Children’s books: We love children’s books! Help us provide a book to every new mother we serve so she can start reading to her baby right away!
Books for our doula trainees: We welcome donations of any books about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting.
We especially need books from the doula reading list. These are books our doulas must read to complete certification.
All of our doulas need copies of:
The Doula Book, by Klaus, Kennell & Klaus, 3rd edition, 2012
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions, by Penny Simpkin 3rd edition, 2008
They also need to read any of these books about childbirth:
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 4th Edition by Sheila Kitzinger 2004
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the Complete Guide, revised, 2001 by Simkin, Whalley & Keppler
The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: the Ultimate Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between, 2002 (U.S. or Canadian version), Douglas
The Simple Guide to Having a Baby (simple English version), 2005 Whalley, Simkin & Keppler
Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions about Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Birth, Hospital Birth, revised 2005, Harper
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, 2004, Gaskin
An Easier Childbirth: A Mother’s Guide for Birthing Normally, 1993, Peterson
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, 1999, Goer
and about Breastfeeding:
The Breastfeeding Answer Book, 3rd edition, Mohrbacher, Stock & Newton
Breastfeeding Made Simple, 2005 (Available in the U.S. and Canada), Mohrbacher & Kendall-Tackett
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, 2000 (Available in the U.S.), Newman & Pitman
Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding, 2000 (Available in Canada), Newman & Pitman
The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 5th edition, 2005, Huggins & Lawrence
Contact us to make arrangements so we can get contributions from you, or contributions can be mailed to:
976 Linwood Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35222
BirthWell Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.