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abcdEFM TEXTbook: Electronic Fetal Monitoring by Curran & Torgersen


Published in June 2006, this evidenced-based resource is the ONLY textbook in print applying NICHD terminology and guidelines cover-to-cover.

Critical thinking techniques are incorporated into each chapter to guide multidisciplinary interpretation and intervention over 350 pages.

Our textbook meets the national patient safety goal as the premier resource to enhance team work and effective communication among all perinatal providers.

Primary Text Reviewer: Julian Parer, MD PhD, University of California, San Francisco & Chairman, 1995-1996: NICHD Research Planning Workshop- Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Research Guidelines for Interpretation

Authors: Curran & Torgersen are nationally recognized leaders, researchers, and consultants on electronic fetal monitoring & medical legal implications

Target Audience: Any perinatal practitioner responsible for interpretation of EFM to include: Nurses, Nurse Midwives, Residents, & Physicians

This textbook meets the national patient safety goal as it enhances team work and effective communication.

It is a great resource for new orientees as well as experienced staff members.

List Price: $78.95
Price: $63.20

Attachment Pregnancy
Your resource for raising a healthy child from the moment of conception!

Birth Studies have shown that parents have more influence over their child, both emotionally and physically, during pregnancy and the first years after birth than at any other point in life.

Birth With The Attachment Pregnancy, you will learn how to use this important time to form a deeper connection and introduce your child to a loving environment--even before birth.

Childbirth & birth experts Tracy Wilson Peters and Laurel Wilson guide you through each stage of development with advice for providing consistent and nurturing care as your baby grows, so that you can ensure that every need is always met.

Birth From the moment your child is conceived to the day of delivery, The Attachment Pregnancy shows you how to strengthen your bond and give your baby the best life possible from the very beginning.

Price: $15.99

Birth Ambassadors: Doula & the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America by Christine Morton with Elayne Clift
Birth Ambassadors by Christine Morton with Elayne Clift documents the social history of the emergence of doula care in the United States. What are doulas and where did they come from? Why do women become doulas? What does it mean to be a doula?

Birth Ambassadors is the only book to fully answer these questions by connecting narrative accounts with critical sociological analysis of the dilemmas and issues embodied in doula history and practice.It interviews with currently practicing doulas and leaders in the field, Birth Ambassadors argues that the doula role is underpinned by ideological commitments to several overlapping and, at times, conflicting ideas around childbirth.

The book explores how this constellation of beliefs within doula practice represents an innovative yet problematic response within the maternity reform movement to empower women during and after childbirth.

Doulas are ambassadors to the world of birth, highlighting women’s emotional experience of birth in settings where beliefs and practices of the participants (the woman, her family, the nurses, midwives and obstetricians) are sometimes in conflict.

For doulas to fulfill their goal of entering mainstream maternity care, they and their organizations face critical challenges.
Price: $18.95

Birth Balls: The Use of Physical Therapy Balls in Maternity Care by Paulina Perez


Polly Perez, has provided the reader with an excellent resource, not only for use in Birthing Units, but also for the pregnant woman and her coach, who have no idea how to use the birthing ball.

This book should also be in the library of every pregnant woman and maternity nurse.

Ms Perez covers it all from prenatal uses for the birthing ball to uses in the laboring process. This is an excellent resource with pictures to demonstrate the use along with great text. This book is a must have for those considering the implementation birthing balls in their unit.

Pregnant woman will be want to read this valuable book during pregnancy and learn how to use the ball to ease pregnancy aches and pains and then use the ball during labor and birth. 2000

BULK PRICES available by calling us at 802/635-2142.
Price: $6.95

Brain Attack: Danger, Chaos, Opportunity and Empowerment by Paulina Perez with Marsha Rehns


Brain Attack chronicles the authors recovery from a major stroke which affected every aspect of her life. The book follows the author as she navigates a new road with all of its bumps and blind curves which was caused by a stroke that affected the very essence of her life as a public speaker.

It is a powerful story of determination and perseverance. This book rings true because the reader is drawn into the author's experience.

