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Recommended Reading List for BABE Certification

  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions – Simkin
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth – Kitzinger
  • The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth – Kennell/Klaus/Klaus
  • Mind Over Labor: A Breakthrough Guide to Giving Birth – Jones
  • No More Morning Sickness: A Survival Guide for Pregnant Women – Erick
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide – Bolding/Durham/Keppler/Simkin/Whalley
  • Surviving Teen Pregnancy – Arthur
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Goer
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America – Newman/Pitman
  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women – Klaus/Simkin 


Book reviews should be typed with 11 or 12 pt. font and should be 1-2 pages long.

We may accept reviews for other, current materials on childbirth education.  If you would like to review materials not included on this list, email office@acbe.com for approval.