Synopses & Reviews
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.
You are what you eat, and your baby is too. Not surprisingly, a pregnant womanís chances of giving birth to a healthy infant are dramatically improved when she's on an excellent diet. From the authors of the bestselling What to Expect When Youíre Expecting
and What to Expect the First Year
, together with over 15 million copies in print, here is the definitive guide to nourishing both the unborn child and the mother-to-be.
What to East When You're Expecting suggests a "Daily Dozen" diet comprised of wholesome unprocessed foods. Allowing for a weight gain of 20 to 30 pounds, its easy-to-follow plan uses a simple system to monitor servings from 12 food groups that promote fetal development and maternal well-being.
In addition to 100 recipes, the book suggests the best foods to eat at home, in restaurants, even at the office or when traveling. It is sympathetic to the modern womanís particular concerns and time pressures, and offers special counsel to vegetarians, special warnings to those who drink, smoke, or fast, and special encouragement to all who plan to breastfeed. Over 823,000 copies in print.
Would you like to know what to expect during the first stages of motherhood and parenthood, from pregnancy to the toddler years? To be prepared for whatever may come your way? To be able to compare your baby's progress with the progress of others? If so, the phenomenal WHAT TO EXPECT series should be your indispensable guide. This group of six books has captured the hearts America's top pediatricians--and America's most conscientious parents. With over 14 million volumes in print, this is the series that has been reassuring parents for over ten years. Also available in the series: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING, the landmark bestselling bible for parents-to-be; WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST YEAR, the most comprehensive guide to newborn care; WHAT TO EXPECT THE TODDLER YEARS, a lively coverage of years two and three; the WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING PREGNANCY ORGANIZER, a companion for every stage of pregnancy; and QUE SE PUEDE ESPERAR CUNADO SE ESTA ESPERANDO, the Spanish translation of WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING.
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
Table of Contents
Foreword: A Word From the Doctor
How This Diet Was Born
PART ONE: Making Healthy Babies
Turning Good Odds Into Best Odds
What to Eat When You're Expecting
The Best Odds For A Comfortable Pregnancy
The Best Odds For Everyone
What To Eat When You're Nursing
Eating For The Next Baby
PART TWO: Getting Practical
Preparing For The Best-Odds Diet
What's Safe To Eat-And What's Not
PART THREE: Best-Odds Recipes
The Best-Odds Recipes
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