The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-to-Be

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Women today are celebrating pregnancy like never before. The new attitude of expectant moms is one of cheerful anticipation, optimism, and pride in their changing bodies. The Joy of Pregnancy reflects this positive spirit by emphasizing what?s normal, fun, and even funny about pregnancy. In a lighthearted and encouraging tone, Tori Kropp helps mothers- and fathers-to-be concentrate on the miracle of pregnancy and birth rather than on possible complications. The month-by-month format provides the essential ...

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Overview

Women today are celebrating pregnancy like never before. The new attitude of expectant moms is one of cheerful anticipation, optimism, and pride in their changing bodies. The Joy of Pregnancy reflects this positive spirit by emphasizing what’s normal, fun, and even funny about pregnancy. In a lighthearted and encouraging tone, Tori Kropp helps mothers- and fathers-to-be concentrate on the miracle of pregnancy and birth rather than on possible complications. The month-by-month format provides the essential information that expectant parents crave: how the baby is developing, how the mother’s body is changing, how to prepare for birth and baby, and the pros and cons of various pregnancy-related choices and issues. Tori’s tone is reassuring, nonjudgmental, and often humorous. Questions and answers from her online community Stork Site®, highlighted tips, and facts make the text fun to read as well as informative. With this book by their side, expectant parents will be prepared to take an active role in ensuring a healthy, happy, and truly joyful pregnancy.

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Publishers Weekly

Labor and delivery nurse Kropp was troubled when she recognized several years back that women coming into the hospital to give birth were both ill-prepared and more anxious than ever. These women had read all the latest books and had taken classes, but "with so much information available they were trusting writers and 'experts' more than they trusted themselves." Kropp found that the humor and joy of pregnancy had been lost, and set out to help remedy the situation. Her book is a refreshing mix of medical information and helpful, nonjudgmental advice, which urges readers to inform themselves but also to relax and enjoy the special time and anticipation of pregnancy. Each chapter explains what's happening to your body (increased hormone levels) and your baby (its size and development) each month. Kropp covers topics like weight gain, which medications are safe to take, bed rest and genetic testing. Also included is a practical monthly rundown of what you can do to prepare for your baby's arrival (register at your hospital, choose a pediatrician, etc.) and a list of necessary products, furniture, clothing and gear. Years of experience working with pregnant women gives Kropp a reassuring voice, and her book is sure to leave readers feeling more prepared-and less frightened-about the journey of pregnancy. (Apr.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558323063
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 770,638
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xvii
Foreword   Michael Scott, M.D.     xix
How to Use the Joy of Pregnancy     1
Becoming Pregnant     7
Enter Your Amazing Pregnancy!: Your First Month: Weeks 4 through 7     13
Choices and Cravings: Your Second Month: Weeks 8 through 11     49
Turning the Corner: Your Third Month: Weeks 12 through 15     75
Growing and Glowing: Your Fourth Month: Weeks 16 through 19     103
Beginning the Carefree Months: Your Fifth Month: Weeks 20 through 23     125
Planning for Birth: Your Sixth Month: Weeks 24 through 27     149
Planning for Life with Baby: Your Seventh Month: Weeks 28 through 31     175
Are We There Yet?: Your Eighth Month: Weeks 32 through 35     219
All About Labor: Your Ninth Month: Weeks 36 through 40 (or 41, or 42)     249
Welcome to Motherhood: The First Month after Birth     315
Afterword     361
Glossary     367
Lists, Lists, and More Lists     377
A Month-by-Month Checklist of Things to Do     392
For Further Reading     395
Helpful Organizations for Parents and Parents-to-Be     399
Index     401
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  • Posted February 25, 2009

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-to-Be is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    Long past due¿

    Tori Kropp, R.N. Harvard Common Press ISBN: 978-155832306-3 5 Stars Long past due¿ The Joy of Pregnancy is an excellent resource for parents-to-be. All aspects of the pregnancy are covered, from pre-conception to post-delivery. I wish I had this book 30 years ago. From morning sickness to constipation, Tori Kropp covers it all. Kropp¿s style is easy to read and understand. This is not a book of humor or cute little sayings. The Joy of Pregnancy is more of a reference book. Kropp does not focus on the negatives instead, she concisely explains the changes that are taking place in the woman¿s body and the growth of the baby. The best part of this book is the tips for fathers. Number one, WE are not pregnant! The Joy of Pregnancy would make a great gift.

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