Helpful books and websites on birth and beyond, including childcare resources for dads, partners, grandparents and anyone who wants to lend a hand.

The Birth Partner The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth, Second Edition. 

Penny Simkin, PT. The Harvard Common Press, 2001.
An excellent resource on labor and delivery for husbands and partners.


The Doula BookThe Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth. 

Marshall H. Klaus, MD, John H. Kennell, MD and Phyllis H. Klaus, CSW, MFCC. Da Capo Press; 2002.
Discusses the benefits of having trained support present during labor.


The Expectant FatherThe Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, Second Edition. 

Armin A. Brott, and Jennifer Ash. Abbeville Press, 2001.
Sound advice and practical tips for expectant fathers.


The New FatherThe New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year. 

Armin A. Brott. Abbeville Press, 1997.
An indispensable handbook on fatherhood during your baby's first 12 months.


Life-Span Development, Eleventh EditionLife-Span Development, Eleventh Edition. 

John W. Santrock, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
An impressive resource on the stages of human development.

» National Association for the Education of Young Children

Search for a NAEYC-accredited childcare organization near you.


» Childbirth Connection

Published studies on pain management in labor, the first national survey of women's childbearing experiences and other scientific research.


» ChildCareAware™ National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral

Helping you locate quality childcare resources in your community.


These suggested materials have been recommended by third parties and are presented as a means of providing information to those in search of baby-care resources. Mead Johnson has not reviewed or endorsed these materials.