for a person who is a nutrition geek.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    "This review can also be found in Multitasking Doula Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Eating for Pregnancy is a detailed nutritional book that offers guidance to women throughout their reproductive life. It is inclusive and diverse to consider most possible food requirements and restrictions in their recipes:- gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegans, and "This review can also be found in Multitasking Doula Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Eating for Pregnancy is a detailed nutritional book that offers guidance to women throughout their reproductive life. It is inclusive and diverse to consider most possible food requirements and restrictions in their recipes:- gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegans, and diabetics. The authors considered women who would: 1) want to optimize their bodies for conception by guiding them through the proper mindset and foods that help balance implantation and fertilization; 2) want to maximize their pregnancy journey by eating what is best for them and their growing babies and still have delicious options; and 3) want to manage their food menus after birth when they rely on their partner or family/friends to help them with food preparation. The book has marked chapter topics, so readers are not assumed to read from start to finish but can jump between chapters based on their customized needs. The information provided are all evidence-based, with scientific documentation referred. For those who are planning to conceive, this book helps mothers prepare through the science of nutrition and exercise. It gives a holistic approach in finding out that through a focused diet to get the body at its prime condition in the Preconception section. For already pregnant mothers, each nutritional needs are broken-down per month with small discussions on the mother's body, baby development, and appropriate recipes for that month. The wordings used were easy to understand. The menu suggestion and safe exercises are great bonuses at the end! I wanted to point out that this book guides mothers to diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure/preeclampsia. This book provides a complete section on gestational diabetes based on in-depth research-based information plus delicious recipes to support a woman's needs. I want to point out that Catherine, one of the co-authors, had gone through preeclampsia on both pregnancies, wherein one of them was a preemie, and the baby had to spend two months in the NICU with multiple surgeries. After that heart-wrenching experience, she made it her mission to help other pregnant women, especially those with complications. The Fourth Trimester, a now important topic, is well-discussed. This is the 12-week period immediately after birth. Health care providers now give this term importance, wherein every mother and their newborn baby's physical, emotional, and nutritional needs are taken into consideration. Eating for Pregnancy talks about the mother's and baby's physical and emotional adjustment period as (a) the baby adjusts to being outside the womb, and (b) the mother adjusts to her new life as a mother; the mindset/approach and food demands. It is because, during this time, some of these needs may fall at the wayside as mothers try to adjust to the whole household's "new normal." If you think the pandemic is a big adjustment, wait and see when you have a new bundle of joy, whose only mode of communication is through sounds. I appreciate the authors' section on handling postpartum depression (PPD). Although this is not a self-help book, shared stories and signs help mothers identify possible baby blues and/or PPD symptoms. Recognizing the signs early on will help mothers get the proper support and treatment to address the issues. There are informative suggestions, tips, and FAQs about baby blues and PPD. Identifying is step one, then it is best to refer to a professional for proper diagnosis. It is good to note that although the book looks at Western women's body type and their geographical settings, Asian women can still use this book as a close guide with food choices and caloric intake. The weight gains are still the same, but the food and ingredient choices may be harder to find in Asian or even developing countries. Substitutes would still work, though the book has not provided this, so it is up to the mother's discretion to find this. In summary, I liked how the book guides women through their reproductive lives while suggesting exciting recipes that can please everyone in the family. I like how the authors include suggestions on healthy food options for people with diabetes that would still benefit everyone at home. Note: The book is a guide/reference, but I would highly recommend having your doctor and/or a nutritionist help mothers customize better their physical, nutritional, and emotional needs.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    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. 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.” On a personal note, I also adored the inclusion of “please don’t let anyone tell you that a vegetarian or vegan cannot have a perfectly healthy pregnancy or baby. Most pregnant vegetarians or vegans do not need to drastically change their lifestyle or eating habits...” I myself am vegan found this paragraph particularly invigorating because I see so much misinformation about vegan diets and pregnancy, so it truly is wonderful to have another resource that emphatically says that it IS possible to be a vegetarian or vegan and have a perfectly healthy pregnancy and baby. Eating for Pregnancy is chock full of amazing recipes for both people who eat animal products and people who don’t! (Plenty of the non-vegan recipes can be easily veganized too!) This book is wonderfully updated nutritional guide for mindful and fulfilling eating during pregnancy, and I cannot wait to share this resource with future students and clients of mine

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Hunt

    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 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 intended audiences despite varying levels of previous knowledge. Secondly, Eating for Pregnancy aligns seamlessly with my goal to provide current and credible food knowledge to the sensitive population of pregnant women who are exposed to high amounts of misinformation. With Dr. Google it becomes challenging for women to access reliable information when it matters most. With the authors' expertise and evidenced-based approach, readers can be assured that they are receiving scientifically sound practical recommendations. For these reasons I will move forward confidently recommending this resource to empower other healthcare providers, my current patients, as well as my future patients. Thank-you for sharing your expertise.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carly Fenimore

