Amazing Talents of the Newborn DVD
A DVD guide for healthcare professionals and parents by Marshall Klaus, MD and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW. This 20 minute DVD program is designed to enhance appreciation for the innate and often overlooked abilities of the newborn. In so doing, help to broaden understanding of the newborn’s developmental needs.
Apollo Back Massager
Penny’s favorite massage tool during labor! The Apollo Massager is a handy and effective massage tool. The handle and flexibility of the roller tracks make it feel very natural and comfortable in your hand as you press and roll over any area of the body that holds tension.
Clarity Exercise for Maternity Care Decision-Making Handout (pad of 50)
A new handout designed to help simplify and clarify early choices in pregnancy that impact choices later in pregnancy and during labor.
Comfort Measures for Childbirth DVD
2008 edition. Penny Simkin teaches over 40 childbirth techniques, exercises and measures to expectant couples. “Comfort Measures is wonderful. I suggest that it be required viewing for all pregnant couples and childbirth professionals. Even the process of watching it was comforting. I learned a LOT!!" – Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother...
Labor Positions Coloring Book
The Labor Positions Coloring Book made its debut at the DONA International 2016 Conference in Seattle, WA where it sold out in 24 hours. This download PDF is a 26 page coloring book based on the drawings from the Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta. Use these beautiful pages with your childbirth class students as an add-on a...
Pregnancy and Labor Ice Pack
Penny loves to use ice packs on the low back for the person in labor. This ice pack is fantastic because it gently fastens around the belly with two straps, staying out of the way of monitors, and securely holds the ice pack in place. Stays cold for about 90 minutes, then refreeze as needed. Reusable ice pack with 18″ elastic straps to hold the ...
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (5th Edition)
This updated 5th edition is written by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham and April Bolding. “This is the ultimate guide to all aspects of birthing. It is a must for all pregnant women and those who love them!” says Christiane Northup, MD If you only buy one pregnancy book, this should be the one! It’s the most complete. It...
Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual: The 3 Rs of Childbirth – DVD
A Penny Simkin classic, depicting 23 “scenes” from the labors and births of 10 women, illustrating with moving examples what she often refers to as “The 3 Rs of Childbirth: Relaxation, Rhythm, and Ritual.” Watching these different women and their unique responses to contractions as they progress from early labor to birth will serve as inspiriati...
Simkin’s Ratings of Comfort Measures for Childbirth
This booklet uses Penny’s rating system to explain 18 different ways to relieve pain in labor, including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods. Highlighting both drug-free methods and methods using drugs, physical therapist Penny Simkin presents ratings for 19 different ways to relieve pain during labor. The booklet explains the ratin...
The Birth Partner – 5th Edition
Now co-authored by Katie Rohs, owner of YourDoulaBag! Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, new mothers’ mates, friends, and relatives and doulas (professional birth assistants) have relied on Penny Simkin’s guidance in caring for the new parent from the last few weeks of pregnancy through the early postpartum period. Fully revi...
The Events of Late Pregnancy Tear Pad (pad of 50)
This infographic describes the important events of late pregnancy and labor, all leading to the birth of baby! Useful teaching tool for childbirth educators or doulas, this easy-to-read handout helps pregnant parents understand the importance of letting labor start on it’s own, and delaying or refusing elective induction. Each handout includes ...
The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia 4th Edition
“This…edition is timely, useful, well organized, and should be in the bags of all doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians, and students involved in childbirth.”–Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to ...