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Links to more information about doulas and childbirth education
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Pacific Northwest Doula Organizations
(including DONA, the premier doula organization)
and recommended reading list;
 

Links and contact information to doula-related web sites
 
Doulas of North America
P.O. Box 626
Jasper, IN  47547
Phone: 888-788-DONA (3662)
Fax: 812-634-1491
 
 
Pacific Association for Labor Support (PALS)
1100 23rd Avenue East
Seattle, WA  98112
Phone: 206-325-1419
 
 
Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS)
4756 U. Village Pl. N.E. / #154
Seattle, WA  98105
Phone: 206-955-6155
 
 
Seattle Midwifery School
2524 16th Avenue South, Room 300
Seattle, WA  98144-5104
Phone: 206-322-8834
Toll Free: 800-747-9433
the school for midwives and doulas
 
 
 
 

Reading List
These are great books;
 
 
The Doula Book; How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth
by Marshall Klaus, M.D., John H. Kennell, M.D.,
and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.ed., C.S.W.
The book about doulas - if you are concidering having a doula but are not quite sure, this is the book to read - lots of facts, study findings and so much more.
 
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn
by Penny Simkin, P.T., Janet Whalley, R.N.,B.S.N.,
Ann Keppler, R.N., M.N.
of the Childbirth Association of Seattle
A very informative and thoughtful manual.
 
Birthing From Within; An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
by Pam England, C.N.M, M.A., and Rob Horowitz, PhD.
Truely an extra-ordinary book. I've heard it called "life changing".
More information about Birthing From Within is available at www.birthpower.com. This could be the one book that changes your childbirthing experience.
'Powerful' is an understatement.
 
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Sheila Kitzinger
This book has a great week by week diary that explains
how your baby is developing and changes that you can
expect to see in your body, which is great to refer to, especially
if you wish that you had a window in your uterus.
 
The Birth Partner; Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
by Penny Simkin, P.T.
A must for reading if you plan to be a birth coach.
Great book for partners, husbands, friends, family members.
For the birth partner who wishes to be truly helpful and supportive,
this is the book for you.
 
 
The Nursing Mother's Companion
by Kathleen Huggins, R.N.,M.S.
A wonderful book...this is the book that supported
my breastfeeding years.
 
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
by La Leche League
Includes many women's stories about their own
breastfeeding experiences.

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