What to Eat When You're Expecting Author:Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway This mother-and-daughters team, authors of What to Expect When You're Expecting, present what they call the Best-Odds Diet, a clear, well-informed and easy-to-follow plan that places emphasis on lean protein, plenty of calcium, vitamin C and other minerals and vitamins. (Scaled down, this diet could enhance any body's health anytime.) Da... more »ily requirements are calculated in servings. Ice cream and pickles, as well as any other sugary, salty and overly processed foods, are frowned upon by the authors, but allowances for "cheating" are made. The book proceeds from the needs of mother and fetus to changing eating habits to problems like morning sickness and heartburn and what a vegetarian mother should do to ensure correct nutrition. One-hundred tasty and practical recipes follow.« less
Please be aware that some of the older versions of this book have information about diet in them that proved to be dangerous to pregnant women and their developing children. The more recent editions have been revised.
Be very careful with the eating recommendations in this book. They recommend almost no fat for the mother while pregnant. This results in an extremely thin baby. My child is a teen and is still thin, whereas my other child, who I ate normally while pregnant with, is normal weight. Just my opinion, of course, but take this book with a grain of salt.