This book is optional for the course.
From the back cover: Take this book home and you will seize the opportunity to use the information in this book to educate yourself about new ways to care for laboring women.
Notes: The Nurturing Touch at Birth used to be a required text for the birth doula training. It appears to be temporarily unavailable on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as a new book purchase. Used book options are available at a reasonable price, but it is no longer a required book to complete the training.