The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

This book is required for the course.

By Penny Simkin

Additional Details

  • Edition: 4th or 5th
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press
  • ISBN: 155832819X

From the back cover: Since the original publication of The Birth Partner , new mothers’ mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin’s guidance in caring for the new mother from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.