What to Eat when You're Pregnant: Including the A-Z of What's Safe and What's Not

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Pearson Prentice Hall Life, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life. It's also one of the most worrying. Your future baby's health and wellbeing is in your hands - it's down to you to eat and drink in a way that will keep baby safe and provide the optimum fuel for your baby's growth and development.

So what should you eat - and what shouldn't you? And if there is a risk involved with anything, what is the risk exactly, and how big is it? What are the nutrients that a growing baby needs and what must you eat to provide them?

This handy, compact little book is your saviour. Expert nutritionist and pregnancy specialist Rana Conway provides all the facts and research that will enable you to make sure that you provide the very best start in life for your baby both during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

The book will give you detailed help on the importance of nutrients and supplements; what they are and what they all do for you, as well as information on how to maintain a healthy pregnancy whilst on a special diet or as a vegetarian.

The comprehensive A-Z list of foods and ingredients provides an instant check as to what foods are safe and those which you should give a wide berth, and the book's handy size means you can take it with you to the supermarket or restaurant so you'll always have the information you need at hand.

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About the author (2008)

Rana Conway is a registered public health nutritionist, specialising in healthy eating for pregnancy, infants and young children. She has a PhD for her research into the diets of pregnant women and regularly lectures on diet and nutrition to medical students, midwives and trainee dieticians.

Rana is currently the nutrition expert for Practical Parenting magazine and writes for the National Childbirth Trust.

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