newly hired OB nurse (yippey)!

  1. Hi all! Could anyone recommend a book that could serve as a resource while working in OB, specifically postpartum??? Been a nurse for over 6 years now, but 1st time in postpartum. Looked on the AWHONN, Amazon, and Barnes&Noble websites, but didn't find anything.

    I'm sure there are resources at work, but would like to brush up on my Maternal Child Health before 1st day of work.

    THANK YOU for your replies
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Your Maternal-Child Nursing textbook should be an excellent resource.

    Also be sure you bone up on NRP (neonatal resuscitation program). You will be required this, anyhow.

    Also, any breastfeeding resource books by La Leche League, good thing to have. You will spend a LOT of time helping new moms breastfeed, so be sure you attend some classes or ask your lactation consultant for good information/resources.

    Congratulations on your new position and....

    GOOD LUCK!!!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Some suggested reading can be found in the sticky at the top of the OB forum above and here below:

    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
    by La Leche League International

    The Breastfeeding Answer Book
    by Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock, Edward Newton (Foreword by)

    Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing
    by Susan Mattson, Judy E. Smith, AWHONN Staff, Judy Smith

    Clinical Companion for Maternity Nursing
    by Shannon E. Perry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk

    these are great references to get you started!

    Hope this helps.
  5. by   kirsnikity
    Congrats on the new job! I don't own this book but it looks like it could be a good starting point:

    Good luck!

  6. by   rn_happy
    THANK YOU for all the wonderful recommendations!!!

    Can't wait to start OB next week!

    I'm sure this forum will definitely be a great source of support for "the new kid on the block" (M-E). - rn_happy

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