    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 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 utero, and corresponding recipes to try each month! Each recipe is equipped with symbols to differentiate between categories including vegan, gluten free, dairy-free, low-carb, and quick and easy. As a practitioner I would have liked to have seen folate and its food sources used in this material instead of folic acid due to the safety of the nutrient across the spectrum of women and the desire to focus on food first for nutrients. I am happy information on choline has been included as this is a nutrient lacking in many prenatal vitamins but very important for many vital functions including brain and neural tube development.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    I'll start with the positives! - If you know absolutely nothing about pregnancy, this can be a start - I like the general format; the first half of the book containing information, the second half containing helpful recipes - The recipes provide creative options for meals if you have no understanding of nutrient dense meals. Additionally, the nutrition facts for each recipe is helpful. What I disliked: - I found that the information/recommendations simply follow a mainstream, U.S. trend of "what to d I'll start with the positives! - If you know absolutely nothing about pregnancy, this can be a start - I like the general format; the first half of the book containing information, the second half containing helpful recipes - The recipes provide creative options for meals if you have no understanding of nutrient dense meals. Additionally, the nutrition facts for each recipe is helpful. What I disliked: - I found that the information/recommendations simply follow a mainstream, U.S. trend of "what to do" versus making recommendations backed by research. They make a lot of broad-spectrum claims of "shoulds/should nots" that I've found, through doing lots of research, actually are not completely accurate. - It's tough to make the claim that some nutrients are important in some phases of pregnancy and not in others. I would make this into a general cookbook for all of pregnancy. - There are no pictures! I know this is minuscule and personal preference. I find cookbooks are more appealing to me if I have visual inspiration Altogether, if you're looking for an evidence-based nutrient book for pregnancy, I would sadly say this book does not make it into my top 3 recommendations.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    There are a million pregnancy books out there, but this is definitely one I would recommend. This book is focused on preconception and pregnancy nutrition and includes a ton of recipes. The first quarter of the book focuses on general nutrition information, and briefly covers topics such as multiples, gestational diabetes, avoiding foodborne illnesses, etc. The rest of the book breaks down your pregnancy by month and includes corresponding recipes and optimal foods and nutrition to support your There are a million pregnancy books out there, but this is definitely one I would recommend. This book is focused on preconception and pregnancy nutrition and includes a ton of recipes. The first quarter of the book focuses on general nutrition information, and briefly covers topics such as multiples, gestational diabetes, avoiding foodborne illnesses, etc. The rest of the book breaks down your pregnancy by month and includes corresponding recipes and optimal foods and nutrition to support your baby’s growth. First trimester is notoriously rough for women to find foods that are appealing; I thought the recipes included were great (I got this book during my first trimester) and did not make me want to throw up. Things like Caesar salad, BBQ chicken, smoothie bowls and smoothies. I’m now in second semester and can’t stop thinking about the Greek salad, Zuchinni noodles with shrimp and lemon garlic spinach. I took one star off because I wish the book had photos and more protein laden ideas for first trimester. Overall, the book is easy to navigate and the ingredients are easy to access. **I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stefanie

    I have loved reading this book throughout my pregnancy. I am currently starting my 3rd trimester and have loved reading about the nutritional benefits both me and baby get from certain foods during every month of pregnancy. This is my third pregnancy and by far my healthiest. This book has really helped me stay on track with eating healthy but also really yummy food. I don’t have any special dietary restrictions but I loved that the book had a section that included different restrictions. The swe I have loved reading this book throughout my pregnancy. I am currently starting my 3rd trimester and have loved reading about the nutritional benefits both me and baby get from certain foods during every month of pregnancy. This is my third pregnancy and by far my healthiest. This book has really helped me stay on track with eating healthy but also really yummy food. I don’t have any special dietary restrictions but I loved that the book had a section that included different restrictions. The sweet potato rounds are one of my favorites as an alternative to just a baked sweet potato. The lemon herb chicken is also fantastic. Those are just a couple of my favorites. I love reading each month what specific foods and vitamins aid babies development, definitely something I didn’t pay much attention to my first two pregnancies. The book also gives so many pointers on leg cramps, how much water to drink, what aids fertility when trying to get pregnant, and even some guidelines for lactation. Definitely worth getting! I plan on reading this during my future pregnancies.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Elyse Ucker

    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 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 happening in your body and the fetus', along with what the ideal nutrition intake is for that time period. The rest of the chapter is full of great recipes based on those ideal nutrition suggestions for that particular month - so great! Oh, and each recipe has alternatives for GD friendly diets, too, which is incredibly helpful.  I'm so glad I have this book to hold my hand through my nutritional curiosities of conception and pregnancy!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Monique Cormack

    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 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 jurisdiction, although the underlying advice is extremely similar. The recipes/ingredients have an American focus as well. I wish I could find an Australian book that was the same. There are SO many recipes in the remainder of the book, which is fabulous as it provides lots of practical inspiration. It was great to see such a wide variety of recipes inclusive of all food groups and not unnecessarily restricting foods.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Cassie W

    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 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 then you get a month-by-month play out of what’s going on with mom, what’s going on with baby, and what the ideal nutrition guide is for that month. You can tell this book is well researched and very well laid out. I will definitely be going back for another read for my next pregnancy!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Alexander

