Textbooks and Other Learning Tools
order to find out more about midwifery training, apprenticeship, and
education, you may want to invest in some books or other learning
tools. The following websites will be helpful.
"Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery," recommended by NARM, can be purchased direct from the publishers website, www.morningstarpub.com cheaper than from any other book dealer.
EagleTree Press in Eugene, Oregon offers the Birthsong Midwifery Workbook, 3rd Edition, by Daphne Singingtree, CPM, LM; A Study Guide and Coloring Book for the Student Midwife. This easy-to-use basic level study guide and coloring book is for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of the art and science of midwifery. Each of the 11 chapters contains learning objectives, resources for further study, practice exercises, and questions for review. Illustrations, color-in diagrams, and exercises help students process the information they are learning. EagleTree Press also has laminated quick reference guides for students and midwives and training manuals for midwifery preceptors.
Labrys Press in Portland, Oregon features educational materials produced by Anne Frye and designed specifically for midwives and other birth professionals who wish to understand more about providing care in a low-tech environment and incorporating a holistic approach in their practice. Offerings on this site include Anne’s comprehensive textbook, Holistic Midwifery, A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives in Homebirth Practice, Vol. I: Care During Pregnancy Revised ed. 1998:
Linda Wheeler, CNM, EdD, author of a best-selling book on antepartum care, has assembled ten double-sided laminated cards with vital information for midwifery students and practitioners. Linda has distributed these cards to her students in the midwifery program at Oregon Health & Sciences University for many years, and the students have found them invaluable for a quick reference in the clinical setting. The cards include "The Healthy Pregnancy Questions," the BMI table, serving sizes for key food groups, information to give at the initial prenatal visit, components of the prenatal visit, interpretation of revisit data, revisit charting, selected laboratory values and limits of variance for ultrasound examinations, the Bishop score, and the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain. The cards are different colors for easy identification, and are held together with a ring in one color. They are available from the MidwifeInfo Store.