Polly also includes observations from those close to her -- family, friends, therapists -- so we get her story from many, varied points of view. Polly is a nurse, so we get the added bonus of her perspective both as a medical professional and as a "regular" patient.

Brain Attack restores stroke survivors and their family's confidence in their ability to deal with the aftermath of a brain attack. Brain Attack reads like a novel and will inspire you as you read about the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. 2001

BULK PRICES available by calling us at 802/635-2142.
Price: $15.95

Dance of the Womb by Maha Al Musa
Maha Al Musa's DANCE OF THE WOMB is a perfect addition to any midwife, doula or childbirth educators library.

The Dance of the Womb covers the basic physical elements of prenatal bellydance as well as some of the spiritual and rhythmic aspects of giving birth. Sharing this information with mothers-to-be will encourage relaxation, empower to relieve fears, beautifully connect a woman to her bodies birthing wisdom, help to align baby into the pelvis and create space and fluidity in body and mind. It is gentle, inspiring, meditative and nurturing.

Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth beautifully reveals the ancient art of belly dance as a prenatal exercise and process though labor. This book contains movements and techniques that can be used is a gentle guide throughout pregnancy, labor and birth. It has easy-to-follow instructions of how to use Belly Dance techniques to enhance both the pregnancy and birth process.

List Price: $48.95
Price: $39.00

Doula Business Kit


Savings over the individual item prices- This Doula Business Kit includes the following items at an discounted price.

Doula Business kit contains for following items: • Copy of Doula Programs book • Adding Doulas to the Maternity Care Team CD-ROM PowerPoint- 57 slides • 10 M&W Brochures • 10 You Deserve a Doula brochure • 10 New Client Information Card • 10 Your Birth Plan pamphlets • 10 Is this Labor? pamphlets • 10 What Now? Emotions of Early Parenthood pamphlets • 10 Labor Ball pamphlets • 2 Doula Bumper stickers
List Price: $120.95
Price: $85.00

Doula Programs: How to Start and Run a Private or Hospital-Based Program with Success! 2nd edition by Paulina Perez


Doula Programs is an practical & essential resource for all who are currently running or plan to run a birth or postpartum doula program. It fills an important gap in the literature on doula programs. As a 30 year veteran of doula program consulting, Perez’ passion for women and their babies radiates throughout this definitive book as she throughly guides readers on how to develop a top-notch doula program as she covers every aspect from A to Z in this hands-on manual. She writes in clear and down-to-earth style and describes the nitty-gritty of the business of running a doula program. This second edition is exactly what a new doula business person needs to get her business skills on a sound footing. The information in the book can be used to ensure that doula programs succeed long term. In this second edition, Perez has added a new exciting chapter titled Established Programs Around the World. The information in this chapter is the only listing of its kind in print and was written so that novice and/or experienced doulas can prevent having to re-invent the wheel all the time. The appendix includes a listing of URL’s and a extensive resource title listing and much more.
This goldmine of a book not only gives valuable information it stirs the need for change within the reader and the birthing community. As the book points out, “Change is necessary to keep maternity care vibrant and growing.”. By combining advocacy and activism, this book contributes importantly to movement and maternity care services.
Doula Programs fills an important gap in the literature. This how-to-do-it manual provides valuable strategies and solutions for anyone who wants to implement a doula program.

Although this book is written with doula programs in mind, the information in it can be used for anyone wanting to start a small business- especially other perinatal care oriented ones (childbirth educators, massage therapists, and midwives) .

RAVE reviews of the book from Penny Simkin, PT, CD and Tracy Peters, CEO of CAPPA

“It’s all here – everything you need to know and do to create a successful doula program. This book is far more than that, however. The uniqueness of this “how-to” book is the passionate cause that it serves –making birth better for women, babies and families. Polly Perez uses her experience, wisdom, and organizational skills to create a guide to successful doula programs for everyone from individual birth or postpartum doulas in private practice to agency and hospital leaders starting and maintaining institutional doula programs. She emphasizes “people skills” throughout, along with practical business matters.Polly also provides an extensive list of helpful resources, and the most complete directory of doula programs ever compiled – a great networking opportunity. This book deserves to be read by all in the field!

