I am trying to learn Spanish. My dh is a spanish teacher, and I took a year in high school, grew up around a lot of Spanish speakers, so I have an ear for it. But I need some help.
I can say the basics that a TOURIST needs, because that is what all the independent Spanish instruction books/sites have. I also have a Medical Spanish book that helps some. What I want is a good Medical Spanish book for the OB/newborn nurse.
Any book or website suggestions? I want to be able to ask things like "Is the baby breastfeeding well? Do you feel she is getting a good latch? Are your nipples sore? Is your milk in? How is your blood flow? Are you passing any clots? Are you saturating a pad an hour?" etc. My dh can help with some of this; but he's not as good at the breastfeeding and bloodflow stuff!
I bought a little pocket book called "labor and delivery in my pocket" by Nancy Martineau. In the back was several pages of common phrases and words you would need specifically in labor and delivery, as well as some more generic medical terms/phrases like "I'm going to start an IV. "
It's been a great little reference for me.
Last edit by Halinja on Dec 27, '07
: Reason: corrected spelling of author's name