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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:

BirthWell Partners
976 Linwood Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35222

BirthWell Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.