“I’m a terrible mother,” one of my patients told me last year. “And I haven’t even had the baby yet!” Confused, I asked her to explain. “It’s about food,” she admitted. “After every bite, I worry about whether or not it’s good for baby. And then I feel worse, because I worry whether it’s good for me. I’m eating for two but don’t want to look and feel like it!”
As a mother of two, I know how she feels. There are few times more joyous in a woman’s life than when she learns she’s pregnant—and few times as anxious as her first meal afterwards, when the uncertainty kicks in over what to eat. That’s why I wrote Eat This, Not That! When You’re Expecting. As an OB/GYN with a full-time practice—not to mention in my roles as Chief Women’s Health Correspondent at ABC News, and as co-host of The Doctors—it’s my mission to give you the most accessible, up-to-date and actionable information to ensure you stay healthy during your pregnancy, and have a beautiful, bouncy bundle of joy at the end. (And I’ve delivered more than 1,500 of them!)
That’s why my book tells you exactly which brand-names to buy at the supermarket, the precise dishes to order at your favorite restaurants and which delicious meals to cook at home, with complete trimester-by-trimester meal plans for a healthy, happy baby—and you.
For starters, you can check out these 8 Crazy Pregnancy Myths I hear most—and the fact behind the fiction.
When you’re done with that, you can move onto The Scariest Chemicals for Pregnant Women, The Worst Mistake to Make When You’re Pregnant, Foods to Avoid When You’re Pregnant, and the Worst Foods for Fertility.
Incorporate this easy advice into your daily diet, and you’ll look and feel better than ever, pregnant or not! And remember: For the first-ever doctor-recommended plan for baby and you, don’t miss Eat This, Not That! When You’re Expecting—available now!