As you are getting to know me as a perinatal nurse and author who has a true passion for pregnancy and childbirth you should also know that I am a full-time, working, single mom. My husband, Ray died 4 years ago very quickly from an aggressive form of cancer when my son, Alexander was 4 years old and I was pregnant with our 3rd baby. Two years earlier we had lost a child late in my pregnancy during a life-saving surgery of mine.
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.
"The Joy of Pregnancy is a must-read for all pregnant women. Tori Kropp explains the joy and wonder of being pregnant and offers the practical advice and information women need to make the most of their pregnancies. I strongly recommend this book."—Will Hammett, M.D., Central Ohio OB/GYN
"This is definitely not just another book about pregnancy. Tori Kropp should be applauded for adopting a fresh, positive, and enjoyable attitude toward pregnancy issues. Once you have this friendly 'companion' in hand, you'll find it difficult to part with."—Michael Katz, M.D., San Francisco Perinatal Associates