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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 higWhen 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....

Title : Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition
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ISBN : 9780743224529
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Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition Reviews

  • jess
    2019-03-06 05:34

    This is probably the worst pregnancy book I have read so far. It seems to be a lot more about vegan pregnancy than vegetarian pregnancy, so I don't know why they didn't title it more appropriately. This book was possibly written for complete idiots, like, beyond idiotic idiots. For example, one of the FAQs is "I have so much annoying discharge, can I use a tampon to soak it up?" There is an entire section trying to convince you to have a vegan pregnancy, like vegan pregnancy can be healthy, vegan babies can be healthy, etc. This caused me to scratch my head while giant question marks floated around in the air. Shouldn't the people reading this book already be committed to a vegetarian pregnancy? Why the preaching and conversion efforts?Just skip this book. I am so glad my library had it so I didn't waste any money on it! Public library for the win, again! This book addresses multiple pregnancy rarely, and the only note about nutrition during a multiples pregnancy is to eat 300 extra calories a day. The author literally does not mention protein once in the section on twins. Not once! It's like, not even a concern. I strongly recommend Dr Barbara Luke's book on nutrition during multiples pregnancies for vegetarian multiple mamas. Her book has a section about vegetarian nutrition and has much better information about nutrition in general. When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads 3rd Edition: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy

  • Kat
    2019-02-21 04:30

    As a resourceful librarian planning for vegan motherhood, I have been scouring the slim pickings out there to see if a definitive guide for vegetarian/vegan pregnancy exists. While this is the closest title you will likely find, sadly I cannot recommend this as a definitive guide for non-newbie vegetarians/vegans like me that just want some solid information and reassurance for the months before, during, and after pregnancy. I didn't care for the disjointed and often repetitive Q&A format, the hippie Earth Goddess stuff, and the Veg 101 stuff that I've read a million times before. There were a few useful things here and there to use when meal-planning, but a lot of the information cited seems old and incomplete. That doesn't bring much piece of mind. General and more up-to-date pregnancy books like Eating for Pregnancy or even What to Expect have plenty of information that I've found to be more useful, and many even include special sidenotes or chapters for veg adaptations. My advice for other folks like me is to just be as well-read and informed as possible through a variety of sources.

  • Janet
    2019-03-02 08:18

    Helpful information for pregnancy at any stage even though its split into months. I like the post delivery info since so many books stop at delivery. I also like the approach to each chapter, a poem of sorts.

  • Marie Therese
    2019-03-08 12:17

    I wanted more info, not Q&A. The questions also didn't give me much insight.

  • Traci
    2019-03-15 05:16

    Wow, was this book awful... and not for the reasons most people would think. It was SO pro-vegetarian, and the logic given to support a vegetarian diet had limited basis in research, science, and sometimes not even common sense. I found it disconcerting that although this book was published in 2003, some of the research cited was older than me. I found most of the information neither credible nor valid. While I agree with the author that many vegetarians do consume more veggies and fruits in their diets than people who include meat in their diets, this doesn't mean that "meat eaters" do not eat any fruit or veggies (how ridiculous!), which is what the author frequently suggests in her argument to support vegetarianism as a healthier diet. I found this book very irksome and could not read it in its entireity because I thought I may harm someone (namely Len or the cat) when I would hurl the book across the room. And the encouragement to completely avoid caffeine and peanut butter during pregnancy because of the toxins they contain - puh-lease!!! 30-40 years ago women weren't given any limits on coffee or soda, no restrictions on deli meat or soft cheeses, and some drs. even recommended a glass of wine each evening as part of the prenatal regimen. Unless you want a guilt trip that will infuriate you, I would suggest skipping this book. Let me know if you need some extra material for your fireplace/firepit; I would be happy to oblige. :)

