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Real Food for Pregnancy

Written by: Lily Nichols
Narrated by: Lily Nichols
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. 

Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby's development. There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Lily Nichols (P)2018 Lily Nichols

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So helpful and comforting!

I started listening to this book as soon as I found out I was pregnant. There is SO much information, I will likely re-read a few chapters. After one week I already feel so knowledgable and ready to face this pregnancy. This is written in a way that is easy to understand and from a perspective that understands what we are going through. Listening to this book never made me feel ashamed, guilty, or convicted for poor health choices, but instead made me feel knowledgable, comforted, and motivated to take care of myself and my baby.

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Every woman should have this information.

This is a thoroughly researched, up to date, source of nutrition information for pregnancy. Well done.

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amazing book

so well written and a must read for any Mama to be. I will reread this book again to absorb all the juicy content.

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Worth basing policies on

This book is essential to making healthy and thriving new humans. Lily Nichols did such an amazing job at compiling and communicating the research showing evidence for whole food, and natural sources of nutrients. I will absolutely recommend this to all the ladies I know who want to have babies.
The author manages to stay engaging all along, which can be challenging for a nutrition book.
It's a great way to connect with yourself when preparing to be a mother.

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  • Kelsey Heiser
  • 2018-11-16

EVERYONE should read this!

This book is filled with amazing information about nutrition that is great for anyone to read, not just pregnant women.

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  • cgrl
  • 2019-06-11

Finally, something REAL!

Finally, something REAL! I have been looking for an updated guide on nutrition for women of child bearing years. This is IT! Mrs Nichols shares ideas for preconception, pregnancy, and for breast feeding (which is often overlooked). I am very pleased with the research she has put into creating this guide. This is my new "go to" and it is the book I shall recommend to friends and clients.

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  • Nicole Picciotti
  • 2018-10-26

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I just finished this audio book and only wish I had it prior to my first pregnancy. At least I feel better informed when trying to conceive #2 and feel much better about providing my growing children with the nourishment that they need. I think all Americans should read this book, not only women, and not only pregnant woman. I'm saying this because the "Standard American Diet" is pathetic. I have been a self-proclaimed foodie for over 20 years. I love ethnic foods and have a great respect for cultures that focus on fresh ingredients and actually cooking. I love that the book references other cultures and the foods they incorporated during conception and pregnancy. I think our culture has become one that relies on a quick pill to fix everything and a vitamin to nourish us. If you are someone that enjoys food and cooking and wants to provide the best for your body and your baby's body, read this book! My only regret is that I didn't buy the hard book as it would be a great resource to refer back to with future questions.

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  • Mary Davis
  • 2020-03-09

Such great information.

I loved listening to this book on audible. Granted I wish I had both a hard and audible copy. But it was so informative. There is a lot of info to take in so be ready to take notes! I recommend this book to all of my expecting or pregnant friends bc she gives you realistic, researched based and real life advice without feeling like you’re left with nothing to eat!

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  • brandon cole
  • 2020-02-02

Essential

Wow! I am so impressed by this incredible book! The author does an amazing job at giving great detail in plain English. An absolute must for pregnant and new moms!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-01-21

indispensable

So much good information! Lily sounds a bit reserved in the first couple chapters; as she gets into it, she seems to be more comfortable reading her book outloud. Stick with it!

The information is helpful for pregnancy (plus pre & post), but I also found it to just be sound all-around nutritional advice. I bought a hard copy to have on hand as reference too!

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  • Ashley Shaw
  • 2020-01-20

Science based nutrition information!

Here's the thing about nutrition in today's world of fast information, you never know where it's coming from and who you can trust. Lily really did her research, and when coupled with her practical experience, is truly a source to be trusted. As a registered dietitian my self I use Lily's recommendations for my own clients when appropriate and recommend this book to them as well.

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  • ben
  • 2020-01-11

A must have for every expecting couple!

My husband and I listened to this book together. Not only did it offer a plethora of helpful and insightful information it was also acted as a guide for us on important conversations surrounding parenting. I would highly recommend this book if you want research backed knowledge on how to care for yourself and your baby! The most ideal time to read this book is before you conceive and then read it again throughout your pregnancy. I read it after conceiving and so wish I would have looked at it sooner. Thank you so much to Lily for writing this book!!

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  • Lora
  • 2019-12-23

Excellent comprehensive guide to pregnancy and the fourth trimester

I cannot recommend this book enough to someone who is planning a pregnancy pregnant or a new mom! I have a background in functional nutrition and integrative health and still learned a ton from Lily. She expertly distills current research leaving you with practical and actionable advice. She is painstakingly evidence-based and I very much appreciated that. I will definitely be rereading this!

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  • Christine
  • 2019-12-21

GreAt audiobook

Informative and noteworthy. I learned so much about household products and dangers to mine and my baby’s health! But she emphasizes the ways you can take care of both of you with positively reminding that life is a journey.