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thought id put a couple thoughts, or questions rather in one post, as I'm good at replying, but not so much for starting threads.

i know i happened across a study group, using yahoo i believe, that was just starting sometime ago, before my divorce I'm sure. Now i would really like to find something.

I am not yet ready to jump into AAMI, still a year or so away, but i am going crazy! So i thought taking my self study up a notch or two would be a good start.

I want to get my hands on a text or two and would like to know a good place to start. anyone have thoughts on Varney's midwifery? I know it is a CNM text, and it is available at my local CC library

and I want to find a study group to help keep me on track!

any recommendations for either?

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no one?

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Helping hands connection does study groups/reading rooms for books monthly...

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Holistic Midwifery could keep you busy for years! The reading rooms are also quite helpful.

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than you both, ill check them out!

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So here is my top reading list. Some of these are considered very "medical" but they have some great info, diagrams, etc. that make them worth reading.

Varney's
Human Labor & Birth by Oxorn-Foote (for me, this was the best text for understanding the mechanisms of labor for all fetal positions)
Holistic Midwifery I & II by Anne Frye
Hearts and Hands by Elizabeth Davis

I think that if you have Varney's available to you via the library, I would start with that. It was my most used textbook.

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also, if you can find varneys workbook...it is a good way of processing the wealth of information in varneys.

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thank you both. I did pick up varneys, as well as a couple others books i thought id like,
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and one called-- Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives by Catherine Taylor (3/4 through it already)A beautiful book btw.

Anyhow, thank you, I am just itching to get ahold of Holistic Midwifery, but cost if prohibitive right now. I have eyed hearts and hands, but didnt know if it was worht the time, as it seems a bit small, and affordable, LOL!!

And i did recently discover the varneys workbook, so i will try to get my hands on that as well. Varneys is obvious, just glancing at it a very medical text for CNMs but looks like it is full of information and will probably keep me busy for a while!

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Heart and Hands is worth it as a beginner basic midwifery text.

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Another good book to get would be Family Centered Maternity and Newborn Care by Celeste R Phillips. At the end of each chapter, there is a Q&A review. Also, Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives by Jane Coad is good. It has lots of pictures and graphs for better understanding. You could also pick up Myles Textbook for Midwives. Great information but it's kind of spendy and very large!

Right now I'm reading Monique and the Mango Rains. Awesome book about the life of a Peace Corps volunteer an African Midwive living in Mali. It's hard to put down!



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Heart and Hands is worth it as a beginner basic midwifery text.
definitely! i'm about to re-read it myself.

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Right now I'm reading Monique and the Mango Rains. Awesome book about the life of a Peace Corps volunteer an African Midwive living in Mali. It's hard to put down!


that was a good one. really glad i read it. and it makes me want to take an apprentice program in africa or another country. i hope one day i can.
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Hearts and Hands is a great basic text. You could get the Birthsong Midwifery Workbook (available through Midwifery Today), and H&H, and work through that (yay for the library having Varney's!). Basic Anatomy and Physiology textbooks are usually available at used book stores, or again, you can use the library's. Happy studies!
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Anyhow, thank you, I am just itching to get ahold of Holistic Midwifery, but cost if prohibitive right now. I have eyed hearts and hands, but didnt know if it was worht the time, as it seems a bit small, and affordable, LOL!!
Have you tried Amazon.com? I have gotten some books there at pretty good prices. The used ones are less expensive, of course.
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Have you tried Amazon.com? I have gotten some books there at pretty good prices. The used ones are less expensive, of course.
I stock amazon. the only way i can keep track of what it is im looking for is to use the wish list on there there is just so many.

as for the midwifery texts, they have been quite tricky to find, and expensive for me right now! so i am just keeping an eye out. A&P is a great study idea as well.
I have been thinking about trying to pull off taking A&P and a Medical terminology class at my local cc as well. I have already done biology and such.

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I'm a fan of half.com. I've gotten most of my books there and the shipping is cheaper. I found a cheap 2000 version of Varneys.

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