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Required Textbooks and Reading 

 

 

 

 

Revised February 2014

The following books are required to complete the ATM Midwifery Training Program. The correct version of each book must be used; usually this is the most current edition. However, use the edition specified on this list unless otherwise noted. Required texts are grouped by the module for which you will first need the text. Most textbooks will be used in multiple modules; however, they are not listed here more than once.

Students are not required to purchase any textbook from a publisher, but in order to prevent a costly mistake by inadvertently obtaining the wrong text or wrong edition we suggest ordering directly from the publisher. By following any provided links you can be assured of obtaining the correct textbook version and edition. Note that you do not need any supplemental materials which may be offered or bundled with some textbooks. Ordering used textbooks is not recommended since students frequently receive an incorrect or older edition. If you have any questions about correct versions/editions contact the Course Coordinator.

Module 1

The following textbooks will be required before the start of Module 1:

  • Davis, Elizabeth. (2012) Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, 5th edition, Ten Speed Press
  • Jensen, Sharon (2011). Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach 1st edition. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins ISBN: 978-0-7817-8062-9 www.lww.com  Textbook only – you do not need on-line resources or lab manual. Request a promotion code from the Course Coordinator in order to receive a 20% discount. (Discount may be used on any LWW textbooks ordered.)
  • Johnson, R. and Taylor, W. (2010) Skills for Midwifery Practice 3rd edition. Elsevier  http://portals.elsevier.com/portal/atm
  • King, T. L., Brucker, M. C., Kriebs, J. M., Fahey, J. O., Gegor, C. L., & Varney, H. (2013). Varney's Midwifery 5th edition. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services Texas Midwifery Basic Information and Instructor Manual, DSHS (Available through the Texas DSHS website) http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/midwife/mw_forms.shtm
  • Thompson, J; Manore, M; Vaughan, L (2011) The Science of Nutrition 2nd edition Pearson Benjamin Cummings

Module 2

The following textbooks will be required before the start of Module 2:

  • Coad, Jane (2011) Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives. 3rd edition Elsevier Churchill Livingstone   http://portals.elsevier.com/portal/atm
  • McConnell III, T; Hull, K; (2011) Human Form – Human Function: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins ISBN: 978-0-7817-8020-9 www.lww.com  Use promotion code WXT4316D in order to receive a 20% discount. (Discount may be used on any LWW textbooks ordered.)

Module 3

The following textbooks will be required before the start of Module 3:

  • Frye, Anne. (2007) Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year, 7th edition, Labrys Press
  • Frye, Anne. (2010 reprint) Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives and Home Birth Practice, Vol. 1, Care During Pregnancy, Labrys Press
  • Tupler, Julie. (1996) Maternal Fitness. Simon & Schuster

Module 4

The following textbooks will be required before the start of Module 4:

  • Frye, Anne. (2004) Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives and Home Birth Practice, Vol.II, Care During Labor and Birth 1st edition, Labrys Press
  • Simkin, Penny; Ancheta, Ruth. (2011) The Labor Progress Handbook 3rd edition. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Sinclair, Constance (2004) A Midwife’s Handbook 1st edition. El Sevier Saunders http://portals.elsevier.com/portal/atm

Module 5

The following textbook will be required before the start of Module 5:

Module 7

The following textbooks will be required before the start of Module 7:

  • Foster, Illysa and Lasser, Jon (2011) Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice. Jones & Bartlett  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763768804/ref=kinw_rke_rti_1
  • La Leche League, International. (2003) The Breastfeeding Answer Book. Mohrbacker and Stock
  • Rushing, Lynda and Joste, Nancy (2008) Abnormal PAP SMEARS What Every Woman Needs to Know 2nd edition. Prometheus Books
  • Thureen, P; Deacon, J;  Hall, D; Hernandez, Jacinto (2005) Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn, 2nd Edition El Sevier Saunders    (Module VII)   http://portals.elsevier.com/portal/atm

 

Clinical Training (Apprenticeship)

  • Weaver, Pam and Evans (2012) Sharon Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery 5th edition. Morningstar Publishing. Used only in clinical training)

 

The following texts are approved for use in required special projects and are highly recommended, but not required; most are reference texts for the NARM exam:

  • Bennett and Brown, Myles Textbook for Midwives, 15th edition, , Elsevier Churchill  Livingstone (Module III & V)   http://portals.elsevier.com/portal/atm

  • Gaskin, Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery, 4rd edition, The Book Publishing
    Company, 2002.

  • Goer, Henci, and Romano, Amy. Optimal Care in Childbirth, Classic Day
    Publishing, 2012

  • Hall, Jennifer, Midwifery Mind and Spirit, Elsevier, 2001

  • Oxhorn and Foote. Human Labor and Birth, 5th edition. McGraw Hill, 1986.

  • Page, Lesley Ann, The New Midwifery, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone,
    2006

  • Pritchard and McDonald. William’s Obstetrics, 23rd edition. Prentiss Hall,
    2009

  • Renfrew, Fisher, Arm,  Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right. Celestial
    Arts, 3rd edition, 2004

  • Skidmore-Roth, Linda, Mosby's Handbook of Herbs and Natural Supplements, Elsevier http://portals.elsevier.com/portal/atm

  • Tharpe, Nell, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health, Jones and  Bartlett

  • Wickham, Sarah, Midwifery, Best Practice, Vol 3, Elsevier, 2009

 

Recommended Supplemental Reading List

  • BIRTH WISDOM: TRICKS OF THE TRADE, VOLUMES 1-3, Midwifery Today
  • HOMEOPATHY FOR THE MODERN PREGNANT WOMAN AND HER INFANT, Sandra Perko
  • HOMEOPATHY FOR PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND YOUR BABY’S FIRST YEAR, Miranda Castro
  • MIDWIFERY, Linda V. Walsh
  • MIDWIFERY TODAY MAGAZINE
  • MOMMY DIAGNOSTICS, Shonda Parker
  • Research Updates For Midwives – Some Thoughts on the Best of the Evidence 2005 Gail Hart
  • THE COMPLETE WOMAN’S HERBAL – A MANUAL OF HEALING HERBS AND NUTRITION FOR PERSONAL WELL-BEING AND FAMILY CARE, Anne McIntyre
  • THE HEMORRHAGE HANDBOOK, Midwifery Today
  • THE NATURALLY HEALTHY PREGNANCY, Shonda Parker
  • THE NATURALLY HEALTHY WOMAN, Shonda Parker
  • THE SHOULDER DYSTOCIA HANDBOOK, Midwifery Today
  • UNDERSTANDING AND TEACHING OPTIMAL FOETAL POSITIONING, Jean Sutton and Pauline Scott
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Essential Antenatal, Perinatal, and Postpartum Care Training Modules
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin
  • Witches, Midwives and Nurses; A history of women healers Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
  • The Female Pelvis Anatomy and Exercises, Blandine Calais-Germain
  • The Female Pelvis Preparing for a Gentle Birth, Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Active Birth, Janet Balaskas
  • Ultimate Guide To Breastfeeding, Jack Newman
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity CarE, Block, Jennifer
  • Childbirth without Fear Grantly Dick-Read & Ina May Gaskin 2013
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven natural laws for nursing mothers, Nancy Mohrbacher
  • Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn, Penny Simpkin

For questions about required textbooks contact:

Program@texasmidwiferyschool.org

 

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