  • Bird
    2019-02-26 09:26

    First off, if you've read anything about vegetarian nutrition/lifestyle before, you're not going to find much (or any) new information in this book.Secondly, this book was more of a "what to expect" pregnancy book that just happens to cover the issue of vegetarians than a book dedicated to a vegetarian pregnancies.Thirdly, the book is quite repetitive, and the Q&A format didn't work, mainly because some of the questions were just ridiculous and over-the-top.Lastly, some of the research is outdated, and some of the advice is just awful. The author says women can use tampons to absorb any bothersome vaginal discharge that occurs during pregnancy. I'm pretty sure that's not recommended by most professionals.I only gave it two stars instead of one because I'm glad there are doctors out there who understand and support vegetarian pregnancies, and who understand that a woman can be just as healthy during her pregnancy by not eating meat.

  • Rashida
    2019-02-28 11:15

    Okay, looking back through it occurs to me that I've been vegetarian too long for this. An excellent resource for newbies, I just laugh at the "obviousness" of some of the advice now. The early chapter clearly delineating each vitamin/mineral and what foods best supply it is a handy quick reference, though.I don't pick this book up nearly as much as some of my other pregnancy books. She lost me with some of her earth mother, goddess child platitudes about the pregnancy experience. But, maybe I should skim again and see if there's anything helpful I should be picking out of this book.

  • Lauri
    2019-03-05 10:17

    This book does an AWESOME of job of dispelling the myth that you can't have a healthy vegan pregnancy. In fact, this book demonstrates why a vegan diet is the healthiest thing to do for you and your baby. It is just a **tiny** bit outdated with RDAs from 2003, but still LOADED with awesome nutritional information. Not only are the nutritional requirements, and food sources for each, given for each important vitamin and mineral and phase in your pregnancy, but there are lots of tips for what to eat to curb nausea, heartburn, and loads of other things.

  • Heather
    2019-03-10 11:38

    I'm glad I bought this book, but there is only one chapter that I've used, and that's the surprisingly slim chapter on nutrition. I really wanted more detailed information on how to consume 65 grams of protein a day without eating meat, and I did find it, but beyond that, I didn't find much useful information. The rest of the book is devoted to each month of a pregnancy with somewhat sub-par information that is usually completely unrelated to vegetarianism.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-22 09:40

    The nutritional information was excellent and incredibly informative. It gave me so much peace of mind that a healthy vegetarian/vegan pregnancy was more than possible. The pregnancy information was perhaps not as complete as it could've been. Especially if you are a first timer you'll need to invest in another pregnancy manual to give you more comprehensive information but this book was an excellent resource nonetheless.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-17 06:32

    (Non-Fiction: Pregnancy) This is a great book if it is the only pregnancy book a preggo gal is going to read. Or a preggo gal who is new to a healthy vegetarian diet. Having read lots of material on pregnancy and an entire book on pregnany prior to picking up this one, I found the information to be redundant. I also have a good grasp on a healthy vegetarian diet, so even the vegetarian info was much the same to me. I highly recommend this book to new vegetarians.

  • Bookista
    2019-03-18 09:39

    Most books on eating right during your pregnancy are moronic in the extreme, and, sadly, this book is no exception. Most of it is basic vegetarian nutrition that most healthy vegetarians know already.

  • Khinna
    2019-03-18 09:34

    This books is great for a vegetarian mother giving birth to her first child. However, I felt like I already knew all the information, facts, and developed questions. The book is broken up month-to-month, with baby developement and such. It, also, answered many questions for vegan mother.

  • Gillian
    2019-03-02 09:36

    I didn't get all the way through this. It was a little too *new age* for me and not as scientific as I was looking for when trying to figure out how to support a healthy pregnancy on a vegetarian diet.

  • Dawn
    2019-02-23 04:31

    Very informative and well written. Goes month by month to explain what to do as a vegetarian during pregnancy and what changes to expect as you go through this time.

  • Bear
    2019-02-24 04:35

    Curiosity made me read this.

  • Erika
    2019-03-11 07:32

    Very helpful book! Probably the most useful pregnancy book I've ready so far - I got a lot of tips and information for proper nutrition as a vegan while pregnant.