New Lives: Nurses' Stories about Caring for Babies

New Lives: Nurses' Stories about Caring for Babies

by Kathleen Huggins (Editor)
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New Lives: Nurses' Stories about Caring for Babies by Kathleen Huggins

In riveting first-person narratives focused on the first 28 days of an infant's life, nurses remember the babies they’ve delivered and cared for. In turns joyous, humorous, and heartbreaking, these stories from neonatal and perinatal nurses, midwives, labor & delivery nurses, pediatric nurses, and others tell what it’s like to care for these small wonders at the starts of their lives.

Edited and introduced by a registered nurse, the book is a resource for both nurses and anyone who is fascinated by their extraordinary stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781427799654
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: Kaplan Voices: Nurses Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

For more than twenty-five years, Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS, has dedicated her medical career to helping mothers care more effectively for their newborn babies. Kathleen is a Registered Nurse and has a Masters Degree in Perinatal Nursing from UC San Francisco.  She moved to San Luis Obispo in 1980 with her young daughter to work at San Luis Obispo General Hospital.  Quickly she became a community resource for breastfeeding mothers.  In 1983, she founded the Breastfeeding Warmline, a telephone counseling service and soon after, one of the first breastfeeding clinics in the country.

Kathleen authored The Nursing Mother's Companion in 1986 which quickly became a best-seller.  It is now in its fifth edition and has sold over one million copies. She gave birth to her second child and wrote a second book, The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning.

Kathleen directed the SLO Breastfeeding Clinic for more than twenty years until her diagnosis of breast cancer and her retirement in 2004. In 2002, Kathleen opened Simply MaMa, a maternity and nursing boutique in downtown San Luis.  She leads seminars on a variety of topics related to perinatal care and breastfeeding. She lives with her husband and son in San Luis Obispo.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part One Neophyte Learning 1

Amy, the Ad, and Adam Carole Kenner 3

A Gut Feeling Dianna M. Hannah 9

The Baby in the Ambulance Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe 21

Part Two When Birth Ends in Sorrow 27

A Sad but True Story I Will Never Forget Robin A. Roots 29

Memoirs from an "Angel of Mercy" Heather Tempest 35

Part Three Supporting Parents 41

When a Baby's Short Life Is at Home Cara Bicking 43

Circle of Life Kelly Maidment 49

Better Late Than Never Dawn M. Kersula 57

Ayub: A Parent's Story of Fear, Love, and Determination Suzanna M. Feliciano 61

Part Four When Nurses Bond 69

Baby Jamie, Who I Promise Not to Forget Carol Blair-Murdoch 71

David's Miracle Lanette L. Anderson 77

Part Five Lessons Learned 83

Stolen Time Margie Marier-Porchia 85

In God's Palm Nancy Leigh Harless 91

A New Life in My Charge Karen Klein 99

My Story Monica Frommer 107

Changing Assignments Nicole M. Jarrell 111

Icarus Again Julianna Paradisi 121

The Cath Lab Baby Vera Knox 131

Part Six Nurses Who Challenge 141

Emily Patricia Harman 143

Voyagers Julianna Paradisi 155

The Inseparable Unit Barbara Latterner 161

Acknowledgment of Permissions 169

Reader's Guide 171

About the Editor 177

About the Contributors 179

Labor of Love-Preview 187

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New Lives: Nurses' Stories about Caring for Babies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Not really new... started in 2013 but the first leader came back and its restarting where it was before. Little village, all res. Med position open.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a nursing student and really appreciated this book. Not very long, but its good.
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