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9780071443326

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

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    9780071443326

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    0071443320

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

No strict diets, no scary guidelines--just the essential nutrition expectant moms need to start their babies on the road to lifelong health All parents know that kids need nutritious foods as they grow. But new research confirms that what you eat during pregnancy can also profoundly affect the health of your baby when that baby becomes an adult--for better or for worse.Endorsed by the Harvard Medical School and written by one of the world's leading experts in nutrition for pregnant women and babies, this guide offers more solid information and medically sound advice on prenatal nutrition than any other book on the market. Key features Dr. Walker is a Harvard Medical School professor, a pioneer in the field of paediatric nutrition, and author of Eat, Play, and Be Healthy Includes foods to eat, foods to avoid, exercise routines, and information on how to eat while nursing Offers safe and easy-to-follow guidelines for a greater variety of foods to eat so moms can get the nutrition they need without adhering to a strict or limited diet

Author Biography

W. Allan Walker, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics and the director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School. He is a recipient of the prestigious Murray Davidson Award for Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Courtney Humphries is a professional writer specializing in health topics.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction: Good Nutrition Begins Before Birth xix
How to Prepare for Pregnancy
1(18)
Reach a Healthy Weight Before Pregnancy
3(3)
Take a Folic Acid Supplement Every Day
6(1)
Iron Up
7(1)
Begin to Improve Your Diet
8(2)
Reach a Healthy Activity Level
10(1)
Address Unhealthy Habits
11(1)
Get Any Medical Conditions Under Control
12(1)
Improve Your Fertility with Nutrition
12(5)
Planning for Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
17(2)
How Pregnancy Works
19(12)
What It Takes to Make a Baby
19(2)
The First Trimester: Laying the Foundation
21(5)
The Second Trimester: Growing and Growing
26(1)
The Third Trimester: Preparing for Life Outside
27(1)
Understanding Fetal Nutrition
27(2)
Your Health in Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
29(2)
Why Fetal Health Lasts a Lifetime
31(14)
Metabolism and Health
32(1)
The Origins of Fetal Programming
33(4)
Disease Can Be a Result of Incorrect Planning
37(1)
How Programming Works
38(2)
Putting the Hypothesis to the Test
40(1)
What Does Fetal Programming Mean for You?
41(1)
Is Fetal Programming a Threat to Mothers?
42(1)
Fetal Programming: The Bottom Line
43(2)
Eating Well for Your Baby-to-Be
45(26)
Special Needs in Pregnancy
47(7)
Make Food Choices That Maximize Nutrients
54(8)
The Beauty of Balance
62(2)
How to Bring Your Diet into Balance
64(1)
Managing Food Cravings
65(3)
Nausea and Vomiting
68(1)
Diet and Gestational Diabetes
69(1)
Eating Well During Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
70(1)
What to Avoid While Pregnant
71(20)
Alcohol
72(1)
Smoking
73(1)
Caffeine
74(1)
Recreational Drugs
75(1)
Medications
76(4)
Artificial Sweeteners
80(2)
Fish, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Mercury---a Double-Edged Sword?
82(3)
Infections: Listeriosis and Toxoplasmosis
85(4)
Keeping Your Environment Healthy During Pregnancy
89(1)
What to Avoid While Pregnant: The Bottom Line
90(1)
Dietary Supplements---What's Good and What's Not
91(12)
Prenatal Vitamins
92(4)
Fish Oil/DHA Supplements
96(2)
Herbal Supplements
98(2)
Other Nutritional Supplements
100(2)
Supplements in Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
102(1)
Why Weight Matters
103(12)
A Mother's Weight Gain Influences Her Baby's Health
105(1)
Your Target Weight Gain
106(2)
The Timing of Weight Gain
108(1)
Should You Limit Excessive Weight Gain?
109(2)
Being Overweight in Pregnancy
111(1)
How Can You Improve Poor Weight Gain?
112(1)
Weight Gain in Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
113(2)
How to Stay Active, Safely
115(14)
What Is Exercise?
116(1)
Why Exercise in Pregnancy Is Different
117(1)
The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
118(1)
Cardiovascular Exercise
119(1)
Stretches for Pregnancy
120(1)
Muscle Rx
121(4)
Exercises and Activities to Avoid
125(1)
How to Exercise Safely
126(1)
Physical Activity During Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
127(2)
Recipes and Meal Planning
129(44)
Power Snacks
129(1)
The Ins and Outs of Eating Out
130(3)
Recipes
133(40)
Eating Well After Pregnancy
173(20)
Choosing to Breast-Feed or Bottle-Feed
174(3)
How Lactation Works
177(1)
Tips for Breast-Feeding
177(1)
The Working Mom
178(2)
Nutrition During Lactation
180(5)
Can a Nursing Mother's Diet Cause Allergies or Intestinal Problems in Her Baby?
185(1)
Losing Weight After Pregnancy
185(2)
Exercising After Pregnancy
187(1)
Recovering After Cesarean Section
188(1)
Good Nutrition for the Long Term
189(2)
Nutrition After Pregnancy: The Bottom Line
191(2)
References 193(8)
Index 201

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