||This guide, authored by a consulting nutritionist and editor, includes current information that links maternal nutrition to infant behavior, birth defects, and other topics of concern, such as the physiological and emotional changes that take place during pregnancy. Fully referenced and written with the nonprofessional reader in mind, this comprehensive guide clearly explains the nutritional factors that effect the health of both infant and mother throughout pregnancy. High-risk pregnancies are discussed and guidelines introduced to put knowledge into action through the use of self-assessment charts, recipes, and weekly menus for each trimester.
||An updated and revised edition of this definitive guide to dietary health and nutrition for expectant mothers.|Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy is a reliable reference for women who want more than just a "how to eat" guide. Fully revised and in a smaller trim size, this edition features new menus and recipes as well as the latest findings on how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy determines her child's risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases later in life. You'll find clear explanations of|--what food to avoid and why|--the role of vitamins and minerals and how to choose the right supplements|--how what you eat affects your labor and delivery|--dietary guidelines for pregnant women over thirty-five, as well as for pregnant teens|--how diet helps prevent common problems, from morning sickness and food cravings to heartburn and muscle cramps|--what foods and nutrients speed your recovery after the baby is born