Penny Simkin, a physical therapist, has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1968. She trains childbirth educators, doulas, and doula-trainers and frequently conducts workshops for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
Janet Whalley, a registered nurse, has been a childbirth educator since 1975. She is the former executive director of the Childbirth Education Association of Seattle. She provides breastfeeding counseling for new mothers and teaches classes on newborn care.
Ann Keppler, a registered nurse, parish nurse, and lactation specialist, has taught childbirth classes and new-parent classes since 1975.
There wasn't a lot surrounding pregnancy, but as far as childbirth goes, I thought this was an excellent resource for information on birth planning and coping with discomfort... Read morePublished on June 13 2009 by Amder
I was expecting a lot more detail on the pregnancy. There was a lot of things that I had to look up online because the information was not in the book.Published on June 2 2006 by Helena
After buying a bunch of books, this turned out to be the one I kept referring to over and over again throughout my pregnancy. Read morePublished on April 19 2004
This book is very comprehensive and contains a lot of useful charts and checklists, but it makes for a fairly dry read. Read morePublished on June 14 2003
This book isn't any different from many other pregnancy books that are out there. If you know nothing about pregancy and childbirth this book would be a good starting point, but... Read morePublished on March 1 2003 by J. Allen