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    Find out what other moms-to-be are asking. Join in the discussion with Henci Goer, whose expertise is determining what the research tells us best promotes safe, healthy birth. If you would like to contact Henci outside of the Ask Henci forum, send an email to

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    Dear Henci,
    I am an AAMI student who has chosen "evaluating research" as one of my specialties. I find your work very useful and readable, and am hoping that perhaps you can offer some direction to exploring this subject more deeply. I am planning on enrolling in some university courses, but as I wait for funding to do so, am looking for outside reading material. Could you recommend material that you have found beneficial? I appreciate any direction that you can offer. Thanks.

    ~Bekah S.
    Midwifery student, homebirth mom of 5 By: bekahs
    Archived User
    Welcome to the club! Here are some books I recommend: My top pick:

    How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine by Trisha Greenhalgh

    I don't know why it is, but the Brits just seem to write better than Americans.

    Then there is:

    Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice edited by Gordon Guyatt and Drummond Rennie

    This is a collection of papers published in JAMA.

    Finally, I recommend:

    Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM by E. Straus, W. Scott Richardson, Paul Glasziou, and R. Brian Haynes

    I'm sure there are others, but these should keep you busy for awhile. Happy reading!

    -- Henci By: Henci Goer

    All Times America/New_York

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