Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator 

Recommended Reading List


This recommended reading material is not required but will supplement your learning.

Pregnancy and Childbirth  

  • Lothien, DeVries Giving Birth With Confidence (Office Lamaze Guide, current edition)
  • Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham & Bolding, Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the Complete Guide, 2010 (4th ed.) If an easier reading level is necessary, please feel welcome to substitute: Whalley, Simkin & Keppler, The Simple Guide to Having a Baby: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2005
  • Douglas, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between, 2011 (Canada)


Birth with Bodywork topics for all workshops

  • Balaskas, Janet. Active Birth
  • Blyth, Jenny Down to Earth Birth Book
  • Callais Germain, Blandine. Preparing for a Gentle Birth
  • Long, Ray. The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I Paperback


The following two books are suggested for (and about) doulas and birth companions:

  • Klaus, Kennell & Klaus, The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth, 2012 (3rd ed)
  • Simkin, Penny The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions, 2007 (4th ed.)


Videos to watch before The Spinning Babies® Parent Educator Training: