best Childbirth educator reading

childbirth educator certified birth instructor

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)

reference books

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