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Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy : the complete guide to eating before, during, and after your pregnancy
Somer, Elizabeth.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt, [2002]

Physical Description:
xxxiii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"An Owl book."
Electronic Access:
Publisher description
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RG559 .S65 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An updated 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 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 foods 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
--which foods and nutrients speed your recovery after the baby is born

Author Notes

Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., is a nationally recognized nutrition expert & award-winning writer. She is a former consultant to "Good Morning America," a regular guest on "Later Today," a contributing editor to both "Shape" magazine & "Eating Well" & the author of six books. She lives in Salem, OR. Her website can be found at

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

There is no shortage of books on how pregnant women should conduct their lives, especially when it comes to eating. But here experienced nutritionist and author Somer (her works include Nutrition for Women and Food and Mood) has capsulized basic nutritional information in an easy-to-use, helpful guide. Some advice is a little unrealistic, such as suggesting that women consume no caffeine at all during pregnancy. Generally, though, this resource offers both basic tips on good health and more advanced nutritional recommendations. Also included are recipes that fit most active lifestyles. A nice addition to a library's pregnancy shelf. (Reviewed July 1995)0805037756Mary Frances Wilkens