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Toxicology

Today’s environmental health class was on toxicology, which reminded me of a great book I read this summer.  The book is called Origins, and it is all about epigenetics of fetal development. Don’t worry, it isn’t a scientific text. The author explores the latest research into what affects who your baby will be in simple [...]

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What I’m reading

The photo is sideways, but this is my latest read. Yes, it’s a little old- 1998 copyright. But my reproductive program management instructor recommended it, and I trust him. The book chronicles the global burden of disease from reproduction, and is an attempt to begin defining the scope of reproductive health. I already took a [...]

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Into These Hands, Wisdom from Midwives

I’ve been reading Into These Hands for one of my midwifery classes so I thought I would share a little about it with you. The book is a collection of stories from a variety of midwives who have been involved in birth for over 20 years each.  They represent hospital, birth center and homebirth midwives. They [...]

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Raiding my bookshelf

A friend and colleague recently visited with the intention of discovering what pregnancy and childbirth books I think are important. I explained that I have given away most of my books already, and that what is left is not really consumer materials but midwifery level.  That was fine with her, she wanted to know what I books [...]

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Clinical Lactation: A Visual Guide

I found this book on clearance!  I have to admit I carry it around with me and study during breaks in classes.  It’s that easy to learn from.  Very simply, it is photos with descriptions of various issues. At the end of each section are critical thinking activities – What would you do if you [...]

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Culturally Competent Health Care

Title:  Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care Author: LarryD. Purnell Quoting the author: Culture is defined as the totality of socially transmitted behavioral patterns, beliefs, values, customs, lifeways, arts, and all other products of human work and through characteristics of a population of people that guide their worldview and decision-making. I bought this book because I am [...]

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One of my favorite books

I needed something fast to write about today, so I thought I would share about one of my favorite pregnancy books.  It’s not what you would find on most expectant mother’s shelves, but it is certainly something anyone who works with expectant mothers should read. The book?  A guide to effective care in pregnancy and [...]

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