best doula 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. 

Baby Catcher, Peggy Vincent

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg

Mothering the New Mother, Placksin (chapters 1, 3, 5 and 9)

When Survivors Give Birth, Simkin and Klaus

Worth Every Penny, Erin Verbeck and Sarah Petty

reference books

You will want to stash these books in your doula bag or 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.

The Labor Progress Handbook, Simkin and Ancheta

Optimal Care in Childbirth, Henci Goer

Breastfeeding Made Simple, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Nancy Mohrbacher

recommended books

These books are not required pre-certification work but are great books. Perhaps choose one of them as a book to read for re-certification.

Birth Ambassadors, Christine H. Morton and Elayne Clift

Community Support for New-Families, Jane I. Honikman

Cut It Out, Theresa Morris

community Sharing

If these books are not at your local library and/or are not attainable for you, please contact us and Best Doula Training will help you get the book.