Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy

Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy

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This is an easy-to-use handbook written for the clinician and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. The authors provide historical perspective and background to support recommendations which are provided in each chapter. Importantly for the practitioners, recommendations and guidelines have been summarized and provided in tables that are easy to locate and interpret. This book discusses relevant topics in the scientific community such as determining to what extent prenatal and perinatal environmental factors are linked to childhood and adult obesity and chronic diseases.show more

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  • Hardback | 379 pages
  • 256.54 x 431.8 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 72 Tables, black and white; XVIII, 379 p.
  • 1588298345
  • 9781588298348

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From the reviews: "This book summarizes evidence and practice recommendations for nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. ... It is written for health professionals working in obstetrics including physicians, nurses, and dieticians. Those currently practicing and those in training can both benefit from this book. ... This is a very practical and useful book for health professionals caring for pregnant women. ... This book is well organized and provides relevant information for both low-risk and high-risk obstetric care providers." (Gilad A. Gross, Doody's Review Service, October, 2008) "This is an extremely comprehensive book on nutrition during pregnancy and is both easy to read as a whole plus to dip into for information. ... The Nutrition and Health series ... provide information to health professionals that is up to date. This book certainly does that - it covers nutritional requirements and guidelines for pregnancy ... . Innovative information on nutritional requirements and also exercise is provided ... . This is an ideal book for the library of anyone dealing with nutrition in pregnancy." (Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 39 (5), 2009)show more

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Written for the clinician and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel pregnant women and women of child-bearing age, Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy is an excellent and easy-to-use resource in the practical form of a handbook. In Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy, the authors provide historical perspective and background to support recommendations which are provided in each chapter, importantly for the practitioners, recommendations and guidelines have been summarized and provided in tables that are easy to locate and interpret. This book discusses relevant topics in the scientific community such as determining to what extent prenatal and perinatal environmental factors are linked to childhood and adult obesity and chronic diseases. This book also examines issues that are common to both the developed and the developing worlds and includes chapters that are specific to nutritional and reproductive factors seen mainly in developing countries. These chapters discuss contemporary issues that impact both the woman and the developing infant. Also covered in several chapters is a review of nutritional as well as physiological factors that either increase or decrease the potential for high risk pregnancies such as gestational diabetes mellitus, Type I and Type II diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, anemia, and so forth. Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy is a comprehensive volume that includes up-to-date information in chapters written by the leaders in the fields of diet, nutrients, ingredients, environmental factors and physiological consequences addressing the needs of women of childbearing potential and pregnant women.show more

Table of contents

Part 1: Nutrient and Health Needs During Normal Pregnancy Chapter 1 Nutrient Recommendations and Dietary Guidelines for Pregnant Women Lorrene D. Ritchie, PhD and Janet C. King, PhD Chapter 2 Optimal Weight Gain Grace A. Falciglia, PhD, RD and Kristin H. Coppage, MD Chapter 3 Physical Activity and Exercise in Pregnancy Rose Catanzaro, MS, RD, LD and Raul Artal, MD Chapter 4 Food, Folklore and Flavor Preference Development Catherine A. Forestell, PhD and Julie A. Mennella, PhD Part 2: Nutrient Needs and Factors Related to High Risk Pregnancy Chapter 5 Obesity and Pregnancy Sarah C. Couch, PhD, RD and Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD Chapter 6 Pregnancy and Weight Loss Surgery Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS and Amy Fleishman , MS, RD, CDN Chapter 7 Nutrition in Multifetal Pregnancy Elliot H. Philipson, MD Chapter 8 Adolescent Pregnancy: Where Do we Start? Linda Bloom, CNM, ND and Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSD Chapter 9 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa During Pregnancy Sharon M. Nickols-Richardson, PhD, RD Chapter 10 Diabetes and Pregnancy Alyce M. Thomas, PhD, RD Chapter 11 Preeclampsia Lana K. Wagner, MD, Larry Leeman, MD, MPH, and Sarah Gopman, MD Chapter 12 HIV Katherine Kunstel, RD, CNSD Part 3: Special Diets, Supplements and Specific Nutrients During Pregnancy Chapter 13 Popular Diets Nancy Rodriguez, PhD and Michelle Price Judge, PhD, RD Chapter 14 Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy: Need, Efficacy, and Safety Mary Frances Picciano, PhD and Michelle Kay McGuire, PhD Chapter 15 Vegetarian Diets Ann Reed Mangels, PhD, RD Chapter 16 Iron Requirements and Adverse Outcomes John Beard, PhD Chapter 17 Fotate: A Key to Optimal Pregnancy Outcome Beth Thomas Falls, PhD, RD and Lynn B. Bailey, PhD Part 4: The Postpartum Period Chapter 18 Nutrition Issues During Lactation Deborah L. O'Connor, PhD, Lisa A. Houghton, PhD, RD and Kelly L. Sherwood, MScRD Chapter 19 Postpartum Depression and the Role of Nutritional Factors Michelle Price Judge, PhD, RD and Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Part 5: The Developing World Chapter 20 Implications of the Nutrition Transition in the Nutritional Status on Pregnant Women Jaime Rozowski,PhD and Carmen Gloria Parodi, MsC Chapter 21 Nutrition and Maternal Survival in Developing Countries Parul Christian, PhD Chapter 22 Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Developing Countries Usha Ramakrishnan, PhD and Beth Imhoff-Kunsch, MPH Chapter 23 Micronutrient Status and Pregnancy Outcomes in HIV-infected Women Saurabh Mehta, MD, MS Julia Finkelstein, MPH, and Wafaie Fawzi, MBBS, DrPHshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "This book summarizes evidence and practice recommendations for nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. ... It is written for health professionals working in obstetrics including physicians, nurses, and dieticians. Those currently practicing and those in training can both benefit from this book. ... This is a very practical and useful book for health professionals caring for pregnant women. ... This book is well organized and provides relevant information for both low-risk and high-risk obstetric care providers." (Gilad A. Gross, Doody's Review Service, October, 2008) "This is an extremely comprehensive book on nutrition during pregnancy and is both easy to read as a whole plus to dip into for information. ... The Nutrition and Health series ... provide information to health professionals that is up to date. This book certainly does that - it covers nutritional requirements and guidelines for pregnancy ... . Innovative information on nutritional requirements and also exercise is provided ... . This is an ideal book for the library of anyone dealing with nutrition in pregnancy." (Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 39 (5), 2009)show more