Initiative designed to empower woman during their pregnancy…through social media
Colorado Springs, Colo. June 29, 2012- During the summer of 2012 when many thousands of women in America will become pregnant, The Pregnancy Power Workbook authors and new teammate Jill Arnold want to encourage woman to engage their peers and The Pregnancy Power Workbook team in order to become empowered pregnancy experts. To make it fun and encourage people to take part the team is happy to announce a workbook giveaway and the only way to participate is through social media!
The contest lasts from July 2 – July 6, 2012.
The rules are simple! Tell the Pregnancy Power Workbook team and their 1500+ friends on Facebook the best piece of advice they ever received before, during or after pregnancy and win a free autographed workbook. Ten comment entries will be selected at random on The Pregnancy Power Workbook Facebook page. Here is the link to enter: http://www.facebook.com/PregnancyPower
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.
Earlier this summer, Dr. Jim and Camilla announced a partnership with Jill Arnold. Through August the newly assembled team want to assist women 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 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 Unnecesarean.
“Social media is now a trusted way for people to gain access and discuss information that interests them most,” said Camilla Bicknell “We want to leverage this medium to encourage woman to discuss their pregnancies so, together, they are able to lift one another ‘up’ and all become knowledgeable pregnancy experts. This contest, we hope, is one more step to creating a generation of empowered pregnant woman!”
The Pregnancy Power Workbook is available now at www.pregnancypower.org or through Amazon!
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 and founder of The Unnecesarean, a blog and large online community which focuses on patient autonomy, informed consent, data transparency and other issues related to the U.S. maternity care system and beyond. Jill also researched and published all publicly available hospital-level cesarean rate data on her site, CesareanRates.com, which was launched in 2012 and illuminates the need for improving public reporting of rates of procedure utilization.