The Pregnancy Companion, A Faith-Based Book For Expectant Women Hits Shelves In February

The Pregnancy Companion, A Faith-Based Book For Expectant Women Hits Shelves In February;
Book Authored By Jessica Wolstenholm, Dr. Heather Rupe

NEWS SOURCE: Vining Media
Nashville, TN – January 18, 2011 – Jessica Wolstenholm and Dr. Heather Rupe are releasing their book, The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood (978-0-89112-000-1, $14.99) this February. The book unites a doctor’s counsel with a girlfriend’s wisdom to create an informational yet inspirational resource for the abundant needs during a woman’s pregnancy. The Pregnancy Companion will be available courtesy of Leafwood Publishing.

The idea for a faith-based pregnancy book came to Wolstenholm halfway through her own pregnancy. She realized that, although she rushed to every book sitting on her bookshelf each time she encountered a question or a scary symptom, she found that the information there, while accurate, usually led to further questions or deeper fear without the comfort she needed. Fortunately for Wolstenholm, she had the benefit of Dr. Heather Rupe, a Christian Obstetrician and close friend, who answered her every question with the utmost honesty and accuracy and always included assurance that God was involved in every moment.

“After experiencing several years of infertility and miscarriages, I personally needed a resource that would balance practical information with faith and reassurance when I was pregnant,” states Wolstenholm. “I also believed there were many other women out there who could benefit from such a guide. Our hope is that The Pregnancy Companion will feed the expectant mother’s craving for information while offering her spiritual guidance and peace throughout her own unique journey.”
The book contains the same quality medical information as other pregnancy books on the market yet it is infused with thought-provoking and spiritual messages. The Pregnancy Companion is organized to follow an expectant mother’s OB appointment schedule and to equip them for a faith-filled journey through an informed and joyful pregnancy.

The Pregnancy Companion not only provides the necessary medical information in an easy to understand, accurate, and reassuring format, but also provides lots of entertaining stories along the way,” explains Dr. Rupe. “I drew upon my years of personal interactions with expectant mothers and upon my faith to address the most common questions and causes of unnecessary anxiety that can occur during pregnancy. My prayer is that this book will enable women to enjoy as much of their pregnancy as possible, relishing the hope that is growing inside them, and not be deprived of their peace by unnecessary fears.”

While Jessica Wolstenholm’s sensibilities as a new mom make the content relatable and Dr. Heather Rupe provides the medical experience and expertise, The Pregnancy Companion is continually relevant and the opportunities are endless for its reach.

You can read more from the authors at

Dr. Heather Rupe and Jessica Wolstenholm

JESSICA WOLSTENHOLM currently serves as Senior Brand Manager at Creative Trust in Nashville, Tennessee. With over ten years experience in the music and publishing industries, Wolstenholm has been named one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 30 Executives under 30. Her passion for ministering to mothers-to-be comes after struggling with infertility and multiple pregnancy losses. She resides in Nolensville, Tennessee with her husband and little girl.

HEATHER RUPE, D.O. is board certied with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Rupe graduated from Oral Roberts University and completed medical school at Oklahoma State University. She has been an OB/GYN for six years and has delivered over one thousand babies. She is a partner at Womens Group of Franklin and chairman of the perinatal department at Williamson Medical Center located in Franklin, Tennessee, where she resides with her husband and two sons.

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