Childbirth Education Books & Materials
Parent Trust’s childbirth books and workbook have sold over a million copies and can be found in hospitals, birth education centers, and individuals’ homes across the United States. For the lowest guaranteed prices, place your individual and bulk orders through Parent Trust. Not only will you get the lowest prices, but your purchase will also help support the thousands of children and families Parent Trust serves.
Scroll down for detailed information about all of our childbirth books and materials:
- Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (PCN)
- The Simple Guide to Having a Baby (available in Spanish)
- A Guide for Expectant Fathers
- The Great Starts Guide
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Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (PCN)
by Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham, and Bolding.
Meadowbrook Press, 2010
Retail $16.00, our price $11.20
Three books in one! This is the only book you will need to learn about your pregnancy, childbirth, and new baby. Up-to-date, authoritative, and easy to read, this book leaves readers feeling more knowledgeable and less apprehensive about having a baby. More info >>
The PCN won three new awards in 2009. Awards received by National Parenting Publication, iParenting Media, and Living Now Books. Award information >>
“If expectant parents could have one book, this would be the one.” €“ Trish Booth, M.A., L.C.C.E., F.A.C.C.E. childbirth education consultants, Manlius, NY
The Simple Guide to Having a Baby
(Available in Spanish)
By Whalley, Simkin, Keppler, Gredler
Meadowbrook Press, 2005
Retail $12.00, our price $8.40
The SG is a short and easy to follow guide to pregnancy, birth, and babies. It provides readers with essential childbirth information with straightforward text, simple drawings, and short personal accounts. Written by the same respected and leading authorities as the PCN, it is a great book for anyone interested in learning more about childbirth. More info >>
A Guide for Expectant Fathers
By Bernie Dorsey
Parent Trust for Washington Children, 2011
Retail $3.99, Quantity Discounts Available
“Bernie Dorsey’s Conscious Fathering Guide [for Expectant Fathers] goes straight to the heart of how and why purposeful and informed fathering is so good for children and their families. Straight, smart talk at a time when men are ready to listen.” ~Kyle Pruett, MD, CLinical Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
The Great Starts Guide
Who you choose as your care provider for pregnancy and birth, and where you give birth can have a huge impact on how your birth goes, and on your overall satisfaction with your experience. Do you have the information you need to make the choices that best suit your personality, your priorities, and your medical needs? The Great Starts Guide is a FREE, downloadable magazine. a consumer guide to help you choose what’s best for you. It includes articles on the different types of childbirth providers and birth places, summaries of recommendations on what policies, services and intervention rates you should look for, and survey responses and quotes from new parents about how they feel about the care they received.
There is also a special local version of the guide for King County, Washington. We surveyed local hospitals, birth centers, and midwifery practices to learn more about their policies, services, and intervention rates, and created a consumer reports style summary of the options.
Download the Great Starts Guide (non-local version) here >>
Or, download the Great Starts Guide for King County with results from our local survey here >>
We offer the Great Starts Guide free of charge so that everyone can access this vital information. However, it does take many long hours of work to create the Guide, so we would appreciate it if you would consider a donation of $10 to Parent Trust to help support this project and other work by our agency.