These are some of the downloadable eBooks we recommend for our Doulas. You can order them by clicking the title or the picture. They are in the Kindle format.

The Ultimate “How To” Guide For Doulas ~ How To Become A Doula And Create A Successful Business Doing What You Love!
April Rain
Are you a Doula or do you want to learn more about how to become a Doula? Do you want to know how to make MONEY doing it? Then this book is for you. This eBook provides a PROVEN easy step by step method on how you can become a successful Doula with a thriving business.

Experienced Doula: Advanced Skills for Hospital Doulas
Cassaundra Jah CPM IBCLC
If you are an experienced hospital doula here is your most valuable resource – a guide to advanced skills, tips, tricks and techniques.

Based on the belief that people become empowered through experiences which awaken within them the knowledge that they are strong, capable and wise; discover how a doula’s actions from interview to last postpartum can increase the potential for this self discovery.

Expand with business, marketing and social media skills
Form healthy working partnerships
Clear birth prejudices, prevent trauma and dive deeper with clients
Utilize the hospital setting to your advantage
Build knowledge about interventions, lactation, and remedies
Learn about transitioning into a lactation consultant or midwife

Combining facts, humor, and a grounded empowered voice, you’ll find the skills taught invaluable, making it one of the most important labor companion books you’ll ever read and recommend.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
Penny Simkin (Author), Janet Walley (Author), April Bolding (Author), Ann Keppler (Author), Janelle Durham (Author)
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators.  This book covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions, and advice to help make pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood an enjoyable, healthy experience. It’s the most up-to-date. It presents the latest research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth, and new advice to help you make informed decisions about your care. It’s the most authoritative, yet easy to use. A completely new design makes the information accessible, well organized, and easy to read. It includes engaging photos, illustrations, and boxed features that highlight important information.

The Birth Partner – Revised 4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions [Kindle edition]
Penny Simkin
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.

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth  [Kindle Edition]
Marshall H. Klaus (Author), John H. Kennell (Author), Phyllis H. Klaus (Author)
For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.

 

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: Updated With New Material [Kindle Edition]
Ina May Gaskin (Author)
Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.  Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs–and the miraculous roles touch and massage play

• What really happens during labor
• Orgasmic birth–making birth pleasurable
• Episiotomy–is it really necessary?
• Common methods of inducing labor–and which to avoid at all costs
• Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
• How to avoid postpartum bleeding–and depression
• The risks of anesthesia and cesareans–what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you
• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
• How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth [Kindle Edition]
by Grantly Dick-Read (Author), Ina May Gaskin (Foreword)
In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read’s philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks every possible root cause of western woman’s fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians!