Monday, October 20, 2014

Midwifery Monday: An Overdue Post

My sister and a little friend- Aren't they both so adorable?  Yes, I think so too! :)

Wow, how witty was that title in regards to midwifery studies?  :)  Yes, I'm humoring myself as I write this!  So, here we have an overdue post by five days-- so not too bad, right?

It's been *three months* since I wrote anything about my midwifery studies...  so let's see where am I right now?  Currently I'm trying to finish some a Basic Chemistry section and yes I'm celebrating the fact that's it's only basic...!  Imagine me trying to do advance chemistry...  never mind don't!  After that I'm starting another book as well as working on some Basic Skills-- did anyone want their heartbeats, pulse, and respiration checked for free?  Also your knee-jerk reflex?  

While on the subject of books....  I finally finished my Midwifery Module 2 book!!  Yay!  :)  I totally recommend "The Birth Book" by Dr. Sears.  When I was younger I used to read the first chapter about the History of Obstetrics over and over again- it was my favorite thing to read!  Of course now that I'm finished with the entire book- I'm rating this as one of my favorite birth books!

Here's my Goodreads review on this book:

  The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying BirthThe Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by William Sears
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is very helpful as it explains techniques, alternatives, and everything surrounding birth with detail. The goal of this book is to give the parents a satisfying birth--whether they want intervention and a hospital birth or a completely natural birth at home- the Sears encourage and equip parents to make knowledgeable decisions to get the birth they want for themselves.

I love this book! I would recommend it to any expecting moms, midwifery student, midwives, or doulas!

And here is my Book Summary that I'm sending in for grading.  I don't think they gave adequate room for writing my thoughts on this book!  Those were quite hard to squeeze in. :)

MIA Book Summary
Well, that's the official update for now!  Hopefully, I'll have another update before too long!

I'll end here with a picture that my mother took.  My family dressed up and took family pictures- that's always a blast!  Anyhow, I dressed up as a character named Charlotte Cooper who was a midwife in a very small town on the western frontier.  Charlotte Cooper had three children and later died of a rattlesnake-- we will not go there!  Charlotte Cooper is the lady who welcomes Dr. Quinn into the town in "Dr Quinn Medicine Woman"-- a great series that has some amazing medicine information packed in it and I'm pretty sure that it qualifies as midwifery studies.  :)  Especially the obstetric episodes!
Brian, Charlotte, Colleen Cooper

Until next time,