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Eating for Pregnancy

Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, 3rd Edition
Catherine Jones, Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD and Dr. Teresa Knight, OBGYN FACOG

Advance Praise for 3rd Edition

“Impressively comprehensive, thoughtfully informative, exceptionally ‘user friendly’ in organization, and deftly well presented throughout, “Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook” is an ideal gift for anyone expecting a child and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “Eating for Pregnancy” is also available in a digital book format.”
Midwest Book Reviews

“Eating for Pregnancy is a fantastic, one-stop, nutritional guide for all expectant mothers that also lays the foundation for overall healthy nutrition beyond pregnancy. … Eating for Pregnancy is a fantastic guide to source if you are the expectant momma who is committed to embracing the concept of ‘you are what you eat’ and making the right choices of what you eat for your unborn child. … With Eating for Pregnancy, there is scientific and nutritional information throughout that supports not only the importance of maintaining a diet that is just as important for mother as it is for the unborn child, but it educates the reader along the way. I especially enjoyed the abundance of recipes that contain wonderful ingredients and nutritional information as much as they strategically focus on what nutrition is vital during specific periods of the pregnancy. In my opinion, this book may be targeted to the importance of developing the healthiest baby possible, but I believe it also sets the tone and foundation of smart food choices and nutrition as a lifestyle beyond delivery. Well done!”
Feathered Quill Book Review

“Eating for Pregnancy holds over 150 recipes. The recipes are conveniently organized by the trimesters of pregnancy. And are further segmented by each month of pregnancy… every page I flipped to made me say “yum!”… in breaking it down month by month, the authors have highlighted, “certain nutrients that are beneficial at critical points of your baby’s development.” … Linking these nutrients to what’s going on in the body, makes it all more tangible and fun… it also strengthens your developing bond with your baby as you consciously think about how you’re sharing nutrients with them. While the authors all work in the medical field, Eating for Pregnancy is not overloaded in jargon. The nutritional and medical information is easy to follow and grasp. The recipes are also appealing to non-pregnant people. This should appeal to those with partners and other children, so that everyone gets fed and gets fed well.”
Kate Sissons,, Doula, Yoga & Educator

“Nourish your body with the nutrition that your body and your baby needs during pregnancy. Sometimes this can be hard. Diet during pregnancy is SO important but it can be complicated if you aren’t familiar with what your body needs and what you should avoid when growing a human! Thankfully there are resources that we can use to help us out in this area. Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-By-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook is an incredible resource written by specialists in perinatal nutrition, OB/GYN, and high risk pregnancies. This book provides you with 150 recipes that highlight the optimal nutrition for mom and baby and each chapter shares nutritious, healthful recipes that focus on what mom and baby need in each stage of pregnancy and fetal development. I highly recommend using Eating for Pregnancy throughout your pregnancy to keep your body as healthy as possible.”
A Life in Labor

“In this well-thought-out and comprehensive book, women are provided with a wealth of information about nutrition for pregnancy and much more! It was refreshing to see that the authors included information for several types of diets including those dealing with diabetes and people who follow a vegetarian or vegan way of eating. This is a great resource chock full of recipes and guidance for pregnant women. I will definitely be recommending this book to my clients.”
Nancy Mae, MA, MS, Author, Coach & Creator of the Energetic Fertility Method

“Eating for pregnancy has really useful information on pregnancy and easy to make recipes. It’s the most important time to change poor eating habits and you’ll find all the information you need in this book.”
Gupreet Emerson, GoodReads Review

“I found this book to be incredibly insightful. The first portion of the book covers basic things like daily calorie needs, macro-nutrients, food safety tips, and exercise. If you’ve ever taken a nutrition class, this may seem familiar to you, but because there are so many things that are slightly different for pregnant women (like increased macro-nutrient needs), I found it helpful to have all of this in one easily accessible location. There is also a brief section for women who are trying to conceive, which I appreciated because it’s also important to eat well and be healthy even before becoming pregnant.”
Mary, GoodReads Review

“The perfect nutritional guide to pregnancy. Nothing is left out. You’ll know exactly what to eat every month and how to cook it!”
Sheri L. Hamersley, MD, FACOG, Board Certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Associates of Maryland, Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, George Washington University

“Eating for Pregnancy is a comprehensive nutritional guide for pregnant women that provides delicious recipes along with information that would benefit even the most experienced expecting mother. The vegan dishes are especially tasty! I love the tone and the obvious expertise of the authors. This book is packed full of useful knowledge. A must have!”
Emily Willett

Winner of

  • The Mom’s Choice Award (2nd edition)

Praise for Second Edition

“As nutrition specialists we often see post-pregnancy patients and wish they had received good nutrition counseling prior to and during pregnancy. This guide should be on the bookshelves of all obstetricians as they counsel their pregnant patients as a resource. It is a must-have for all pregnant patients who want to have a healthy peripartum experience.”
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center

“A compact and informative nutrition guide with recipes that are easy and clear-cut. It will see you through nine months and beyond.”
Maria Theresa Guevara-Hensen, OBGYN

“We often wish we had more time during prenatal visits to review healthy eating and recommendations for adequate nutrition. This book is a welcome addition.”
Diane Snyder, OBGYN

“The recipes are creatively delicious and make eating nutritiously an exciting and achievable goal.”
Diane Forley, author of The Anatomy of a Dish

“Whether you want to get pregnant, are pregnant or adopting a baby, I encourage you to buy this book because it’s full of simple, delicious recipes and lots of sound advice on how to eat better and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.”
Cindy Pawlcyn, Chef/ owner of Mustards Grill Restaurant, author of Mustards Grill, Big Small Plates, Cindy’s Supper Club [LINK]

“A food-friendly guide to pregnancy and beyond…The more than 150 recipes in the book are presented in categories that fit with contemporary lifestyles…It’s a realistic approach at a time when more and more meals take place outside the home.”
The Washington Post

“Eating for Pregnancy has features that distinguish it from other books in the pregnancy category, including a family approach to eating and cooking during pregnancy, diabetic exchanges, an extensive chapter on vegetarian cooking, and tips for coping with morning sickness. It’s a book for motherhood in the 21st century.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“A must for mothers-to-be.”
Cape Gazette

“Every pregnant woman knows that what she eats impacts the health of her baby. But coming up with healthy menus day in and day out can be as daunting as delivery itself. For well-meaning moms everywhere, the simple solution is Eating for Pregnancy…If your idea of the perfect meal is equal parts easy, delicious and nutritious, this book is for you.”
New Parents Magazine

“From an overview on nutrition and pregnancy through the recipes…this book is a must-have. The recipes reflect an appealing fresh and light approach.”
ForeWord Magazine

“Finally…a cookbook for mothers-to-be. A new cookbook that offers nutrition guidelines for moms-to-be and includes recipes the entire family will enjoy.”
Saginaw News (MI)

“It’s the subtitle that makes Eating for Pregnancy: An Essential Guide to Nutrition with Recipes for the Whole Family so special. Not only does the book address mom’s needs, but also those of those who cook and dine with her.”
Washington Parent Magazine

“Delicately balancing optimum and unnecessary weight gain…simple yet flavorful dishes… an overwhelming amount of information.”
Publishers Weekly

“Everything in the book is intended to be not only easy to prepare, but also healthy and appealing to every member of the family.”
Monadnock Ledger (NH)