best Childbirth educator reading
Our Favorite Books
These are books you will need to read prior to coming to your training. Once you register for a training you will be sent your study guide and you can use these books to help you answer the study guide.
Mothering the New Mother, Placksin (chapters 1, 3, 5 and 9)
Optimal Care in Childbirth, Henci Goer
Worth Every Penny, Erin Verbeck and Sarah Petty
Expecting Better, Emily Oster (parts 1-4)
You may want to stash these books in your library to help answer questions from future clients. They are not required for certification and you do not need to read them cover to cover.
Breastfeeding Made Simple, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Nancy Mohrbacher
When Survivors Give Birth, Penny Simkin