SuperFoods Rx for Pregnancy
The Right Choices For A Healthy, Smart, Super Baby
By Steven Pratt, M.D.
Every woman knows that the nutritional and lifestyle choices she makes during pregnancy can significantly impact her own health and that of her child. But did you know that those same choices can also affect your ability to conceive and continue to affect your own health as well as the health and wellbeing of your baby after birth? In SuperFoods Rx for Pregnancy, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Steven Pratt uses the groundbreaking approach of SuperFoods Rx and draws on the latest scientific research to help you meet the nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle needs of your baby and yourself—starting before conception and taking you through the critical first months of your baby’s life.
- Identifies the 25 SuperFoods you need to eat for optimal health before, during, and after pregnancy, and that may increase fertility
- Shares surprising, scientifically validated discoveries about how to avoid environmental toxins that could have a negative impact on your baby’s health in the womb
- Provides specific how-to information about the SuperNutrients that help to lower your risk of complications during pregnancy and your baby’s risk for many chronic diseases later in life
- Makes it clear that the nutrition and lifestyle choices women make during this time will significantly affect their health and longevity after they reach menopause
Dr. Steven Pratt’s New York Times bestsellers, SuperFoods Rx and SuperFoods Healthstyle introduced legions of people to the scientific evidence that eating specific foods can help us live longer, healthier lives. Now he goes one step further, applying his vast knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle choices to the many ways that moms- and dads-to-be can affect their babies’ lifelong health even before they are born.
Dr. Pratt talks about two important SuperFoods, wild Alaska seafood and Wild Blueberries
“This book exemplifies the concept that pregnancy is a “wellness” rather than an illness. What we can do to make ourselves healthier and encounter fewer problems in pregnancy is extremely well outlined in this book. A tremendous range of questions relating to health, nutrition and pregnancy are thoroughly covered in a very readable format. I was very impressed with the content and its presentation.”
Dr. Steven Drosman, M.D., FACOG, former chief of staff of Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
“SuperFoods Rx for Pregnancy is chock full of delicious recipes and information designed to support vibrant health for both mothers and babies.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Dr. Pratt has made an intense study of the benefits of lifestyle and healthy eating, published in several popular books. Following the common-sense principles in this practical, well-researched book—SuperFoods Rx for Pregnancy: The Right Choices for a Healthy, Smart, Super Baby—will result in an increased chance that you, your kids, or your patients can conceive, bear, and raise a healthy child and will personally live long and well enough to enjoy the grandchildren. I heartily recommend it to anyone in their childbearing years.”
Victor S. Sierpina, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch; Director, Medical Student Education