Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Joy of Pregnancy

I love being pregnant, and enjoying all the changes our bodies go through, and feeling that baby moving and growing inside of me. Even in my fourth pregnancy, I experience new things, because all pregnancy's are different! I am so thankful that I got the book, "The Joy of Pregnancy" to review.

This book is loaded with great information, funny stories, joys, pains, and concerns mom's go through with pregnancy. It isn't a "medical book" per say, but it is filled with information, topics, and answers that pregnant mommas can use. There are some great medical topics covered in **Tori Kropp's book, "The Joy of Pregnancy," but as with any books, friends, family, or Internet, women should always discuss concerns/issues with their doctors.

While reading the book, I like that each chapter explains what's happening to my body, as well as my baby's body. So much happens in pregnancy, and there are so many questions. I love that the Joy of Pregnancy covers the topics so well! The book covers the increased hormone levels in our bodies, and the baby's size and development each month. I just get overwhelmed with being pregnant knowing what the baby and I go through. I think the author does a great job explaining what is normal weight gain with pregnancy, but that it can vary with every woman. She also writes about which medications are safe to take, and what the different stages of bed rest that can be ordered. There are so many things that mom's need to do to prepare for their baby's arrival (like registering at your hospital, what to pack for our stay while in the hospital, how to choose a pediatrician, etc.) and what type of items you can get for after the baby is here.
I think that **Tori Kropp did a great job informing pregnant moms about what to expect, what to do to prepare, what is "normal" and how to get ready for our little baby. **Tori has many years of experience working with pregnant women, so I think she is a pillar of information and experience. I recommend this book to all women in their first pregnancy all the way to their last pregnancy. I think this book would make a great gift to a new momma, too!
**Tori Kropp:
Tori Kropp, R.N. is a perinatal nurse who has delivered thousands of babies at the prestigious California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.She is the founder of Stork Site®, a community website for expectant and new parents, which she will relaunch in January 2008 at http://www.storksite.net/. Known as "the Dear Abby of pregnancy," Kropp has been interviewed on national television and radio and in national print publications, including CNN, 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.

You can get her book, The Joy of Pregnancy at Amazon right now for $11.96 on sale! Just click this link!

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Thanks for this review!! I also love knowing and reading whats happening each month too, just amazing how God knits together a baby!