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Recommended Reading List for BABE Certification

  • The Birth Partner – Simkin
  • Guidelines for Perinatal Care (8th Edition) – AAP/ACOG
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth – Kitzinger
  • The Doula Book – Kennell/Klaus/Klaus
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn – Bolding/Durham/Keppler/Simkin/Whalley
  • Surviving Teen Pregnancy – Arthur
  • Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach – Goer/Romano
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers – Newman/Pitman
  • Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Co-Sleeping – McKenna
  • When Survivors Give Birth – Klaus/Simkin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Gaskin
  • Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds – Gabriel


We may accept reviews for other, current materials on childbirth education.  If you would like to review materials not included on this list, please contact our office for approval.