Recommended & Inspirational Reading

Doula training


Nothing beats having a real baby in for the Postnatal sessions!

Thanks to little Sam, who was a star...March 2010


Here are some of the many books you might find interesting and inspiring for your Doula journey. You are not expected to read all of these for training! We can guide you with your choices before the Course, or help you hone your choices during the week.

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The Pregnant Body Book £28.77
Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood Barbara Lucke, Donna Miller Watelet, Yana Cortland £67.47
Birth without Doctors: Conversations with Traditional Midwives Jacqueline Vincent-Priya £35.03
The Continuum Concept (Arkana) Jean Liedloff £5.21
The Social Baby: Understanding Babies' Communication from Birth Lynne Murray, Liz Andrews £42.63
Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby Deborah Jackson £6.43
Magical Child Joseph Chilton Pearce £56.37
Magical Child Joseph Chilton Pearce £56.37
Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding Jack Newman, Teresa Pitman £47.45
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America Jack Newman, Teresa Pitman £70.60
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding La Leche League International, Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman £8.94
The Breastfeeding Answer Book Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock £93.26
The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business Gabrielle Palmer £11.99
Birth Matters: a midwife's manifesta Ina May Gaskin £5.06
Birth Matters: a midwife's manifesta Ina May Gaskin £5.06
The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child (Sears Parenting Library) William Sears, Martha Sears £6.11
Baby Massage: A Comprehensive Step-by-step Guide Galit Hughes £10.10
Teach Yourself Baby Massage and Yoga (TYG) Anita Epple, Pauline Carpenter £96.14
Magical Child Joseph Chilton Pearce £56.37
Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) Lois J Estner £27.00
Seed Handbook Lynne Franks £150.60
Doula Programmes: How to Start and Run A Private or Hospital Based Pro Paulina Perez £39.72
Using Counselling Skills on the Telephone and in Computer-mediated Communication Pete Sanders £15.04
Sensitive Midwifery Caroline Flint £164.75
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions Penny Simkin £65.47
Birth Space, Safe Place: Emotional Well-Being Through Pregnancy and Birth Adela Stockton £3.99
Spiritual Midwifery Ina May Gaskin £10.18
Birth And Beyond: The Definitive Guide to Your Pregnancy, Your Birth, Your Family - From Minus 9 to Plus 9 Months Yehudi Gordon £21.26
Birth Without Violence: New Edition Frederick Leboyer £14.09
Home Birth: A Practical Guide Nicky Wesson £8.99
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth Ina May Gaskin £7.48
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth Grantly Dick-Read, Michel Odent £20.00
Birth Reborn: What Childbirth Should Be Michel Odent £7.44
The Caesarean Michel Odent £15.37
Homeopathy for Midwives Barbara Geraghty £28.19
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (Wise Woman Herbals Series: No. 1) Susun S. Weed £9.98
The Red Tent Anita Diamant £4.41
Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett £5.69
Breast Is Best Dr Penny Stanway, Dr. Andrew Stanway
Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth (Health & Healing) Michel Odent £5.73
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding Ina May Gaskin £3.99
Water And Sexuality (Arkana S.) Michel Odent £71.20
The Waterbirth Book: From the World-Renowned Natural Childbirth Pioneer Janet Balaskas £88.80
Inner Beauty, Inner Light: Yoga for Pregnant Women Frederick Leboyer £10.99
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful : Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Cindy Crawford, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa £15.36
Yoga for Pregnancy Wendy Teasdill £65.00
Preparing for Birth with Yoga: Empowering and Effective Exercise for Pregnancy and Childbirth Janet Balaskas £95.23
The Herbal for Mother and Child: Essential home remedies for a healthy pregnancy, a trouble-free birth and everyday childhood ailments Anne McIntyre £113.75
The New Experience of Childbirth Sheila Kitzinger