The Journey to Rachel and John A Twin Pregnancy
From Positive Pregnancy Test to C-section
by Joan Stack
This book tells the story of a twin pregnancy that begins with a positive home pregnancy test and ends with a C-section delivery. The text comes from the author's journal and records the trials and tribulations of the pregnancy on a day to day basis. The author describes her early symptoms, her struggles with spotting, high blood pressure and reflux. She muses on being pregnant after the death of her mother, and discusses her excitement when she sees the ultrasound pictures of her little ones. She describes her difficulties working while pregnant and her final days on bedrest with mild pre-eclampsia. The book ends with a C-section birth, which although difficult, is accompanied by great joy as the babies are welcomed into the world!
I am the happy mother of three beautiful children, including a son born in 2003 and a set of boy/girl twins born in 2008. I currently serve as Curator of Art Collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri where I oversee a collection of over 12,000 artworks including 8000 original editorial cartoons, over 300 paintings, prints and drawings by Thomas Hart Benton, and over 40 artworks by George Caleb Bingham. I received my Ph.D in art history from Washington University in 2000 and currently live in Columbia, Missouri.