Penny Simkin



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The Birth Partner

4.31 avg rating — 5,504 ratings — published 1989 — 21 editions
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Pregnancy, Childbirth And T...

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4.21 avg rating — 2,341 ratings — published 1984 — 29 editions
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When Survivors Give Birth: ...

4.42 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Labor Progress Handbook: Ea...

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Comfort Measures for Childb...

4.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1997
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The Simple Guide to Having ...

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BIRTH PARTNER'S HANDBOOK

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1989
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The Birth Partner's Quick R...

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The Napsac Consumer Guide T...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1990
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“Try not to take it personally if the mother criticizes you or tells you to stop doing something that you expected to be helpful. Just say, “Sorry,” and stop doing it. Don’t try to explain why you did it or express frustration with her. She is really saying that labor is so difficult right now that nothing helps. You are the safest person for her to lash out at. Later, she will probably apologize.”
Penny Simkin, The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

“Early postpartum period • Immediate contact with your baby (including breastfeeding) • Minimal postpartum pain • Good health (you and your baby)”
Penny Simkin, Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

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