Your Vegetarian Pregnancy

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy

A Month-by-month Guide to Health and Nutrition

Book - 2003
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When you're eating for two, you need to eat well.

When you're eating for two, you need to eat well.

There's no question that a vegetarian or vegan diet is just as nutritionally sound during pregnancy as one that includes animal protein. In fact, vegetarian nutrition offers pregnant women valuable health benefits that you simply won't find in a nonvegetarian diet, such as higher levels of folic acid, lower cholesterol, and an abundant variety of essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Whether you are already vegetarian or you simply want to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, making the right dietary choices to support you and your baby is the key to a safe, healthy pregnancy.

Fulfilling every nutritional guideline recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Your Vegetarian Pregnancy is the first authoritative guide to maintaining a healthy plant-based diet before, during, and after the birth of your child. Combining complete obstetrical information with sound nutritional guidance, this guide will educate you about:

-Basic pregnancy issues, such as fetal development, changes within your body, and preparation for labor and delivery.
-What to expect each month, and how to cope with the unexpected.
-Key nutrients for your baby and you, with suggestions on how to obtain these through diet, vitamins, and supplements.
-The myriad benefits to eating vegetarian during pregnancy, in an entire chapter comparing vegetarian and nonvegetarian nutrition.

With this unique and accessible handbook, you can be confident that your vegetarian pregnancy will be wonderfully beneficial for both you and your baby.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003.
ISBN: 9780743224529
0743224523
Branch Call Number: 618. 24 ROB
Characteristics: xx, 378 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: Vegetarian pregnancy

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blondtraillite
Mar 28, 2017

While this book gives a good treatise on pregnancy nutrition, and some other information on pregnancy, it has several flaws. Firstly, much of the information is aimed at the newly vegetarian - with good reason, because while the author acknowledges that most vegetarians know this information, she has to be sure that everyone is working with the same foundation. However, this basic information and repetition means a lot of glazing over. Second, she attempts to organize the book into pregnancy by month; while a laudable goal, most of the issues do not fit discretely into specific weeks, so the entire book really should be read. Third, her contrived Question and Answer format leads to so much repetition, I feel like I am being hit in the head with a hammer. Other than those flaws, this book is very approachable and easily understood. The best part: it is an incredible prop for people to see and flip through, so they worry less about YOUR pregnancy, even if you feel you already know the information (though I did learn some things). Leave it out in view so others will feel more confident in your health.

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Mar 28, 2017

blondtraillite thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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