Required Books

The following three(3) books are required to be purchased as a part of the doula training registration. They must be purchase separate from the registration itself.

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
The Nurturing Touch at Birth by Paulina Perez
Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine by Stacey Marie Kerr

Buy all three required texts in print from (E-book formats are available for some titles. Click on individual books for details.)

Optional Books

The following books are optional (not required), though they will increase your knowledge base.

Hypnobirthing – The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan
Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley, Marjie Hathaway, Jay Hathaway, James Hathaway
The Official Lamaze Guide by Judith Lothian

Additional Books

These books are given more for additional educational/entertainment value related to the topic of childbirth.

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber