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Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate Collection

Our list of some of the best Pregnancy Nutrition books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition (2018)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionPrenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development. There has never been a more…
Author(s): Lily Nichols

2. The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start (2016)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate Collection“I’m thrilled that Dr. Lang has put her valuable knowledge into these pages. With this book in your hand, you are on your way to putting your health first and setting your baby up for lifelong wellness.”―JESSICA ALBA, co-founder of The Honest CompanyGood for baby, good for you: Every mom-to-be knows how important it is to pick the right foods when you’re eating for two―but the information overload on pre-natal nutrition can be stressful and time-consuming. The Whole Nine Months is your all-in-one pregnancy book with simple nutritional guidelines, up-to-date pregnancy research, and real mom-to-mom…
Author(s): Lang MD, Jennifer , Angelo White MS RD, Dana, et al.

3. Eating for Pregnancy: Your Essential Month-by-Month Nutrition Guide and Cookbook (2019)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionEating for Pregnancy is the ultimate no-nonsense nutrition guide and cookbook for moms-to-be. Every pregnant woman understands that what she eats and drinks affects the baby growing within her. Yet many of them don’t have the time or energy to ensure they’re always eating right. The guide walks readers through pregnancy month-by-month to cover developmental highlights, body changes, and nutritional needs of the mother and baby. Each chapter shares delicious, healthful recipes that put a special emphasis on the nutrients that mother and baby need that month, during preconception,…
Author(s): Catherine Jones, Rose Ann Hudson, et al.

4. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate Collectionon her YouTube channel and even more on MamaNatural.com, Howland's (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week pregnancy & childbirth book from a perspective.For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guides are , or written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the medical model of birth. . A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve…
Author(s): Genevieve Howland

5. What to Eat When You’re Pregnant: A Week-by-Week Guide to Support Your Health and Your Baby’s Development (2015)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionNew research suggests that the foods you eat during pregnancy can have lasting effects on your baby’s brain development and behavior, as well as your waistline. Drawing from the fields of medicine, nutrition, and psych­ology, this easy-­to-follow guide, which also includes 50 recipes, gives you a clear understanding of what your body really needs and how certain foods contribute to the development of a healthy and happy baby….
Author(s): Avena PhD, Nicole M.

6. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too! (2011)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionWomen looking for authoritative, accurate information from a reputable source will appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. It provides hundreds of pages of helpful information parents can use. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth and month-by-month changes for mom, a 40-week pregnancy calendar, a symptoms guide, and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also receive advice on how to get pregnant, meal planning, exercise, medication use and parenthood. Plus, you’ll find…
Author(s): the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic

7. Eat This, Not That! When You’re Expecting: The Doctor Recommended Plan for Baby and You (2016)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe authoritative, must-have healthy-eating guide for pregnant women, from America's most trusted OBGYN and the mega-selling authors of Eat This, Not That! Tired of worrying about what you should be eating for your baby–and for you? Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief women's health correspondent for ABC News, has delivered 1,500 happy, healthy babies, and now she is here to help yours. Eat This, Not That When You are Expecting features trimester by trimester meal plans, detail restaurant, by restaurant guides, and aisle-by-aisle supermarket swaps–not to mention easy, delicious recipes that satisfy every…
Author(s): Ashton MD, Jennifer

8. Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach (2015)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionGetting diagnosed with gestational diabetes is scary, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Imagine easily managing your blood sugar, effortlessly gaining the right amount of weight during your pregnancy, and giving birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. This can be you! Real Food for Gestational Diabetes offers an alternative to the conventional nutrition approach that embraces nutrient-dense and delicious foods that nourish you and baby without causing high blood sugar. With the wrong information (or no information at all), far too many women are left alone struggling with erratic blood sugar and excessive weight…
Author(s): Lily Nichols

9. We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook (2018)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom first-time dad to all-time great parent and partnerBeing a great first-time dad doesn’t mean being perfect, it means approaching and participating in the pregnancy experience with confidence. From easy-to-understand stats on the mommy and baby, to discussing and designing a birthing plan, We’re Pregnant! The First-Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook provides insightful, in-depth suggestions on how to be an ideal partner, and become a fully-prepared parent.We’re Pregnant! The First-Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook gives the first-time…
Author(s): Adrian Kulp

10. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2016)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionWith 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today. This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect’s trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy…
Author(s): Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

11. The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition: Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices (2014)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionEvery mother wants the best for her unborn child, from the baby’s conception to birth. What’s more, every mother wants clear, straightforward information delivered in a calm, empowering voice from someone who knows the facts. Enter Dr. Aviva Jill Romm, an expert in natural childbirth with more than twenty years of experience in both alternative and allopathic medicine. In this newly revised third edition, Dr. Romm takes a holistic approach, emphasizing natural remedies wherever possible and providing up-to-date advice on herbs that promote wellness during…
Author(s): Aviva Jill Romm, Ina May Gaskin

12. 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide (2018)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhile your body is doing the important work of growing your baby, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver nails down exactly what to do to prepare for your little one’s big debut.First-time moms have plenty to be grateful for ―and plenty to worry about. Centered on what’s most important to expecting moms, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver narrows the vast field of pregnancy advice to 50 specific, proactive steps for confidence and peace of mind before baby arrives. Unlike other pregnancy books for first time moms, this book includes only what is necessary and…
Author(s): Jill Krause, Robert MD, Sara A.

13. The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality (2017)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels—and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years.Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism—as well as her own personal experience—to…
Author(s): Kimberly Ann Johnson

14. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious Recipes to Satisfy You, Nourish Baby, and Combat Common Pregnancy Discomforts (2016)

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate CollectionEverybody tells pregnant women what they can’t eat. Now, certified nutritionists and registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh are here to tell them what they should! Featuring recipes for wholesome, unprocessed meals and snacks, accompanied by nutritional breakdowns and tips for the best ways to alleviate pesky pregnancy symptoms, Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook is the go-to guide for new moms throughout pregnancy and after.Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook is the perfect guide for pregnant women. Full of humor, heart, and wisdom, it promotes clean eating and the idea that using food as medicine is…
Author(s): Stephanie Clarke, Willow Jarosh

Best Pregnancy Nutrition Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some pregnancy nutrition books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy

Author(s): Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, Sarah C. Couch, John P. Kirwan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Humana Press, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251792

Nutrition and lifestyle for pregnancy and breastfeeding

Author(s): Peter D Gluckman; Mark A Hanson; Yap Seng Chong; Anne Bardsley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 35 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1306455

Metabolic Syndrome and Complications of Pregnancy: The Potential Preventive Role of Nutrition

Author(s): Enrico Ferrazzi, Barry Sears (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1376266

Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Author(s): Peter Gluckman; Mark Hanson; Chong Yap Seng; Anne Bardsley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1499439

Super Easy Drinks, Soups, and Smoothies for a Healthy Pregnancy: Quick and Delicious Meals-on-the-Go Packed with the Nutrition You and Your Baby Need

Author(s): Fiona Wilcock M.S. R.P.H.Nutr.
Publisher: Fair Winds Press, Year: 2012, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1040102

Eating for Two: The Complete Guide to Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond

Author(s): Annabel Karmel
Publisher: Ebury, Year: 2012, Size: 30 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1508941

Pregnancy cooking and nutrition for dummies

Author(s): Tara Gidus
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2011, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 910600

Maternal-Fetal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation

Author(s): Michael E. Symonds MD, Margaret M. Ramsay MA MD MRCP MRCOG
Publisher: , Year: 2010, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 495581

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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