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
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
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
If these books are not at your local library and/or are not attainable for you, please contact us and Best Doula Training will donate a copy to your local library.