Pregnant Women

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

Here in northern California spring-time is coming in with a whimper. No rain, lots of clouds, very cool days, all strange. But flowers still are blooming and the amazing California poppy is everywhere. All the spring flowers have me thinking about...

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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 am pregnant with my second child. My first child was born by cesarean section under general anesthesia because of fetal distress. For this second baby, I will be having another cesarean, but my doctor told me that he would rather I have a spinal anesthetic than go to sleep....

Allison May 17, 2015

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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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