Dr Rana Conway – MadeForMums Nutritionist

Nutritionist Dr Rana Conway is an expert in pregnancy diet and health and author of 5 books

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Meet our nutritionist

With more than 15 years of experience as a registered nutritionist, Dr Rana Conway is a leading figure in pregnancy diet and nutrition for childhood.

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Rana has been awarded a PhD for her research into the diets of pregnant women, which focused on women’s concerns about weight gain and the adequacy of vegetarian diets.

She has also researched problems relating to iron deficiency, and acted as a consultant for University College London on a study looking at weaning practices among mums in low-income groups.

With five books already under her belt, Rana is now working on a recipe book aimed at mums-to-be in each stage of pregnancy. 

Read more about Dr Rana Conway.

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Weaning Made Easy: Recipes by Dr Rana Conway

Rana’s latest book – Weaning Made Easy: Recipes – was published in April 2014 and includes 150 simple and tasty ideas for spoon feeding and baby-led weaning.

The book includes:

  • Food charts of what foods to introduce and when
  • Weekly meal planners for a varied and balanced diet
  • Clear dos and don’ts and FAQs for each age
  • Recipes suitable for food allergies or intolerances
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What to Eat When You’re Pregnant and Vegetarian

What to Eat When You’re Pregnant and Vegetarian was published in 2013 and is a no-nonsense guide to keeping your baby safe and providing the ideal fuel for growth and development.

The book includes:

  • Checklists on preparing for pregnancy and pre-conception advice
  • Guidelines on alcohol and caffeine
  • Tips on how to handle morning sickness
  • Advice on how to get enough nutrients, including protein, omega 3s and iron
  • How to achieve a healthy weight gain and how to lose it sensibly afterwards
  • The most up-to-date advice on what foods affect a baby’s development, allergy-proofing your baby and what you should and shouldn’t eat while breastfeeding
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What to Eat When You’re Pregnant includes an A-Z of foods

What to Eat When You’re Pregnant, including an A-Z of what’s safe and what’s not, was first published in 2008, with an updated version out in 2011.

The book includes:

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  • A unique, updated A-Z of food and drink – the ultimate handy, quick reference
  • Guidelines on alcohol and caffeine, with full explanation
  • Advice for vegetarian mothers-to-be and those on special diets
  • Tips on how to handle morning sickness
  • How to achieve a healthy weight gain and how to lose it sensibly afterwards
  • Latest research findings on what foods affect a baby’s development, including the most up-to-date advice on allergy proofing your baby
  • What you should and shouldn’t eat while breastfeeding

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