Your Pregnancy Quick Guide to Nutrition and Weight Management: Eveything You Need to Know about Eating Right and Staying Fit During Your Pregnancy

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* Sample meal plans for pregnancy, as well as breastfeeding and bottle feeding mothers* Advice on managing special needs: from cravings to morning sickness* Cooking tips for safe and nutritious meals and snacks* Information on food groups, serving sizes, and suggestions for eating wisely

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Overview

* Sample meal plans for pregnancy, as well as breastfeeding and bottle feeding mothers* Advice on managing special needs: from cravings to morning sickness* Cooking tips for safe and nutritious meals and snacks* Information on food groups, serving sizes, and suggestions for eating wisely

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738209548
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 818,358
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Glade B. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., is board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the father of five. He lives in Utah. Judith Schuler, M.S., has worked and cowritten books with Dr. Curtis for more than twenty years. Ms. Schuler divides her time between homes in Wyoming and Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Part I Nutrition 1
Some General Guidelines 2
Fasting--A Practice to Avoid 3
A Warning about Alcohol 5
Food-Group Recommendations 7
Understanding Serving Sizes 10
Dairy Products 11
Protein Sources 12
Fruits and Vegetables 14
Breads, Cereals, Pasta and Rice 16
Fats and Sweets 18
Facts about Fish 20
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 22
Methyl-Mercury Poisoning and Other Poisons 23
Precautions about Fish 24
Vitamins and Minerals 25
Getting Enough Calcium 27
Lactose Intolerance 28
Smart Calcium Choices 29
Adding Calcium to Your Meal Plan 29
Your Folic-Acid Intake 31
Your Iron Intake 34
Zinc 38
Vitamin A 39
Vitamin B 40
Vitamin E 40
Other Supplements 41
Drink Enough Fluids! 43
Salt, Sodium and Pregnancy 47
Herbal Teas and Herbs 50
Herbal Teas 50
Use of Herbs in Pregnancy 52
Some Food Precautions 53
Your Caffeine Intake 53
Listeriosis 56
Other Food Warnings and Precautions 58
Peanut Allergy 58
PKU 59
Salmonella 59
Food Additives and Pesticides 61
Artificial Sweeteners 61
When You're Eating for More than Two 63
The Challenge of Being Vegetarian during Pregnancy 66
Different Vegetarian Diets 67
Part II Eating Wisely throughout Your Pregnancy 73
Morning Sickness 73
When Nausea Is a Severe Problem 75
Some Helpful Hints for Dealing with Morning Sickness 75
Be Prepared When You Go Out 78
Cravings and Food Aversions 80
Food Cravings 80
Pica 81
Food Aversions 83
Junk Food and Snacking 84
Eating Junk Food 84
Snacking at Night 85
Smart Snacking 86
Eating Out 90
Going to Parties 92
A Week of Sample Meal Plans for Pregnancy 95
Eating Wisely at the End of Pregnancy 101
When Labor Begins 103
If You're Planning to Breastfeed Your Baby 104
Nutrition after Pregnancy 106
A Week of Sample Meal Plans for Breastfeeding 108
A Week of Sample Meal Plans for Bottlefeeding 115
Part III Weight Management 123
How Much Weight Should I Gain? 123
Increasing Your Caloric Intake 125
When You're Overweight 128
When You're Underweight 132
Target Weight Gain with Multiples 133
Eating Disorders--Can They Affect Pregnancy? 135
Helpful Hints for Watching Your Calories 136
Weight Changes after Baby's Birth 137
Index 139
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