The Birth Partner is the ultimate guide for mothers, birth coaches, and doulas. There is nothing else so complete, well balanced, and reassuring. --Kathleen Huggins, author of The Nursing Mother's Companion and The Expectant Parents' Companion
Destined to become the birth partner's bible, [this] book provides the answer to many a labor coach's prayer in a comprehensive yet easily referenced fashion. --Marian Thompson, co-founder of La Leche League International
About the Author
Penny Simkin is a physical therapist, doula trainer, and a nationally renowned authority on childbirth. She is co-founder of Pacific Association for Labor Support and of DONA International (formerly Doulas of North America).