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Special Women by Paulina Perez and Cheryl Snedeker
Special Women by Paulina Perez and Cheryl Snedeker
Before you drop everything to become a doula, make sure you read this extremely informative book. Prospective doula's-- this book is a must read!! It should be on your list of "must-reads" if you are thinking about entering "doula-dom". It highlights both the ups and downs of being a professional labor support person.

Special Women is the first book on the role of the doula and monitrice published and is part of the curriculum for doula/ birth assistant training throughout the world. It is the most all-encompassing book on becoming and practicing as an intrapartum doula. The book even has a section of real birth stories, told by a variety of people involved in the birth process. These offer insight into how real people react during child birth. It is a absolute Doula Encylopedia!

Special Women was revised and updated in 2000 (3rd edition) to assure the doula of current information. It includes why parents need labor support, setting up practice as a doula, relationship with hospital staff, advocacy and community image, communication & psychological issues, what to put in your “birth bag, and much more.
What doulas are saying:
“THE” doula book with a capital T!…..< CS/North Carolina

“Other books may cover tricks and tips but none of them address what being a doula is- emotions, conflicts, underlying issues, communication skills, coping techniques, and professionalism”….SE/Indiana

“An invaluable tool for the doula. I have read it several times and refer to it often”...AC/New Hampshire

“Polly’s book, Special Women, is one of many important books and articles she has published. I recommend it and quote from it at my doula trainings”.
Penny Simkin, PT, Author of The Birth Partner

This guidebook to the potential for wonder in birth grew out of the author's 25 years of pioneering experience (e.g., hospital consultant, perinatal nurse, childbirth educator, montrice). To her own experience she has added the cumulative wisdom of 75 families who chose to hire professional labor support, whose descriptions of their experiences enliven and enrich the discussions. The book identifies two primary types of professional labor assistant: the doula and the monitrice. Doulas provide physical and emotional support during birth, but do no assessment of fetal or maternal well-being, whereas the monitrice combines nurturing with clinical skills. For women who desire loving and empowering bith experiences, and for those who would like to devote their professional lives to helping others acheive those goals, this delightful and well-written book is an invaluable resource.

- Robbie E Davis-Floyd Ph.D

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* April 14, 2012
   Advanced Doula

    Keene, NH

* July 19-22, 2012
   CAPPA National

   Kansas City, MO  

* - Polly will be speaking at these events.

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