The Pregnancy Power Workbook

The 200 most important questions to ask about your pregnancy

by Camilla Bicknell, RNC and Dr. James S. Betoni, Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Pregnancy Power Workbook

The Pregnancy Power Workbook

The 200 most important questions to ask about your pregnancy

by Camilla Bicknell, RNC and Dr. James S. Betoni, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Published May 04, 2011
313 Pages
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth


Book Details

The Only Pregnancy Guide that Empowers you with Real Pregnancy Knowledge

When you’re pregnant, you may not know where to start your learning journey or what questions to ask. That’s the idea behind The Pregnancy Power Workbook – a unique method that helps you find the information you want and turn it into knowledge. It changes the way you learn about your pregnancy. It provides an unprecedented system that goes step by step through the maze of prenatal care. Rather than inundating you with facts, figures, statistics, and details, it presents basic questions and answers that speak directly to the most common concerns about pregnancy.

Whether you are planning a pregnancy, or you are already pregnant, The Pregnancy Power Workbook’s distinctive format will boost your understanding of the miracle of pregnancy. It will give you the tools you need to become your own personally empowered pregnancy expert.

Use The Pregnancy Power Workbook throughout your pregnancy and learn:
• How to ask the right questions at the right time and enjoy easy to understand answers.
• How to prepare for your prenatal visits, maximize your comprehension and expertise.
• The lowdown on important tests and how to record them for future reference.
• About taking medications safely.
• How to monitor your baby’s movements.
• How to check yourself for symptoms of labor and preterm labor.
• How to avoid unnecessary emergency room visits.
• Much, much more!

This user-friendly guide provides a concise system to help you be on the same page as your medical team, to speak the same language, and to work toward the same goals.

Focused questions guide you from preconception through delivery in a style that encourages personal knowledge, backed by decades of experience. The simple answers help you translate the vast amounts of information into useable, practical know-how. The Pregnancy Power Workbook is also packed with additional features, including a personal pregnancy timeline, pregnancy and lab flow sheets, and an ultrasound awareness sheet – these help you stay on top of your prenatal care, keeping you informed and up to date, no surprises!


Book Excerpt

Question: What is the normal speed for the baby's heartbeat? Can you tell if it is a boy or girl from the heartbeat? Answer: The normal heartbeat speed for an unborn baby is between 120 and 180 beats per minute. A baby's heartbeat goes faster when it moves. When it settles back down, its heart slows back to its normal resting speed. When the baby's heart speeds up and slows down with movement, it indicates it is getting enough oxygen and nutrition. There are rumors that you can tell the baby's sex from the speed of the heartbeat. Sorry, this just isn't true.


About the Author

Camilla Bicknell, RNC and Dr. James S. Betoni, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Dr. James Betoni and Nurse Practitioner Camilla Bicknell have called upon their combined 30-plus 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.



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