Recipes During Pregnancy


What to Eat When You’re Pregnant: A Week-By Week Guide to Support Your Health and Your Baby’s Development ($16.99, 230 pp) by Nicole M. Avena, Ph.D., contains over 50 recipes to help expecting moms meet their baby’s nutritional needs in the womb.

This guide to healthy eating while pregnant gives a breakdown of the most medically sound nutrition for moms-to-be, while taking into account the impact of hormonal ebbs and flows that can make eating right a challenge. Dr. Avena explores controversial topics such as the link between prenatal diet and disorders like ADHD, autism, and childhood obesity. Being a mom herself, she also tackles issues like cravings, baby weight, and avoiding harmful information often given to pregnant women.

Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 6001 Shellmound St. #450, Emeryville, CA 94608,

Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 10/13/15