Required Reading For BWS Birth Doula Certification
Each of These:

Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions, Simkin (2018). Available here.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, 2nd Edition, Patterson, et al. (2012). Available here.
The Nurturing Touch at Birth: A Labor Support Handbook - Third Edition, Perez & Hutchins (2014).  Available here.


One of These:

Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage, Kaplan (2018). Available here.

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, Newman, MD (2006). Available here.

Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, Mohrbacher & Kendall-Tackett (2010). Available here.

One of These:

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, Block (2008). Available here.

Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding 2nd Edition, Smith & Kroeger (2012). Available here.

A Brain is Born, Upledger. Available here.

One of These:

Natural Health After Birth, Romm & Gaskin (2014). Available here.

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, Ou & Greeven (2016). Available here.

One of These:

The Doula Business Guide: Creating a Successful Motherbaby Business, Brennan (2012). Available here.

Doula Programs: How to Start and Run a Private or Hospital-Based Program with Success, Perez & Thelen (2010). Available here​.

Suggested Reading (Not Required, But Sooooooo Good!):

A Black Woman's Guide to Homebirth: For Women and Families of Color, Kellman (2018). Available here.

The Complete Guide To Pregnancy and Childbirth, Kitzinger (2003). Available here.

Mamatoto: A Celebration of Birth, Dunham (1992). Available here.

Give Birth a Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC, Blandina CNM (2018). Available here.

Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities (KAIROS), Apfel, et al. (2016). Available here.
Healing Touch: Essential Energy Medicine for Yourself and Others, Hover-Kramer (2011). Available here.

The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two, Sears (2013). Available here.

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, Simkin, et al. (2017). Available here.

The Simple Guide to Having a Baby: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, Whalley, et al (2014). Available here.

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality (2017). Available here

Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood - and Trusting Yourself and Your Body, Cohen (2017). Available here

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices, Buckley (2008). Available here.

The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People, Mahoney & Mitchell (2016)). Available here.

Note: To receive your BWS Doula Certification, you will need to submit the Affidavit of Completion included in your Certification Packet for each required book.