--Penny Simkin, PT

Doula Programs: How to Start and Run a Private or Hospital-Based Program with Success! is an essential resource for all who are currently running or plan to run, a hospital based doula program. This comprehensive text covers practical information for policy setters as well as essential information to ensure that the program succeeds long term. Polly uses her expertise in this area to guide the reader from start to finish! No doula program should be without this book as it's bible!

Tracy Wilson Peters, CEO

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)

Doula Programs’ Chapter 15 includes a comprehensive listing of doula programs around the world and is a help to ALL doulas. Use it for networking!!
Price: $32.95

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CEP will be at these events, come by and say Hi:

* 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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What's new this month...

Groundbreaking NEW Book on MotherBaby Bond  - The Greatest Pregnancy Ever: Keys to the MotherBaby Bond by Laurel Wilson & Tracy Peters  A pregnancy that focuses on the very important MotherBaby bond that exists before and after pregnancy! - $19.95

NEW Hot Soxs! - Hot Soxs Super soft microfiber material and now available in colors both solid and prints - $12.95

NEW Maternity Sculptures  - Waterbirth Sculpture  (Small) - $40.00, Waterbirth Sculpture  (Large) - $55.00, Woman with Partner Sculpture  (Small) - $35.00, Woman with Partner Sculpture  (Large) - $50.00, Woman Sitting on Birthball  (Small) - $35.00, Woman Sitting on Birthball  (Large) - $50.00, Woman Leaning  over Birthball  (Small) - $35.00, Woman Sitting on Birthball  (Large) - $50.00, Couple in Labor  (Small) - $35.00, Couple in Labor  (Large) - $50.00, Mother and Child  (Small) - $35.00, Mother and Child  (Large) - $50.00, Relaxing Pregnant Woman  (Small) - $30.00, Relaxing Pregnant Woman  (Large) - $40.00, Sculptor is a mother of 4 young children whose inspiration came from her doula and midwife experiences.

MUST SEE DVD FOR MIDWIVES & L&D NURSES - Resolving Shoulder Dystocia by Gail Tully DVD  Excellent teaching DVD. - $60.00

NEW bold colors and patterns of rebozos available Rebozos Our beautiful Mexican rebozos are hand woven with macrame fringe and come in bold colors and patterns. $38.00

NEW LABOR SUPPORT  FOR L & D NURSES POWER POINT Labor Support Strategies for L & D Nurses by Paulina (Polly) Perez CD ROM The goal of this set of Power Point slides is to provide education, training and support for labor and delivery nurses, midwives & doulas to increase labor support skill.  $199.95

NEW DVD for Doulas & CBE'S Creating Comfort & Confidence in Childbirth DVD by iBirth Watch as the laboring woman and her doula guide you through 26 of the most comfortable positions of labor.  $29.99

NEW NURTURING TOUCH DVD - Nurturing Touch for Birth  This unique DVD features four labors and births (two at home and two in the hospital) demonstration the use of supportive touch. $40.00

TWO NEW CHAPTERS in 3RD EDITION  of The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia - 3rd Edition by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta  Available in 2 weeks.  Features new to this edition include two new chapters on third and fourth stage labor management and low-technology interventions, a complete analysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing, and additional information on massage techniques. $44.99

REMARKABLE BOOKLET - The Belly Mapping Booklet includes valuable information on fetal positioning with easy-to-follow tips to give the baby a chance at the best position to make labor easier and shorter.  $14.95

NEW - Childbirth Class Teaching Points Power Point Presentation CD ROM These slides, illustrated with pictures, contains teaching points to add new dimensions to childbirth classes, nursing and midwifery continuing education sessions, and doula classes. 260 slides.  $250.00

NEW CBE LEARNING STATION CARDS Childbirth Class Learning Station Cards  $18.99

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