THE BOOK

The Bump to Baby Diet provides practical advice for mums-to-be on how eating a low-GI diet can help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy, avoid gestational diabetes and give your baby the best start in life. The authors, provide advice on how to optimise your diet for pre-conception, during pregnancy and once your baby has been born to ensure a healthy baby and a healthy mum.

The book includes information on:

  • why eating a healthy low-GI diet before you conceive is important
  • what to be aware of once you’re eating for two, including key nutrients for pregnancy and food safety
  • dealing with common pregnancy problems such as morning sickness and constipation
  • achieving a healthy weight gain during pregnancy
  • the importance of blood glucose levels in pregnancy and why gestational diabetes is a big deal
  • breastfeeding and introducing solids
  • low GI eating guidelines for pregnancy, including sample menu plans
  • exercise tips for pregnancy
  • 50 quick and easy pregnancy-friendly recipes

THE AUTHORS

Jennie Brand-Miller is Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. She holds a Personal Chair in the School of Molecular Bioscience and leads the nutrition division of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise, and Eating Disorders. Affectionately known as ‘the queen of the glycemic index’, she is acknowledged worldwide for her expertise on carbohydrates and health. In 1981 the very first paper to mention the glycemic index accidentally landed on her desk and precipitated a project for an honours student.  Since then Jennie and her team have played a key role on the world stage in establishing the scientific validity, benefits and practicalities of the glycemic index. Twenty books and over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles over a space of 30 years makes her eminently qualified to give you all the facts you need to put a healthy low GI diet into practice.

Dr Kate Marsh is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, with a PhD in Nutrition and  Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. Kate works in private practice in Sydney, Australia and has a particular interest in PCOS and diabetes, including gestational diabetes, having worked with thousands of women with these conditions over the years. Kate is also co-author of The Low GI Diet for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, the Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook and the Low GI Diet for Gluten-Free Cooking and writes regularly for a number of publications including Diabetic Living Magazine.

Professor Robert Moses is the Director of Metabolic Themes at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong and Director of Diabetes Services. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the diabetes field and is an acknowledged national and international authority on the topic of diabetes and pregnancy. He has researched and published extensively on the problems of gestational diabetes and has always had a great interest and enthusiasm for the beneficial effects of a low GI diet during pregnancy. This interest came about with his desire to reduce the number of women with gestational diabetes who needed to start on insulin injections. He believes that better pregnancy outcomes and a lower rate of insulin use could be obtained with the use of a low GI diet.