    Eating for Pregnancy has been extremely helpful in understanding exactly what kinds of foods and nutrients are essential during the various phases of my pregnancy! I love that I can quickly flip to say, month 6 and see what changes will be going on in my body, ideal nutrition during that month (and why), my baby’s development and a comprehensive list of optimal foods! Makes grocery shopping a breeze :) the recipes have for the most part been rather simple (in a good way - so they’re actually app Eating for Pregnancy has been extremely helpful in understanding exactly what kinds of foods and nutrients are essential during the various phases of my pregnancy! I love that I can quickly flip to say, month 6 and see what changes will be going on in my body, ideal nutrition during that month (and why), my baby’s development and a comprehensive list of optimal foods! Makes grocery shopping a breeze :) the recipes have for the most part been rather simple (in a good way - so they’re actually approachable to try out!) Definitely recommend for yourself or as a gift for an expecting mama to be!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emily Kossila Haupert

    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 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 importance of food during the postpartum time.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Megan Meisner

    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 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 enjoyed it and highly recommend.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Davis

    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 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 nutrition and pregnancy (pre and post)!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kela Robinson

    As a fertility coach and infertility warrior of two, who also works with lots of pregnant mommas, this is the first question I get is what should I eat now. This book lays it all out and then some. Cathrine, Rose, and Dr. Teresa, have written the recipes in easy to understand language with delicious ingredients, easy to prepare, and really have taken the guesswork out of eating healthy for pregnancy and beyond. You definitely need to buy this book and add it to your tool kit. Thanks, ladies for As a fertility coach and infertility warrior of two, who also works with lots of pregnant mommas, this is the first question I get is what should I eat now. This book lays it all out and then some. Cathrine, Rose, and Dr. Teresa, have written the recipes in easy to understand language with delicious ingredients, easy to prepare, and really have taken the guesswork out of eating healthy for pregnancy and beyond. You definitely need to buy this book and add it to your tool kit. Thanks, ladies for this amazing resource for this community.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Collopy

    This book couldn't have entered my life at a better time! Expecting my first child and currently dealing with both low blood sugar and mild anemia. The section on anemia helped guide me in making better food choices and the recipes by month are SO helpful! I especially the love the nutrient breakdown of each recipe and tips for what foods/sides/extras to add to make a complete, balanced meal. I am obsessed with the Terrific Turkey Chili (as is my husband!) and the Baked Meatballs. Such easy reci This book couldn't have entered my life at a better time! Expecting my first child and currently dealing with both low blood sugar and mild anemia. The section on anemia helped guide me in making better food choices and the recipes by month are SO helpful! I especially the love the nutrient breakdown of each recipe and tips for what foods/sides/extras to add to make a complete, balanced meal. I am obsessed with the Terrific Turkey Chili (as is my husband!) and the Baked Meatballs. Such easy recipes, full of flavor that allow you to eat mindfully in a way that nourishes you the mama and the baby!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kaleigh Dennis

    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!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Paula McCarble

    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 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 pregnant people!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    As a pregnancy cookbook this is very good. The several recipes I tried were good enough to incorporate into my rotation, were healthy, tasty to me and palatable to my children. I especially liked the focus on vegetables, but without a focus on vegetarianism. One thing missing is an index by meal type. As a resource on general pregnancy stuff this is very mainstream and unremarkable. Good for beginners. I disagree with some things - like avoiding high-quality sushi or runny egg yolks, all of which As a pregnancy cookbook this is very good. The several recipes I tried were good enough to incorporate into my rotation, were healthy, tasty to me and palatable to my children. I especially liked the focus on vegetables, but without a focus on vegetarianism. One thing missing is an index by meal type. As a resource on general pregnancy stuff this is very mainstream and unremarkable. Good for beginners. I disagree with some things - like avoiding high-quality sushi or runny egg yolks, all of which I enjoy regularly and think are in the best interest of my health and a healthy pregnancy. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    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!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    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.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Macey

    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!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Tice

    I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for a review. Overall, this is a very educational and insightful book with tons of realistic recipes. This is so important, as some pregnancy nutrition books feel impossible to follow. I appreciate the Kitchen Wisdom sections in between the recipes and the nutritional facts at the bottom of each recipe. I would’ve like to see a stronger opinion on the nutritional guidelines, as ACOG and other institutions are constantly under scrutiny about their I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for a review. Overall, this is a very educational and insightful book with tons of realistic recipes. This is so important, as some pregnancy nutrition books feel impossible to follow. I appreciate the Kitchen Wisdom sections in between the recipes and the nutritional facts at the bottom of each recipe. I would’ve like to see a stronger opinion on the nutritional guidelines, as ACOG and other institutions are constantly under scrutiny about their nutritional/diet recommendations by dietitians. I also would’ve liked thicker (or maybe glossier?) pages. They feel a bit like a coloring book. 4.5 stars for a realistic overview of eating before, during, and after pregnancy!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Hunter-Harl

    Lots of delicious recipes for each stage of pregnancy. There’s lots of useful information about nutrition making it a good read too. Plenty of recipes for different dietary requirements too. I can’t wait to get cooking!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

    Very informative book! and absolutely loved the addition of way recipes too :)

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