Recommended OB/GYN/NEWBORN Nursing READING LIST! - page 7

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 ... Read More

  1. Visit  hugs&kisses profile page
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    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 ( www.inmypocketbooks.com )

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

    www.1cascade.com

    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?
    Hi! I did send you a PM, however tonight I checked out all your recommended books listed here and found the book I need. Thanks so much for the list.

    hugs&kisses
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  3. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    You are more than welcome. People have listed some excellent resources here; check them out!
  4. Visit  Pollyp profile page
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    On my list of favorites is:
    Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Haper, RN
    Maternal-Neonatal Facts made Icredibly Quick!
    Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis-Floyd
    The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta
    The Nurturing Touch at Birth: A Labor Support Handbook by Paulina Perez, RN- I'm biased here as I wrote this one. I just revised and updated it and it is now twice as large. It is on the press right now and will be ready for shipment in a few weeks.www.cuttingedgepress.net
    When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Eearly Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women by Penny Simkin and Phyliss Klaus
    and
    Births Balls: The Use of Phsyical Therapy Balls in Maternity Care by Paulina Perez http://www.cuttingedgepress.net
  5. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    Quote from Pollyp
    On my list of favorites is:
    Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Haper, RN
    Maternal-Neonatal Facts made Icredibly Quick!
    Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis-Floyd
    The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta
    The Nurturing Touch at Birth: A Labor Support Handbook by Paulina Perez, RN- I'm biased here as I wrote this one. I just revised and updated it and it is now twice as large. It is on the press right now and will be ready for shipment in a few weeks.www.cuttingedgepress.net
    When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Eearly Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women by Penny Simkin and Phyliss Klaus
    and
    Births Balls: The Use of Phsyical Therapy Balls in Maternity Care by Paulina Perez http://www.cuttingedgepress.net
    THANK YOU for these contributions, Polly and welcome to Allnurses.com, and the OB/GYN/Midwifery Forum. Looking so forward to hearing more from you on the forums/threads here.
  6. Visit  Kelky profile page
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    Hi! I'm new here, an ex UK midwife and nurse, not worked for a long time but just done a refresher course and looking for an OB nursing post in the US (live here now). Anyone else moved from midwifery in the UK to OB nursing here? I'd love to hear from you!

    Anyway the publication I used the most when I was practicing was MIDIRS, http://www.midirs.org/
    it is basically a publication which looks through worldwide midwifery/obstetric journals and reviews the findings, and you can search the site as well. Not cheap but especially when studying a wonderful resource.
  7. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    Thanks, Kelly! Great resource. And, welcome to allnurses.com.
  8. Visit  babyrn65 profile page
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    I am a nurse in a level II community hospital newborn nursery. We have approximately 90-100 births a month with a lot of high risk deliveries/outcomes. I also have experience in working as a staff nurse in a large NICU. I would love to use this sight as a resource professionally and also personally. It is nice to hear others with the same concerns/feelings I have experienced. I am looking for up to date NANDAs for nursery mother/baby units to revise our current departments. I am on a committee formed make/install MEDITECH in our hospital? Any good ideas?
  9. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    OMG GOOD LUCK, and my condolences.

    Meditech is 1985 techology that is cumbersome and ineffective. It's only good for order entry, really. Charting meds and nurse's notes on there, is the pits, frankly. It's gotten so the dr's make us chart vital signs and patient I/O on paper cause they don't want to bother looking for them---and it takes forever to do admission assessments on this dinosaur, too.

    My best advice???? NO CANNED TEXT---make everything you can open field responses, so as to reduce stress/frustation and time spent by the staff stuck using this. Use as few canned text lookups as possible. PLEASE.


    ( I was charged w/writing templates for our OB unit in my other life, so I know what I am saying here)

    I am sorry for the poor attitude, but I have learned over 9 years using it in two places, Meditech makes our lives harder, not easier. and E-MAR is rife w/opportunity for error. Watch out and be careful as you use this. Since you are already "stuck" with this, just keep the USERS in mind as you write your templates and listen to their suggestions, and be prepared for lots of grumbling. Also, do your best to keep your labor flow sheets and nurses' notes OFF Meditech and on paper. Just a really strong suggestions.

    Won't hurt to grow a thick skin. Wishing you the best. If I can help you just ask.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 6, '06
  10. Visit  MMARN profile page
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    Thank you for this thread and the list of books! Awesome information.
  11. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    You are welcome!
  12. Visit  LittleLisaLawrence profile page
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    [font='arial unicode ms']books i've read and recommend:
    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']sisters on a journey: portraits of american midwives
    [font='arial unicode ms']penfield chester

    [font='arial unicode ms']pushed: the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care
    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']jennifer block

    [font='arial unicode ms']the girls who went away: the hidden history of women who surrendered children for adoption in the decades before roe v. wade
    [font='arial unicode ms']ann fessler

    [font='arial unicode ms']the politics of birth
    [font='arial unicode ms']sheila kitzinger

    [font='arial unicode ms']fresh milk: the secret life of breasts
    [font='arial unicode ms']fiona giles

