It can be hard to find some of the amazing books out there for doulas and CBEs here in Canada. We want to change that! Have a book you think should be listed? Let us know!
A place to guide you through setting up your doula business and somewhere to keep track of your growth, "The Doula's Essential Planner" is what every doula, new or experienced, needs to take her business to the next level.
Recommended Reading for the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Workshop.
A user-friendly sociological overview of the philosophy and practice of doulas in the U.S.
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman
The companion book to the groundbreaking 2 day course "When Survivors Give Birth"
This is a one of a kind book for survivors and their maternity caregivers.
Mindful ABCs is an Alphabet book for the new generation of children. It introduces each letter to a word (wait till you see which ones!) as well as pair it with a familiar animal for immediate recognition.
As a continuation of the Mindful Series, Mindful 1,2,3 introduces Mindful experiences by being present to our bodies, feelings, and thoughts. Counting, colourful design and fun ways to engage in observations of life included!
This guide is a great resource for professionals to have on hand for teaching or during labor. Expectant parents can also use this guide on their own and it makes a great gift for any expectant mother.
These full color handouts summarize the basics of labor using an easy-to-follow format with photos and illustrations.
Set of 25 glossy, full-color brochures
by Sherokee Ilse Empty Arms is a unique and encouraging book that reaches out to all who have been touched by infant death or miscarriage.
New Version - released July 2017!!
Required reading for the Birth Doula Workshop and just an overall AMAZING BOOK!
We are lucky enough to offer copies signed by Penny Simkin herself.
Required Reading for the Birth Doula Workshop
We are thrilled to offer SIGNED copies by Penny Simkin herself!
This updated 4th edition is written by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham and April Bolding. “This is the ultimate guide to all aspects of birthing. It is a must for all pregnant women and those who love them!” says Christiane Northup, MD
The 3 books on the required reading list for the Birth Doula Workshop!
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, The Complete Guide. by Simkin et al.
Breastfeeding Made Simple, 2nd Ed. by Mohrbacher and Kendall-Tackett
The Birth Partner, 4th Ed, by Penny Simkin
The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia 4th EditionThe Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary.
This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths.
Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.
“This…edition is timely, useful, well organized, and should be in the bags of all doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians, and students involved in childbirth.”
–Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health