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.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 379
Weight: 2000 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm
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)
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