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Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Cheryl Alkon, $27.50

Diabetes affects women of all life stages. If not managed properly, women with diabetes are more likely to encounter complications such as infertility and pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, birth defects, infections and other problems. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes is a unique, patient-written guidebook that includes medical facts, first person reports, and interviews from women living with diabetes who share their pregnancy-related experiences. This practical guide for diabetic mothers-to-be will help you manage your diabetes and enjoy a healthy pregnancy and birth.


Better Food for Pregnancy: Nutrition Guide Plus Over 125 Recipes for Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Daina Kalnins & Joanne Saab, $27.95

Pregnancy is not a time for guesswork about nutrition. Expecting women have specific nutritional needs and will find it useful to have a sensible guide to this vital information.

Better Food for Pregnancy is that guide. Written by experts on staff at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children, this book is comprehensive and authoritative. The first half of the book addresses:

  • nutritional needs before conception and during each trimester
  • how a mother's diet affects growth of the fetus
  • healthy weight gains through each trimester
  • nutritional supplements including vitamins, minerals, and herbs
  • effects of particular foods, such as coffee, un-pasteurized cheeses & alcohol
  • increased nutrient requirements needed during lactation

The second half of the book features 125 recipes ideally suited to expectant mothers. Each recipe has a complete nutrient analysis plus there are handy meal plans and Snacks on the Go that help prevent nausea and vomiting. Every page of the nutrition section is packed with tips, sidebars, recommendations, and common-sense guidelines presented in easy-to-use tables and charts.


Eating for Two: the Complete Guide to Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond. Annabel Karmel, $27.00

With great advice and over 90 recipes, EATING FOR TWO will give you the tools you need to create the best possible diet for you and your growing baby. From foods that promote conception and ways to avoid morning sickness, to the best eating habits to combat sleeplessness, heartburn, and other pregnancy-related complaints, Annabel Karmel leads you through pregnancy and beyond.

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Feed the Belly: the Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide. Frances Largeman-Roth, $20.99

From pre-conception to morning sickness and beyond, Feed the Belly offers nutritional guidelines and easy recipes for a healthy — and tasty — pregnancy.


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Feeding the Bump: Nutrition & Recipes for Pregnancy. Lisa Neal, $28.95

Feeding the Bump is an essential resource that offers trimester-by-trimester advice on nutrition, shopping, cooking and eating as well as over 100 delicious recipes ideas for meals and snacks.


Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family: a Blueprint for a Lifetime of Healthy Meals. La Leche League International, $24.00

From pregnancy to breastfeeding through weaning and beyond, this comprehensive nutrition and recipe guide will help nourish the entire family.

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Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy: the Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy, 2nd Edition. Elizabeth Somer, $31.50

A reliable reference covering all stages of pregnancy, with recipes, extensive charts, and dietary guidelines for each trimester.


The Vegan Pregnancy Cookbook. Lorena Novak Bull & Jolinda Hackett, $17.95

Over 200 recipes to keep you and baby happy and healthy for all three trimesters and beyond.


Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide. Sayward Rebhal, $16.95

Welcome to this fun, informative, and totally comprehensive reference manual. This pocket guide gives readers quick answers to their most pressing pregnancy problems-from straight-forward nutrition information and strategies for maximizing meal plans, to tips on choosing cruelty-free antacids (by brand name) and advice on how to throw a vegan baby shower. Written in an upbeat and casual tone, reading the Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide is like having an awesome conversation with a super-supportive and super positive girlfriend who happens to know a ton about vegan nutrition and pregnancy.

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What to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy. Judith Brown, $24.95

What you should know about eating right to ensure a healthy pregnancy as well as lifelong benefits for you and your baby by maternal nutrition expert Judith Brown.


What to Eat When You’re Pregnant and Vegetarian: the Complete Guide to Healthy Eating. Rana Conway, $17.99

This no-nonsense book is a handy and compact guide to healthy eating for vegetarians who are expecting. This definitive approach provides expert guidance on how to eat and drink in a way that will keep you healthy, your baby safe, and provide the ideal fuel for growth and development.

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The Whole 9 Months: a Week-by-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start. Jennifer Lang, $22.50

The Whole 9 Months is your all-in-one pregnancy book to answer the questions you’ll have at every trimester. Through simple nutritional guidelines, up-to-date pregnancy research, and real mom-to-mom advice, you’ll discover how easy it can be to make good food choices for your body while growing a healthy, happy baby. This invaluable pregnancy nutritional guide contains:

  • Information on essential baby-building nutrients, daily consumption needs, and where to find them in foods
  • More than 100 quick and easy recipes for a variety of diets ― including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free ― with nutritional information for each recipe
  • Suggestions and swaps (and other helpful tricks) to combat nausea and cravings
  • Eating guides that outline what to eat (or not) while pregnant, best food choices if you have gestational diabetes, foods that stimulate breast milk production, and much more!

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: a Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition. Holly Roberts, $21.95

With this unique and accessible handbook, you can be confident that your vegetarian pregnancy will be wonderfully beneficial for both you and your baby. Fulfilling every recommended nutritional guideline, Your Vegetarian Pregnancy is an authoritative guide to maintaining a healthy plant-based diet before, during, and after the birth of your child.

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Complete Booklist

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes. Cheryl Alkon, $27.50

Better Food for Pregnancy: Nutrition Guide Plus Over 125 Recipes for Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Daina Kalnins & Joanne Saab, $27.95

Eating for Two: the Complete Guide to Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond. Annabel Karmel, $27.00

Feed the Belly: the Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide. Frances Largeman-Roth, $20.99

Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family: a Blueprint for a Lifetime of Healthy Meals. La Leche League International, $24.00

Feeding the Bump: Nutrition & Recipes for Pregnancy. Lisa Neal, $28.95

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy: the Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy, 2nd Edition. Elizabeth Somer, $31.50

The Vegan Pregnancy Cookbook. Lorena Novak Bull & Jolinda Hackett, $17.95

Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide. Sayward Rebhal, $16.95

What to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy. Judith Brown, $24.95

What to Eat When You’re Pregnant and Vegetarian: the Complete Guide to Healthy Eating. Rana Conway, $17.99

The Whole 9 Months: a Week-by-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start. Jennifer Lang, $22.50

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: a Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition. Holly Roberts, $21.95

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For related titles, please see our booklists on Pregnancy & Childbirth; Breastfeeding; Twins & Higher Multiples; Postpartum Issues; Premature Babies; Fertility & Infertility; Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

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