Recommended Readings

Doula Literature:

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, and Phyllis H. Klaus

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin


Pregnancy Literature:

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, and Janelle Durham

Conception, Pregnancy and Birth by Dr. Miriam Stoppard


Birthing Literature:

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan


Breastfeeding Literature:

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins