Pregnant Women

from Tori's Blog, author of The Joy of Pregnancy

One of the toughest and most nerve-racking things for new parent is figuring out when to call the doctor. As a general rule of thumb, trust your instincts. If you suspect something is not right, you should always call the doctor. Even small changes...

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The Joy Of Pregnancy

Congratulations, you're pregnant! During the excitement of the coming months, you'll have a lot of questions: What should I eat? How much should I exercise? How do I plan for the birth? What will labor and delivery be like? As a perinatal nurse and childbirth educator, Tori Kropp has the answers. In The Joy of Pregnancy, she tells you everything you need to know to have a happy, healthy pregnancy without overwhelming you.

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I’ve heard that only a small percentage of women actually have their “bag of waters” break prior to labor. With my first child, my amniotic sac ruptured at 29 weeks and I delivered at 31 weeks. There was no known cause, such as infection, for the premature rupture. Now I...

Rebecca June 22, 2014

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About the Author

Tori Kropp

Tori Kropp, R.N., author of The Joy of Pregnancy, is a perinatal nurse who has delivered thousands of babies at the prestigious California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Known as "the Dear Abby of pregnancy," Tori has been interviewed on national television and radio and in national print publications, including CNN, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Washington Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Chicago Sun-Times. She lives in Marin County, California, with her family.

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