UPDATE: As of May 2021, Penny Simkin is on hiatus from teaching. Penny’s classes with be taught by her long-time assistant, Katie Rohs, during this time.
Childbirth Preparation Series (8 week)
Sibling Preparation for Kids
BA (English Literature); Physical Therapy certificate; 49 years teaching; author of books, journal, and magazine articles; Birth doula (retired); Birth Doula Trainer,; Presenter of workshops; lectures, and other presentations to maternity care professionals on a variety of birth related topics in many states and countries. I also counsel parents, doulas, and others on childbearing issues, including early trauma and traumatic birth.
My role is to use my knowledge and experience to help expectant parents to gain confidence and master skills that contribute to a positive and fulfilling experience as THEY define it. Because they will remember it all their lives, I want to help make this transformative experience a good memory.
Married 59 years, 4 grown children, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a Pug, Lola.
Favorite Thing About Teaching:
I love being with parents at this transformative time in their lives.
The most important thing I hope my students will take away from class:
What I’d like to be doing in 5-10 years:
Though unlikely, I’d like to be teaching birth classes that remain popular!