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Betty Jane Fennema

Betty Jane Fennema, American nurse. Certified childbirth educator, CPR instructor, trainer, perinatal bereavement counselor, lactation educator, instructor infant massage. Member Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society Psychoprophylaxis Obstetrics, Lamaze, International Childbirth Education Association, Council Childbirth Education Specialists.

Background

  • Fennema, Betty Jane was born on November 21, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William Louis and Dorothy Helen (Swanson) Bertz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois, 1979. Postgraduate, Roseland Community Hospital School, Chicago, 1964.

    Career

    • Staff nurse nursery St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, Illinois, 1964-1967, assistant nurse nursery, 1967-1975, head nurse post partum, 1975-1980, coordinator education, 1980-1990. Director Riverside Women and Family Center Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, 1990-1993. Staff development specialist, coordinator perinatal education St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Certified childbirth educator, CPR instructor, trainer, perinatal bereavement counselor, lactation educator, instructor infant massage.

    Membership

    Member Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society Psychoprophylaxis Obstetrics, Lamaze, International Childbirth Education Association, Council Childbirth Education Specialists.

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, reading, gardening, needlecrafts.

    Connections

    • Married Eugene Raymond Fennema, April 10, 1965. Children: Paul Brett, Craig William.
    • father: William Louis Bertz
    • mother: Dorothy Helen (Swanson) Bertz
    • spouse: Eugene Raymond Fennema
    • children: Paul Brett Fennema
    • Craig William Fennema
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    Born November 21, 1942
    (age 75)
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