Recommended OB/GYN/NEWBORN Nursing READING LIST! - page 8

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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    for AWHONN:

    they have a listing of published books they offer, also you can search Barnes and Noble or Amazon under "AWHONN books" and find some as well!

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    Here are two books I have seen in the units I have worked:

    (Awhonn's Single Room Maternity Care for the 21st Century: The Phillips and Fenwick Model)

    (Awhonn's Competency Validation for Perinatal Care Providers )

    Kathleen Rice Simpson (Editor), Patricia A. Creehan, Obstetric Association of Women's Health
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    and yet another:

    (Maternal Nursing Care Plans )

    Karla L. Luxner, Donna J. Phinney

    I wish you the best; hope these point you in the direction you wish to go.
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    This is slightly off topic, but do you read all of these and keep a library of the best? Is having this library useful?

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    I have a library cause I love books. I do find it useful at times, as well. I tend to retain a lot of what I read, regarding OB/GYN nursing, cause I am so interested in it!
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    Hey all!!!! I am a newer nurse and I just accepted a position this am for a womens only doctors office. Can anyone recommend any good books since I will be exposed to everything from prenantal to menopause and everything else along the way. I saw a lot of books regarding babies and NICU stuff, but that isn't what I am looking for. Thanks for any suggestions!!
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    what if i have a c-section? (rodale, 2004) by rita rubin is written for lay readers, but it contains excellent information about why and how c-sections are done and advice about how to speed recovery from one. it's available through the international childbirth education association web site as well as amazon and bookstores.
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    This is not a list of books, but a very good suggestion I saw this week about getting information (such as suggested reading lists) from an expert. (Whoever that expert might be). It's from a weekly tip from

    Jim Huffman, RN

    If you could get personal advice from the #1 expert in
    your field -- or any field that you are interested in
    entering -- would you pay 74 cents?

    Most people wouldn't.

    One of the amazing facts of life is this: experts
    rarely get asked questions. Warren Buffett does, but not
    most other real experts.

    In every field, there are experts who are ignored by
    the public. They rarely receive a letter from a newcomer
    who asks a few simple questions. Only their peers ask them
    questions -- people who may be after incredibly valuable
    insider secrets. They may clam up.

    But some guy (you) who is just getting started poses
    no threat to an expert. You would be amazed at how much
    information an expert will share with newcomers.

    Sit down and start looking for experts in your field.
    You may already know who some of them are. You want the
    top 0.8%: 20% of 20% of 20%. Trade journals will usually
    provide articles on these experts. Make a list. Get their
    business addresses.

    Create a standard form letter that doesn't look like
    one. It should introduce yourself as someone just getting
    started. Ask for these bits of information:

    The titles of two or three introductory books
    The two best newsletters or websites to consult
    The #1 principle of success he has learned

    Tell him that this information is for your personal
    use only -- not for public access.

    Tell him he can just jot down the answers if his
    secretary is busy. Make it easy for him to jot
    down answers.

    Leave enough space in your letter for replies, in case
    he scribbles his answers.

    Include a stamped, self-addressed #10 envelope with
    your letter. (37 cents)

    Mail your letter. (37 cents)

    Write to the top ten people. ($7.40) You will get eight

    What would this information be worth to you? How much
    time would it save you? It this worth more than $7.40?
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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 ( )

    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?
    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.

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    You are more than welcome. People have listed some excellent resources here; check them out!

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