The following is reprinted from What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know (1977), "About the Author and Medical
Gail Sforza Brewer [now Krebs] attended Wells College and holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in communications from Syracuse University
and the University of Wisconsin. Mother of three, she has worked as a journalist, college professor and childbirth educator.
She is currently Director of Instructor Training and Certification for the Metropolitan New York Childbirth Education Association
and teaches childbirth classes in Westchester County, New York.
Tom Brewer, M.D., graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed residency programs in general practice
and obstetrics/gynecology. A former research fellow at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Miami, Florida, and instructor
in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, he conducted a demonstration nutrition-education
project in the public prenatal clinics of the Contra Costa County, California, Medical Services from 1963 to 1976. His clinical
handbook for the practicing physician, Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy: A Disease of Malnutrition, was published
in 1966. Dr. Brewer is president of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn through Nutrition (SPUN), a nonprofit organization
committed to the establishment of scientific standards of nutrition management in American obstetrics.
The following is reprinted from the Very Important Pregnancy Program (1988), "About the Author."
Gail Sforza Brewer [now Krebs] has written ten books, including The Pregnancy after 30 Workbook and Right from
the Start. The mother of six, she pioneered the Cooperative Childbirth concept as a format for expectant parent classes.
She is currently a member of the Professional Graduate Program in Hospital Administration, Sloan Health Services Administration,
at Cornell University.