Everything you need to know to nourish both yourself and your baby-to-be. Featuring the Best-Odds Diet, with tips for maintaining proper weight gain, brown bagging at the office, ordering in a restaurant, establishing good eating habits, and safe cheating.
"They've done it again! The authors of WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING have written another book that obstetricians can respect and expectant mothers can love...Not only is this book medically accurate, it's easy to follow." - Richard Aubry, M.D.
Clear answers to hundreds of concerns:
--How diet affects morning sickness. Mood swings. Leg cramps.
--How to tell what's safe to eat and what's not.
--Why the lack of proper nutrients often is linked to miscarriage.
--Whether or not your baby will suffer if you can't drink milk.
Your chances of having a comfortable pregnancy, a safe delivery, and a healthy infant are dramatically improved if you are on an excellent diet. The Best-Odds nine basic principles for nine months of nutritious eating provides just such a plan. It is complete with the most current data on calories, drugs, food additives, the importance of fiber, vitamin suppliments and more.
Includes the Best-Odds Pre-pregnancy and Breastfeeding diets. Plus delicious recipes for
high-protein meatless entrees, nonalcoholic cocktails, naturally-sweetened cakes, cookies, and taste-tempting desserts.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.66(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Sandee Hathaway holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston University. An experienced RN with a specialty in obstetrics and neonatal care, Sandee lives in Waban, Massachussets, with her husband and three children.
Arlene Eisenberg worked on all three editions of What to Expect When You're Expecting and remained active in the What To Expect Foundation until her death in February 2001. She was also co-author, with Heidi Murkoff, of the "What to Expect" magazine columns.
It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma. Dubbed the “pregnancy bible”, the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages. In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com – the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker. Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is complete insanity. The idea that you can give up sugar, yummy carbs and everything else you love while undergoing changes that you body has never experienced before is foolhardy at best and designed to make expectant mothers feel inadequate at worst. There are so many better books out there for soon to be moms
I found this book helpful. I've actually ridded my house of all the "junk". I'm also cooking healthier. I admit that I don't follow the book to a "T". I use moderation and use this book. Some of the recipes are time consuming. I've enjoyed the bread and the dessert section. The main course section could use some reworking.
I gained five pounds in one miserable week early in my first pregnancy while stuffing my face in order to eat the required number of servings of everything the book said I needed, then gave up. My OB wanted to know what happened to cause the weight gain, and snorted when I gave her the title of this book, telling me to throw it away. You would be better off getting an everyday nutrition book (I recommend The 15 Minute Meal Planner by Emilie Barnes & Sue Gregg...chapters are broken down into 15 minute reading sections) and make sure you eat a variety of fresh, whole foods, staying away from the highly processed, high sugar, high fat convenience foods, as I am with this second pregnancy. It's really that easy! Keep It Simple, Sister!
I've read negative reviews about the 'what to expect' books, but I think you need to keep in mind that these books, and especially this one on eating, are meant to be preachy. If you want the very best odds for your pregnancy, follow this diet. It's not easy. You can't have sugar or refined grains, which is difficult for some people. The recipes are nutritious and offer a wonderful opportunity to try something new. I'ts fun to try something new and know it's for my baby's best chance throughout her life. I'm sure many people would find this diet difficult to follow, but it's easy to understand and it is the VERY BEST for my baby, which is so important to me!
This book helped me out greatly. It even tells you what chemicals and preservatives are safe and which to avoid (and explains what they are and why). It lists basically everything you need to know about eating while you are pregnant. Even fast food and foreign food. My only concern is that it was published in 1986 and many more tests on what is safe and what should be avoided have been conducted since then. I still found it to be a great source of information.
I bought this book for recipes that were nutritional and delicious, I was sadly dissapointed. The technical information is good (how many daily serving of what food group,etc.)but the authors seem preachy and unrealistic about how to get ALL those serving in whole day. What I thought I was buying was a practical guide to eating well during pregnancy. What I got was something totally different!