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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 A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based.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

Get this book

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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  • Francis J. Schappert
  • 2019-12-04

great knowledge

loved the content and info here. probably would've been great to have a hard copy but I loved learning and would recommend to all!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-21

Very pleasant listening!

Excellent and pleasant voice! The author herself is the narrator, so you can truly feel her passion when listening. See Amazon reviews for review on content.

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  • 2019-11-13

Fantastic!!

As a dietitian and certified diabetes educator myself, I SO appreciate Lily’s evidenced-based approach. This book provide clear guidelines based on the current research, rather than blindly adopting the Academy’s outdated recommendations. THANK YOU LILY!

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  • Heidi Duncan
  • 2019-10-01

FINALLY!

Evidence-based. Realistic. This long-overdue resource is a must-read for every pregnant woman. Lily nailed it!

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  • Katelyn
  • 2019-09-18

Great Evidence-based Book on Nutrition

I highly suggest listening to this book with a pen and paper! This is the best book on nutrition for planning to be, soon to be, or new mommas!

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  • Rebecca Slater
  • 2019-09-09

The book every pregnant woman should live by

I bought this book in hard copy and on audible. I wanted to be able to listen to it as well as have a hard copy to reference (and so my husband could read it too). I have learned so much about proper nutrition during my pregnancy. It was recommended by two different nurse midwives and a registered dietician. All of them saying it should have been part of their curriculum training. It has helped calm my nerves about what to eat and the why behind it. I highly recommend it!

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  • doxigrl
  • 2019-07-17

Great resource

loved it! very comprehensive and informative. Liked how it included topics related to but not just about nutrition.