Recently, I was asked to read Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols. This is an in-depth look at the nutritional needs of the pregnant woman while also giving sound, reasonable advice. How I wish this book was around during my first pregnancy!
Nichols, also the author of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, offers read advice on food, supplements, and meal planning for an optimal healthy pregnancy. In addition, her book goes beyond that including toxins to avoid, common pregnancy testing related to nutrition, exercise, pregnancy expectations, and the the not often discussed postpartum period. She also includes a recipe appendix loaded with yummy recipes that I'm dying to try!
I highly recommend this book to women who are pregnant, who hope to become pregnant, and who have recently been pregnant.
Adina Nelson, CD(DONA)
I am a birth & postpartum doula and chlidbirth educator practicing in North Idaho.
She was there every step of the way for me and my husband...I thank Adina for everything she helped us with. She truly is a special person and we will be forever grateful for her! ~Erin