Reddit reviews: The best obstetrics & gynecology books

We found 11 Reddit comments discussing the best obstetrics & gynecology books. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 10 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

u/WrksInPrgrss · 18 pointsr/medicalschool

You do not want to stand out. You want to minimize your intrusiveness and maximize your utility. Be the triage monkey. Always always always prioritize seeing triages and consults over sitting on laboring patients. Internalize this: you're not there to catch babies; you're there to see triages, present them to the chiefs, and have the notes written quickly and thoroughly. In the 7 total weeks I spent on my home institution's labor floor, I saw--note, saw, not did--exactly one vaginal delivery. Expect no better.

You should be stalking the board for new triages, announce (this is key, OB/Gyn residents will assume the worst of you if you just leave) to the room that you'll see the new triage, snag a COW and (away from the view of the residents) give yourself 5-6 minutes to do chart biopsy. Go see the patient, get the HPI (emphasis on PRESENT, basically, 'Ho, why is you here?'), always ask the 4 cardinal questions, if there's concern for pre-E, ask those 4 questions too, know their Gs, Ps, Ts, As, and Ls, how this pregnancy was dated, any complications of this or prior pregnancies, where they get their pregnancy care, what their vaccination status is, blood type, GDM status, STI status, etc (most of this you should've gotten from chart biopsy). Always look at the strip. Know the strip.

Then, once you're done in 6 minutes, quickly flip through your handy guide--or barring this, UpToDate--and come up with a plan. Bonus points if you can reference the ACOG bulletin that supports your plan. Return to your residents and ask the chief if this is a good time to present the new triage. If so, present fast, clearly, and in a specific order. If not, find a nearby workstation, and start cranking out the note (using a template you've swiped from one of the residents in EPIC). Then when they're ready, present. This might be as the two of you walk to the room, or they'll take over your note and you dictate. As you and the resident go to see the patient, grab an ultrasound on the way, making sure that it has both gel and cotton hand towels. If the patient is coming in with bleeding or is leaking fluid, also grab the spec kit.

u/carlseverson · 2 pointsr/Medical_Students

Beckmann and Ling's Obstetrics and Gynecology is excellent. Or at least, the 7th edition was excellent. This is a new edition that was published in April that I haven't read.


This is published in conjunction with the Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Their website has some good med student resources as well. https://www.apgo.org/students/

u/steyr911 · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

No. There's plenty of other stuff that you need to know. Were there any complications with her other pregnancies that could present again? Does she have a history of losing pregnancies? Did she have any still-borns? Did she get Rhogam (which is given because if mom is Rh negative and baby gets Rh positive blood type from dad, mom can make antibodies to the baby's blood and you can have an anemic newborn). You want to know if she got any prenatal care and if there were any warning signs like placenta previa or if she was taking any medications or illicit drugs. There's a LOT of things to watch for and I don't feel like typing them all out. Sure, knowing if the mom understands what's going on with her body is a little helpful, but the main reason you're getting all that history is so that if something starts going south, you have some clues as to what might be the issue so that you can intervene early.

I kind of spat out that previous comment, so it might come across funny. In any case, I was just trying to point out that: No, even in multiparous women, labor doesn't last minutes. It usually lasts a few hours. It can go very quickly, but that isn't usually the case. According to the ACOG, the mean duration of latent labor (onset of labor to full cervical dilation) in multiparous women is 5.0 hours and active labor (full dilation to delivery of baby) is 2.5 hours. So, the only reason why I think that people can get the impression that labor is only minutes is that they would wait longer because they don't think its "real" labor.

The ACOG source I used was the textbook "Obstentrics and Gynecology", 6th ed.

u/BigBoud · 3 pointsr/history

I don't know why you got downvoted for pointing out the truth.

Henrietta Leyser has also written about men's takeover of pre-modern gynecology in her book Medieval Women, as has Geoffrey Chamberlain in his (for this purpose amusingly-titled) From Witchcraft to Wisdom: A History of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the British Isles - perhaps a male author on the subject may convince some detractors?

u/sSamoo · 1 pointr/physicianassistant

omg Blueprints OBGYN
It's one of the few textbooks that I can actually sit down and READ. it explains things very clearly.


also PANCE PEARLS is a good supplemental for any specialty

u/Otiac · 1 pointr/moderatepolitics

Here are three textbooks that cover that a zygote is a unique, living, human life.

Care to provide any sort of statement on why, exactly, a zygote, which is scientifically human, alive, and unique, is not a human life? If you want to argue personhood, that's not science, that's philosophy of the mind, and we can go down some dark paths about what constitutes a human. If you want to argue science, there's no argument to be made.

Even people like Peter Singer concede this, because there's nothing to be argued against it. People that want to try and argue against it are trying to morally rationalize their decisions or wants, at least be consistent with it.

u/Darth_Punk · 1 pointr/AskMedical

What about https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gynecology_obstetrics/pdfs/residency/anatomy/PelvicAnatomyForResident.pdf?
For textbooks maybe https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Pelvic-Anatomy-Gynecologic-Surgery/dp/0323225527 you can download from http://libgen.io/search.php?req=Atlas+of+Pelvic+Anatomy+and+Gynecologic+Surgery&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=def
You probably don't need to though wikipedia is likely enough. In common use people mostly just use landmarks + directions (e.g. lesion located on inferior wall 1cm deep to the external opening of the vagina).

Going to need more details for intersex stuff. Different hormones, genes, anatomy?

u/zenlike · 1 pointr/medical

Postmenopausal bleeding is only cancer around 10% of the time. Two-thirds of the time it is just atrophy.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Berek-Novaks-Gynecology-Jonathan-S/dp/1451114338/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

u/GoonBobby · 1 pointr/Conservative

Only 1% of aborting mothers claim they were the victims of a rape. Source.

Even if you support the killing of an unborn child in the case of rape, that doesn't say anything about the other 99% of abortions. Edge cases do not make an argument for all cases.