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Reading List: Maternal Fitness Educator

Compulsory Reading

  • Birth Fitness Trainer Manual (Provided by CAPPA at the time of enrolling)
  • The Female Pelvis : Anatomy & Exercises (Blandine Calais-Germain)

Choose 1 from the following list:

  • Active Birth (Janet Balaskas)
  • Expecting Fitness (Birgitta Gallo’s)
  • Easy Exercises for Pregnancy (Janet Balaskas)
  • Exercising through your pregnancy (James F.Clapp)
  • Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan (Bonnie Berk)

Choose 1 from the following list:

  • Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy (Elizabeth Somer)
  • Nutrition in Pregnancy & Lactation (Worthington-Roberts, Vermeesch, & Williams)

Choose any 2 from the following:

  • The Birth Book (Sears & Sears)
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn (Penny Simkin)
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth (Sheila Kitzinger)
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (HenciGoer)
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (Ina May Gaskin)
  • The VBAC Companion (Diana Korte)
  • Preventing Preterm Birth (Michael Katz)
  • Every Pregnant Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth (Barbara Luke)
  • The Pregnancy Bed Rest Book (Amy E. Tracy)
  • Mind Over Labor (Carl Jones)
  • Easing Labor Pain (Adrienne Lieberman)
  • The Labor Progress Handbook (Penny Simkin)