This is the ultimate guide on optimum nutrition and health for expectant mothers. Its features include: more than 185 test-kitchen-approved recipes - ensuring great taste and success in preparing - including slow-cooker, make-ahead, and quick-and-easy dishes; recipes classified by how they benefit the mom-to-be and baby, such as recipes for high iron, high fiber, high calcium, make ahead meals, and more, making it easy for mom-to-be to identify recipes most appropriate for her individual needs; eating advice for special situations, such as diabetes, food allergies, hypertension, and obesity, as well as high-risk pregnancies; the latest advice on how vegetarian moms can be sure they are getting enough protein and other nutrients; medically sound weight-management guidance as well as how to avoid, or cope with, morning sickness and heartburn; and a special section on exercise during pregnancy.
Laura E. Riley, OB/GYN, M.D. is the Medical Director of Labor and Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy (Meredith Books, 2006). Dr. Riley is a graduate of Harvard University and received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Riley teaches at Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine.Stacey Nelson, MS, RD, LDN is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist with more than 17 years of clinical and community nutrition experience. She received a B.S. in Nutrition Sciences from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Metabolism from Boston University. She has been with the Nutrition Services department at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston since 2000 and also serves as the dietitian for the Vincent Obstetrics Service. Her areas of interest include Perinatal Nutrition, Women's Health and Adult Weight Management. She has been quoted in a variety of publications including American Baby and Babytalk magazines.