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post #21 of 29
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Anyone wanna buy some books from me? I sell used for cheaper than the www.bookfinder.com price.
What books do you have?

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I want one that has the bulb and the dial in one so the dial is easier to see-- I have had one that has the different sizes that you change out and I don't care for it- bits and pieces to keep track of.
I definitely want a palm model... I was thinking of a set that comes with three cuffs but I wondered about the durability. Obviously I wouldn't need to take it apart too often, just for clients who need the small or large cuff but I hate to invest in something that won't hold up.
post #22 of 29
I'll try to get a list up today. I didn't mean to be a tease.
post #23 of 29
I'm definitely interested in books too!
post #24 of 29
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I'll try to get a list up today. I didn't mean to be a tease.
Suuuuuuure. tsk tsk
post #25 of 29
books are an ongoing investment- right now my favorite midwifery text is the one written by Constance Sinclair - A Midwife's Handbook published in 2003 it is about time for an updated version medical texts just don't stay fresh for too long. I currently don't have an OB text I like.

things that are also a constant for me finding good bags some can last a few years- but when they wear out back to hunting for new again.
also ways to carry around tinctures-- what I have come up with is carrying them around in insulated bags , I have cut blocks of shipping foam to tightly fit into the space as well as cutting circles to hold the tinctures upright in place- keeps them from leaking and clanking together I have also used the smaller plastic boxes with handles but they crack up
post #26 of 29
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books are an ongoing investment- right now my favorite midwifery text is the one written by Constance Sinclair - A Midwife's Handbook published in 2003 it is about time for an updated version medical texts just don't stay fresh for too long. I currently don't have an OB text I like.
Oh sure, for every book that I read/buy, I find one or two more I also want. Now I have to go look into the book you just mentioned, I don't believe it's on my list.
post #27 of 29
I've been buying equipment and books for about 7 years now and I have most of what I need at this point but yes it can get costly, especially if you buy good stuff that will last. I have done a TON of ebaying though, and there is a yahoogroup that has childbirth supplies that folks sell all the time. You can get things there affordably as well. Another place is birthauction.com .
post #28 of 29
Hey Apricot---where's the booklist!
post #29 of 29
I agree with the cord bander thoughts: I simply use my hemostats.

I have a wonderful stethoscope which I use for mamas and babies.

I also dry sterilize in the oven, using sterile packs.

Putting together a precip pack is a very good idea, because it is something you may need before your training is done (and you'll be glad you have it!). I have one in my own bags and strongly suggest it to any apprentice or BA I work with.

Once you decide what you feel you absolutely MUST have with you, my recommendation is to focus on those items and work from there.

Networking in the "alternative" community is a nice way to:
1. get your name out there
2. find out someone has something you want and is willing to part with it (ie: retiring - or cutting back - midwife)
3. learn all of the pearls that will help you once you are the primary

best to you!
-Lynda
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