What to Expect

What to Expect

Eating Well When You're Expecting

By Heidi Murkoff; Sharon Mazel

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761133261, 469pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2005

Announcing "Eating Well When You're Expecting," providing moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies.
A departure from its predecessor, "What to Eat When You re Expecting," which has 976,000 copies in print, "Eating Well "loses the whole-wheatier-than-thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: " Is it true I shouldn t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby's bloodstream? Help I m entering my second trimester, and I m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae can I indulge?" Guess what: the answer is yes.

About the Author
Heidi Murkoff is the author of the What to Expect(r) series of pregnancy and parenting books. She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and the WhatToExpect app, which reach over 11 million expecting and new parents, and the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies.

It all started with a baby...and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for "What to Expect When You're Expecting" during her first pregnancy, when she couldn't find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she'd turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for "What to Expect When You're Expecting "just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma. Dubbed the "pregnancy bible," the iconic "New York Times" bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include "Eating Well When You're Expecting", "What to Expect the First Year", "What to Expect Before You're Expecting "(a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the "What to Expect" family: "What to Expect the Second Year", the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages. In 2005, Heidi expanded the "What to Expect" (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com - the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of 3 million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and the WTE First Year Tracker. Heidi's passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literac