Team dedicated to inform and empower pregnant woman with the latest in maternity care information
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 13, 2012) – For the thousands of women in America that will become pregnant this summer, a new team, comprised of The Pregnancy Power Workbook authors and acclaimed blogger Jill Arnold, promises to convert the overwhelming amount of pregnancy information available into practical knowledge that empowers each woman to meet her own, individual pregnancy needs.
“Dr. Jim and I are so proud to make this announcement with Jill,” said Camilla Bicknell. “Together this Summer we will be able to inform thousands of women many pregnancy topics. Our approach will be very timely, personal and easy to digest for all that take part in our series of informative exercises.”
The Pregnancy Power Workbook, authored by prenatal and gynecology experts Dr. Jim Betoni, DO and Camilla Bicknell, RNC, WHNP, helps women better understand and prepare for their own unique pregnancies. It translates information into useable knowledge. Instead of inundating a woman with facts, figures, and statistics, the workbook provides basic questions and easy-to-digest answers.
As shared decision-making is becoming the next wave in maternity care reform, the team is planning an exciting series of insightful blog posts, Facebook meet-ups, articles, Twitter parties, and live chat forums for the summer to ensure that women have access to the team and up-to-date information and perspectives. The content will be delivered through The Pregnancy Power Workbook’s blog, Facebook, Twitter accounts and Jill’s website, The Unnesesarean, with the schedule to be announced soon on those platforms:
“I am very excited to be working with Dr. Jim & Camilla on sharing The Pregnancy Power Workbook with the online childbirth community and beyond. They gave me a copy and, after reading it, I approached them about wanting to work with them. It is so apparent that they wrote the workbook to empower their patients in the spirit of breaking down barriers between patient and provider at a time when medical prenatal appointments are shorter than ever. “
The Pregnancy Power Workbook is available now at www.pregnancypower.org or through www.amazon.com.
About the Dr. Jim & Camilla
Dr. James Betoni and Nurse Practitioner Camilla Bicknell have called upon their combined 30-years of experience caring for women who are pregnant to construct The Pregnancy Power Workbook. In his 17 years as an OB/GYN physician and 2010 fellowship graduate in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dr. Betoni’s experience includes providing high-risk obstetrical care in private practice, community health clinics, and university settings. Ms. Bicknell focused her practice and became a women’s health nurse practitioner in 1995. Dedicated to the most underserved, she continues to provide prenatal and gynecology care at a large community health center in Colorado Springs.
About Jill Arnold
Jill Arnold is a consumer advocate who founded The Unnecesarean in August 2008 as a collection of big baby birth stories, as well as women’s accounts of their cesareans and VBACs (vaginal births after cesarean). After refusing a planned cesarean for suspected macrosomia based on a 38 week ultrasound estimate of fetal weight, she gave birth vaginally to a healthy baby and later found that the midwives model of care better met her needs as a pregnant woman.