Required books for Doula program

The following books will provide students with an understanding of pregnancy, childbirth, the labor process, postpartum, breastfeeding, relaxation and breathing techniques. These books are a starting place giving students a base of information to build upon.


1. The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
2. The Nursing Mother’s Companion – 7th Edition by Kathleen Huggins
3. The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be by Armin Brott
4. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin


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