The Birth Doula Certification course 
The Birth Doula course requires you to have five books total. Three of the titles are required (listed below) and the remaining two are elective (you can pick any books from this list, or any book that meets the “Elective” standards described below).

Required reading for the Birth Doula Certification (must read all three)
1. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering : A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices (Paperback)–by M.D. Sarah J. Buckley

2. The Birth Partner – Revised 4th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads. Doulas. and All Other Labor Companions by Simkin. Penny ( 2013 ) Paperback

3. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Eighth Revised Edition (La Leche League International Book)

Elective book Choice
The students can select any book related to birth, pregnancy and the experience of birthing women (with the exception of works of fiction, of course).

In that way, our students can zero in and focus on specific populations they know they will be serving.

In addition, one of these two elective books must be from a cultural perspective that is different from the reader. That expands and broadens the knowledge and cultural awareness of the Doula and our faculty. If you need some suggestions, you can select any of these books.

You will also need a Birth Ball for the practical assignment.

The Postpartum Doula Certification course 
The Postpartum Doula Certification course requires the purchase of one book, Nurturing New Families: A Guide to Supporting Parents and Their Newborn Babies by Naomi Kemeny (2014-09-07) While this book is very UK centric for resources, the advice is given for nurturing a new mother are universal.

Professional Development Course
The Professional Development Course requires the purchase of one book, The Doula Business Guide and The Doula Business Guide Workbook: Tools to Create a Thriving Business.

The Madriella Child Birth Educator Course
Our Child Birth Educator Course requires the Plumtree Baby Childbirth Curriculum (3rd edition).

The Madriella Lactation Educator Course
The Madriella Lactation Lactation Educator Course requires the Plumtree Baby Breastfeeding Curriculum.

The Madriella Loss and Bereavement Certification Course

There is one required book for this course and three electives. The required book is Roe, Gary. Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heart (Good Grief Series Book 3)

The three elective books can be any of the following:

Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for Grieving Mothers
Miscarriage Mom: The Unspoken Realities of Miscarriage and How to Cope
You Are Not Alone: Love Letters From Loss Mom to Loss Mom
Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Coping With Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning
Silent Grief: Hope For Surviving Early Miscarriage
Comfort for Grieving Hearts: Hope and Encouragement for Times of Loss

The Madriella Placenta Specialist Course

Placenta: The Gift of Life

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