The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start

The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start

The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start

The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start


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What to eat—and what not to—when you're eating for two

Jerry Seinfeld's fictional dentist Tim Whatley famously converted to Judaism "for the jokes," but if OB-GYN and mother of three, Dr. Jennifer Lang, created The Whole 9 Months to be your all-in-one nutrition-based pregnancy resource, setting the standard in pregnancy books with:
  • A nutritional master class in why the foods you choose matter so much to your baby's development, essential baby-building nutrients, and daily consumption needs
  • A week-by-week breakdown of your pregnancy progress and important milestones for fetal growth and changes in your body
  • A shopping guide for what foods to buy organic to avoid potentially harmful hormones and pesticides
  • 100+ classic dishes and new recipes to nourish your body and your baby, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options
  • Advice and tips for nausea, cravings, and other common pregnancy symptoms

A happy, healthy baby starts with a happy, healthy mom and the smart nutritional advice found in this pregnancy cookbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943451487
Publisher: Callisto Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 119,300
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

JENNIFER LANG, MD, is the cofounder and creator of Buzz llc, a social impact tech start-up working to address the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses. She received her medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she received the Dean’s Award: “Holding Promise for the Future of Medicine.” She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She practiced as a board-certified ob-gyn and gynecologic oncologist, specializing in integrative and preventative medicine, and minimally invasive and robotic surgery. In 2013, she cofounded an international medical nonprofit that delivers cervical cancer prevention services to women in resource-poor countries. Since then, the nonprofit has grown to support 80 clinics spanning Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. She is the author of The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start, and mother of three intelligent (and slightly precocious) kids, who always ask the hardest questions.

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Excerpt from the Foreword by Jessica Alba:

Dr. Jennifer Lang and I have very similar health rules for moms: Know exactly what's going into and on your body. Creating a safe environment for your baby begins the day your baby begins to grow in the womb. As you’ll learn in The Whole 9 Months, the food choices you make can have lasting effects on the long-term health of your children, including their brain and organ development, and even their future food preferences. Plus, how you eat during pregnancy can lay the foundation for good eating habits for life. Just think: if you develop their penchant for veggies early on, you probably won’t have to create a kids’ meal and an adult meal—you will all be eating the same thing!

It can be daunting to sift through the claims on food packaging and to try to figure out what will nourish your family and what’s just a gimmick developed to make you believe that a processed, additive-laden food is a smart choice. That’s where this book comes in. Dr. Lang focuses on what you can and should eat—she’s done all the hard work of research and makes choosing healthy food for yourself and your baby so very easy. It’s the book I wish I’d had with my pregnancies with Honor and Haven.

As moms and health activists, Dr. Lang and I are crusaders for healthy eating and safer non-toxic home products. We both know the joys and anxieties of pregnancy firsthand, and I’m thrilled that Dr. Lang has put her valuable knowledge into these pages. This book provides fact-based advice that you can trust from a doctor who is also a mom. With this book in your hand, you are on your way to putting your health first and setting your baby up for lifelong wellness.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Eating in Pregnancy
Chapter 1: Healthy Baby, Happy Mama
• Growing a Healthy Baby
• Good for Baby, Good for You
• Eating When You Don’t Feel Like It
• Soften the Side Effects
• Cravings and Aversions
• Staying Active
• Drowning Out the Noise
[Sidebar] The Science Shows
[Callout] FAQs
[Callout] Fast Facts

Chapter 2: Healthy Eating for Two
• The Whole Truth, Nothing But
• Basic Principles for Healthy Eating
• Checking the Scale
• Key Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy
• Macronutrients
• Vegan and Vegetarian Diets
• Vital Vitamins
• Essential Minerals

[Sidebar] Reading Food Labels
[Sidebar] Eating for Three (Or More)
[Sidebar] Nutrition in a Pill?
[Info Graphic] Pregnancy Safe Eating
[Info Graphic] What’s in a Prenatal Vitamin?
[Info Graphic] Daily Building Blocks
[Callout] FAQs
[Callout] Fast Facts

Part 2: Pregnancy, Week by Week
Chapter 3: First Trimester
Chapter 4: Second Trimester
Chapter 5: Third Trimester
Chapter 6: Fourth Trimester

Part 3: Recipes
Chapter 7: Breakfast
Chapter 8: Snacks
Chapter 9: Soups & Stews (include broths for morning sickness)
Chapter 10: Salads
Chapter 10: Vegetarian Entrees
Chapter 11: Fish & Seafood Entrees
Chapter 12: Meat & Poultry Entrees
Chapter 13: Desserts

Appendix A: Conversion Tables
Appendix B: Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen
Recipe Index
Author Bio
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