Recommended OB/GYN/NEWBORN Nursing READING LIST! - page 6

Saw this on the NEONATAL/NICU Area and I believe it's a GREAT idea. WHO knows better the best reading materials, books, sites to use to enhance our knowledge of Inpatient OB/GYN nursing than midwives and OB-GYN and newborn... Read More

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    Quote from wannabemw
    Oh how much fun that must have been to "enlighten" nursing students! I am ENVIOUS!

    I will look up the other books u mentioned..especially the Survivors book...I have too many friends & family members who could benefit from this book. U & I would get along well....

    I want to add another "Must Read": The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" and one book that should be in every OB Unit in the US" "The Breastfeeding Answer Book" Both these books r written by La Leche League (not all LLL leaders & members are, lol, "Nazi Nursers") These books r excellent resources the library if u need to.
    Birthing From Within was written by Pam England.

    Read anything written by Jack Newman. His website and articles on the manipulation of nursing mothers by formula companies are particularly fascinating (and angering!!).


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    love your thread. you are always inspirational. Here's one book written by a doctor, whom I loved.

    Woman in Residence by Michelle Harrison.
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    Thank you...glad to be of service!
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    Thank you, always looking for things to read and increase my knowledge since I'm new to OB

    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Saw this on the NEONATAL/NICU Area and I believe it's a GREAT idea. WHO knows better the best reading materials, books, sites to use to enhance our knowledge of Inpatient OB/GYN nursing than midwives and OB-GYN and newborn nurses??? I thought we could do the same and make this a "sticky" thread and help others looking for ideas/help regarding what the best and most useful materials are to enhance our practice. Also would be looking for books to entertain us in our speciality. What say you?

    Here are some of my favorites:

    Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

    Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring and Assessment by Susan Martin Tucker

    The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin

    Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing by Susan Mattson and Judy E. Smith

    Diary of a Midwife: The Power of Positive Childbearing by Juliana van Olphen-Fehr

    Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion and other Fetal Loss by Kim Klueger-Bell (great for nurses too).

    A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson

    Any of the many Labor/delivery/Perinatal nursing books published, produced by AWHONN, such as Periantal Nursing

    Varney's Midwifery by Helen Varney (no not a midwife, but the info here is invaluable to an OB nurse as well).

    The Breastfeeding Answerbook by LaLecheLeague International

    Labor and Delivery in my Pocket ( )

    Finally. a WONDERFUL resource/website to get a HUGE selection of books and teaching materials relating to Childbirth, Midwifery, Lactation, Parenting, Newborn/Childcare:

    I have bought many different books from this company, at reasonable prices and the service is OUTSTANDING. You can request a catalogue online and receive it within about 2-3 days.

    So what are some of YOUR favorites??????

    and, is anyone interested in making this a "sticky" thread like in the NICU Area?
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    I love the following
    Anne Frye Holistic Midwifery I and II
    Varney Midwifery Helen Varney
    Myles textbook for midwives

    Herbal books- I run an herbal school in VT www. so this is a topic I am very familar with
    The Family Herbal- Rosemary Gladstar
    Healing Wise- Susun Weed (her others are good too)
    Anything by James Green, Aviva Jill Romm, David Winston
    I have two booklists suggestions at these links you may find helpful.

    I hope this help
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Feb 10, '13
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    Thank you for your contributions, Demetria!
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    I am reading the new Nursing Against the Odds by Suzanne Gordon, and it's sobering and amazingly well written. I highly recommend it to every nurse, though it's not directly OB related.

    Also, in her book, Gordon mentioned another book called:

    A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary,
    1785-1812... BY Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    Since I often discover my books through references within other books, I went to the evil internet and the evil Amazon, made a few clicks and bought it. Will let you know how I like it. It's a pullitzer prize winner, so maybe I'm the only one who hasn't heard of it. Does anyone know Ulrich's Midwife's Tale?
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    THAT is a good one, too. Thanks, Epiphany!
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    I just graduated and was licensed on 7/01/05 and due to start in a high risk PP unit soon, but I would like to add a book I just got off ebay called "CARE OF THE SICK NEONATE" by Paulette Haws. It goes over at a glance lab values, neonatal diseases, prenatal, intranatal, and postnatal complications and issues and how to manage them. It's compact but a easly read and a great reference.

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    thank you and welcome to the OB/GYN/Newborn forum!!!!!!!!!!!

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