    [font='arial unicode ms']giving birth: a journey into the world of mothers and midwives
    [font='arial unicode ms']catherine taylor

    [font='arial unicode ms']mother's milk: breastfeeding controversies in american culture[font='arial unicode ms']
    bernice hausman

    [font='arial unicode ms']monique and the mango rains: two years with a midwife in mali
    [font='arial unicode ms']kris holloway

    [font='arial unicode ms']spiritual midwifery
    [font='arial unicode ms']ina may gaskin

    [font='arial unicode ms']born in the usa: how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put women and children[font='arial unicode ms'] first
    [font='arial unicode ms']marsden wagner

    [font='arial unicode ms']birth: the surprising history of how we are born
    [font='arial unicode ms']tina cassidy

    [font='arial unicode ms']woman: an intimate geography
    [font='arial unicode ms']natalie angier

    [font='arial unicode ms']baby catcher: chronicles of a modern midwife
    [font='arial unicode ms']peggy vincent


    [font='arial unicode ms']books that i plan on reading (in no particular order):
    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']hard labor: reflections of an obstetrical nurse
    [font='arial unicode ms']susan l. diamond

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']caesarean: just another way of birth?
    [font='arial unicode ms']rosemar mander

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']risk and choice in maternity care: an international perspective
    [font='arial unicode ms']andrew symon

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']sperm counts: overcome by man's most precious fluid
    [font='arial unicode ms']lisa moore

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']choice: true stories of birth, contraception, infertility, adoption, single parenthood, and abortion
    [font='arial unicode ms']karen bender

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']a brief history of misogyny (brief histories)
    [font='arial unicode ms']jack holland

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']beggars and choosers: how the politics of choice shapes adoption, abortion, and welfare in the united states
    [font='arial unicode ms']rickie solinger

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']tainted milk: breastmilk, feminisms, and the politics of environmental degradation
    [font='arial unicode ms']maia boswell-penc

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']young, poor, and pregnant: the psychology of teenage motherhood
    [font='arial unicode ms']judith s. musick

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']expecting trouble: the myth of prenatal care in america
    [font='arial unicode ms']thomas h. strong

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']the social context of birth
    [font='arial unicode ms']caroline squire

    [font='arial unicode ms']the rhetoric of midwifery: gender, knowledge, and power
    [font='arial unicode ms']mary m. lay

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']laboring on: birth in transition in the united states (perspectives on gender)
    [font='arial unicode ms']wendy simonds

    [font='arial unicode ms']testing women, testing the fetus : the social impact of amniocentesis in america (the anthropology of everyday life)
    [font='arial unicode ms']rayna rapp

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']conceiving the new world order: the global politics of reproduction
    [font='arial unicode ms']faye d. ginsburg & rayna rapp

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']obstetric myths versus research realities: a guide to the medical literature
    [font='arial unicode ms']henci goer

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']milk, money, and madness: the culture and politics of breastfeeding
    [font='arial unicode ms']naomi baumslag & dia l. michels

    [font='arial unicode ms']listen to me good : the story of an alabama midwife
    [font='arial unicode ms']margaret charles smith

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']the elusive embryo: how men and women approach new reproductive technologies
    [font='arial unicode ms']gay becker

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']surrogate motherhood and the politics of reproduction
    [font='arial unicode ms']susan markens

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']lying-in: a history of childbirth in america, expanded edition
    [font='arial unicode ms']richard w. wertz & dorothy c. wertz

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']birth as an american rite of passage
    [font='arial unicode ms']robbie e. davis-floyd

    [font='arial unicode ms'][font='arial unicode ms']anti-d in midwifery: panacea or paradox?
    [font='arial unicode ms']sara wickham

    [font='arial unicode ms']the birth partner
    [font='arial unicode ms']penny simkin

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  13. Visit  FemmeRN profile page
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    Wow. Thanks so much for all these great suggestions! I graduate from nursing school next week, and will be starting my dream job on Mother/Baby in July, on the same unit I did my senior practicum experience. I can't wait to get started, and these books will serve as the perfect summer reading to fill the time until then.

    When I picked up a few of these at our library (Girls Who Went Away, Beggars & Choosers), I came across another one that looks good:

    "The Pill:A Biography of the Drug that Changed the World" by Bernard Asbell

    It's a few years old (1995), but it is very interesting, from what I've read so far.
  14. Visit  hanna-beacon profile page
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    Hey all,

    I skulked AllNurses as a nurse and I'm now half way through training as a midwife in the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. We see over 8000 births a year and we are the main referral centre for the whole of Ireland. It's busy!

    The main text book I use is Myles Textbook for Midwives. It covers everything!

    Another fab book is 'CTG Made Easy by Susan Gauge and Christine Henderson'

    If you want a good read, there is a swries of 3 books by an Irish author called Sinead Moriarty. The first id called 'The Baby Trail' and is about the journey a woman goes on when trying to concieve. By the end of this book she had decided to adopt a child and so he second book is called 'A Perfect Match'. The third and final book is called 'From Here to Maternity'. The books had me laughing out loud and crying like a baby. I'd highly recommend them.

    Anyway, I have exams this week, first one in the morning! So wish me luck!


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