Referenced Readings for the Childbirth Educator Certification are:

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, by Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham, & Bolding (2016)
  • Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth: A Guide for Midwives, by Walsh (2012)
  • Maternity & Women’s Health Care, by Lowdermilk, Perry, Cashion, & Alden (2015)
  • The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia, by Simkin & Ancheta (2011)
  • Prepared Childbirth – The Educator’s Guide, by Amis & Green (2015)
  • Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding – by Smith (2010)
  • Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, by Bennett (2015)

Suggested reading for further enrichment*, but NOT mandatory readings include:

  • Goer, H. & Romano, A. (2012). Optimal care in childbirth: The case for a physiologic approach. Seattle, WA: Classic Day Publishing.
  • Livingston, C. (2015). Innovative Teaching Strategies for Birth Professionals. Praeclarus Press, LLC.
  • LLLI: The Breast Feeding Answer Book (2012).  www.llli.org./babupdate
  • Buckley, S.& Gaskin, I.M. (2008). Gentle birth, gentle mothering: A doctor’s guide to natural     childbirth and early parenting choices. Celestial Arts.
  • Gluckman, P., Hanson, M., Seng, C. Y., & Bardsley, A. (2015). Nutrition & lifestyle for pregnancy & breastfeeding.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

* Note: There are no questions from these texts on the ICEA Childbirth Educator Certification Exam.