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Acknowledgements Preface Chapter 1: Good Nutrition Begins Before Birth What¿s in this book What do we really know? Pregnancy is a great time to change for the better Healthy mothers, healthy babies Chapter 2: How to Prepare for Pregnancy Reach a healthy weight before pregnancy Take a folic acid supplement every day Begin to improve your diet Reach a healthy activity level Address unhealthy habits Get any medical conditions under control Improving your fertility with nutrition Planning for pregnancy: The bottom line Chapter 3: Chapter 3: How Pregnancy Works What it takes to make a baby The first trimester: laying the foundation The second trimester: Growing and growing The third trimester: Preparing for life outside Understanding fetal nutrition Your health in pregnancy Chapter 4: Why Fetal Health Lasts a Lifetime Metabolism and health The origins of fetal programming Disease can be a result of incorrect planning How programming works Putting the hypothesis to the test What does fetal programming mean for you? Fetal programming: The bottom line Chapter 5: Eating Well for Your Baby-to-Be Special needs in pregnancy Make food choices that maximize nutrients The beauty of balance How to bring your diet into balance Managing food cravings Nausea and vomiting Eating well during pregnancy: The bottom line Chapter 6: What to Avoid While Pregnant Alcohol Smoking Caffeine Recreational drugs Medications Artificial sweeteners Fish, omega-3 fatty acids, and mercury¿a double-edged sword? Infections: listeriosis and toxoplasmosis Keeping your environment healthy during pregnancy Chapter 7: Dietary supplements ¿ What¿s good and what¿s bad Prenatal vitamins Fish oil/DHA supplements Herbal supplements Other nutritional supplements Supplements in pregnancy: The bottom line Chapter 8: Why Weight Matters A mother¿s weight gain influences her baby¿s health Your target weight gain The timing of weight gain Should you limit excessive weight gain? Being overweight in pregnancy How can you improve poor weight gain? Weight gain in pregnancy: The bottom line Chapter 9: How to Stay Active, Safely What is exercise? Why exercise in pregnancy is different The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Cardiovascular exercise Stretches for pregnancy Muscle Rx Exercises and activities to avoid How to exercise safely Physical activity during pregnancy: The bottom line Chapter 10: Recipes and meal planning Making healthy foods convenient Power snacks The Ins and Outs of Eating Out Recipes Chapter 11: Eating Well After Pregnancy Choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed How lactation works Tips for breastfeeding The working mom Nutrition during lactation Can a mother¿s diet cause allergies or intestinal problems in her baby? Losing weight after pregnancy Exercising after pregnancy Recovering after caesarian section Good nutrition for the long term Nutrition After Pregnancy: The Bottom Line References
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Pregnancy -- Nutritional aspects -- Popular works.
Pregnant women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.