Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy / Edition 1

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This is an easy-to-use handbook written for the clinician and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. The authors provide historical perspective and background to support recommendations which are provided in each chapter. Importantly for the practitioners, recommendations and guidelines have been summarized and provided in tables that are easy to locate and interpret. This book discusses relevant topics in the scientific community such as determining to what extent prenatal and perinatal environmental factors are linked to childhood and adult obesity and chronic diseases.

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Reviewer: Gilad A. Gross, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This book summarizes evidence and practice recommendations for nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. In addition to normal pregnancy, it covers a variety of other topics including diabetes, gastric bypass, adolescents, and multiple pregnancies.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive reference for healthcare professionals about nutrition in both normal and complicated pregnancies. This is an important topic, and one with few available books. The authors have accomplished their goal of producing a detailed but manageable book.
Audience: It is written for health professionals working in obstetrics including physicians, nurses, and dieticians. Those currently practicing and those in training can both benefit from this book. The authors all share a high degree of expertise in the science of nutrition and pregnancy and lactation.
Features: A variety of topics is covered, ranging from basic pregnancy needs to specific diseases and their effects on nutritional status. Popular diets and nutritional supplements are also addressed. The chapters on exercise, obesity, weight-loss surgery, and diabetes are especially useful. Two areas that are not covered that might have been helpful are chronic hypertension and renal disease.
Assessment: This is a very practical and useful book for health professionals caring for pregnant women. There are many such books written for the general population, but surprisingly few geared towards health professionals. This book is well organized and provides relevant information for both low-risk and high-risk obstetric care providers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588298348
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Series: Nutrition and Health Series
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 379
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Nutrient and Health Needs During Normal Pregnancy Chapter 1 Nutrient Recommendations and Dietary Guidelines for Pregnant Women Lorrene D. Ritchie, PhD and Janet C. King, PhD Chapter 2 Optimal Weight Gain Grace A. Falciglia, PhD, RD and Kristin H. Coppage, MD Chapter 3 Physical Activity and Exercise in Pregnancy Rose Catanzaro, MS, RD, LD and Raul Artal, MD Chapter 4 Food, Folklore and Flavor Preference Development Catherine A. Forestell, PhD and Julie A. Mennella, PhD Part 2: Nutrient Needs and Factors Related to High Risk Pregnancy Chapter 5 Obesity and Pregnancy Sarah C. Couch, PhD, RD and Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD Chapter 6 Pregnancy and Weight Loss Surgery Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS and Amy Fleishman , MS, RD, CDN Chapter 7 Nutrition in Multifetal Pregnancy Elliot H. Philipson, MD Chapter 8 Adolescent Pregnancy: Where Do we Start? Linda Bloom, CNM, ND and Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSD Chapter 9 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa During Pregnancy Sharon M. Nickols-Richardson, PhD, RD Chapter 10 Diabetes and Pregnancy Alyce M. Thomas, PhD, RD Chapter 11 Preeclampsia Lana K. Wagner, MD, Larry Leeman, MD, MPH, and Sarah Gopman, MD Chapter 12 HIV Katherine Kunstel, RD, CNSD Part 3: Special Diets, Supplements and Specific Nutrients During Pregnancy Chapter 13 Popular Diets Nancy Rodriguez, PhD and Michelle Price Judge, PhD, RD Chapter 14 Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy: Need, Efficacy, and Safety Mary Frances Picciano, PhD and Michelle Kay McGuire, PhD Chapter 15 Vegetarian Diets Ann Reed Mangels, PhD, RD Chapter 16 Iron Requirements and Adverse Outcomes John Beard, PhD Chapter 17 Fotate: A Key to Optimal Pregnancy Outcome Beth Thomas Falls, PhD, RD and Lynn B. Bailey, PhD Part 4: The Postpartum Period Chapter 18 Nutrition Issues During Lactation Deborah L. O’Connor, PhD, Lisa A. Houghton, PhD, RD and Kelly L. Sherwood, MScRD Chapter 19 Postpartum Depression and the Role of Nutritional Factors Michelle Price Judge, PhD, RD and Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Part 5: The Developing World Chapter 20 Implications of the Nutrition Transition in the Nutritional Status on Pregnant Women Jaime Rozowski,PhD and Carmen Gloria Parodi, MsC Chapter 21 Nutrition and Maternal Survival in Developing Countries Parul Christian, PhD Chapter 22 Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Developing Countries Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD and Beth Imhoff-Kunsch, MPH Chapter 23 Micronutrient Status and Pregnancy Outcomes in HIV-infected Women Saurabh Mehta, MD, MS Julia Finkelstein, MPH, and Wafaie Fawzi, MBBS, DrPH

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