NURTURING BEGINNINGS: A GUIDE TO POSTPARTUM CARE FOR DOULAS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKERS
Our postpartum guide takes you through the new mother’s journey and into your own as you explore what it means to be “in service of a postpartum woman and her family.” Nurturing Beginnings was one of the first comprehensive postpartum training manuals and is on the current DONA Reading List for Postpartum Doulas.
“This book is an excellent resource for all doulas, birth and postpartum. It is a[n} excellent guide for topics to be covered by birth doulas as they prepare their clients for life with baby. It is a step by step instruction manual for postpartum doulas in their work with new families. For me, it is ultimate refresher class to my prior postpartum doula training with Debra.”
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Also includes poems by Maureen Cannon and “A Doula Speaks” writings from the authors adding insights to the chapters.
Revisions and contributions to the updated version were made by Leah DeCesare and contributions by leaders in the field who permitted us to reprint their previously published work include Penny Simkin, Marshall Klaus, John H. Kennell, Cathy Romeo, and William Sears. Nurturing Beginnings has a tremendous amount of links and resources valuable to birthworkers of varying levels of experience. We hope you enjoy reading Nurturing Beginnings and making it a valuable tool amongst your birth resources.