Required Reading

Students enrolled in FOUNDATIONS Childbirth Educator Certification Program are required to read (1) book from Section A and (2) books from Section B and submit a 1-page reflection on each. 

Students enrolled in APPOINTED Birth Doula Certification Program are required to read (1) book from Section A, (1) book from Section B and (2) books from Section C (4 books total) and submit a 1-page reflection on each.

Care was taken to ensure that the books on this list did not directly promote transgenderism or homosexuality.

In addition to the books chosen from this list, students should also have a Bible for reference. Preferred versions include KJV, NKJV or NASB but students may use any Bible.


Section A

Christ Centered Childbirth by Kelly J Townsend

Birth by Tina Cassidy

Optimal Care in Childbirth by Goer and Romano

In Your Own Time by Sara Wickham


Section B

Redeeming Childbirth by Angie Tolpin

The Essential Homebirth Guide by Drichta and Owen

Be Fruitful and Multiply by Nancy Campbell

Labor Pain by Henci Goer

Spellbound by Marcia Montenegro

Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

Breastfeeding Made Simple by Mohrbacher

Excellence by Andrew Wommack


 Section C

The Doula Business Guide 4th Edition by Patty Brennan

The Birth Partner’s Quick Reference Guide and Planner by Penny Simkin

When Survivors Give Birth by Klaus and Simkin

Cultivating the Doula Heart by Arnoldy

The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby by Anthis

Inducing Labor: Making Informed Decisions by Sara Wickham


The Biblical Birth School and the Required Reading List are based on a Protestant Biblical worldview. 

The Biblical Birth School welcomes women from many different Christian backgrounds.