Listen to these Audible Books for Doulas
Audible books for doulas are a great way to add depth to professional doula training, continuing education, and pleasure reading for birth pros including midwives and birth educators. I'm a fan of Kindle books, digital books, and other ebook options and we use our local digital library regularly for homeschooling and general reading. However, it isn't often I want a digital reference book for herbalism, midwifery, or birth wisdom where I can't hold it in my hand, easily share, and have when the batteries run out. I have on many occassion chosen to have both digital and physical copies for a sort of the best of both worlds for bookmarking content or sharing with clients, but Audible books for doulas and birth professionals brings a whole new level to these busy callings.
One amazing thing Audible books for doulas can do is free up our time and get us moving. Having a job where you do a lot of bending over and sometimes driving can be taxing on the alignment of the body. Driving many miles and hours to reach clients for prenatals, postpartum appointments, and start and stop births can give you a lot of listening time for not only educational literature, but motivational and entertainment reading as well that you may otherwise not make the time for during your down days.
Here are Audible books for doulas you can start listening to on the way to your next birth.
Audible Books for Doulas, Midwives, Childbirth Educators and Birth Pros
Call the Midwife Trilogy
If you've enjoyed watching the highly popular BBC series, Call the Midwife, you'll really love listening to the memoir trilogy as it was originally written (plus an additional fourth book not yet available on Audible as Jennifer Worth recounts her post-midwifery days, doulaing those at the end of their earthly life as many birthworkers go on to hold space full circle and other paperback gems).
Book 1 - Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Book 2 - Shadows of the Workhouse
Book 3 - Farewell to the East End
Book 4 - In the Midst of Life (paperback)
Correspondance Letters to the Midwife (paperback)
The Midwife's Sister (paperback) - by Christine Lee, Jennifer Worth's sister
The Midwife of Hope River
Patricia Harman, West Virginia author and former midwife, takes you on a relatable journey as you travel to your birth clients with real life inspired stories and a series of books enjoyable by all birth professionals.
Other Audible Books by Patricia Harman:
The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel
Beautiful Birth Meditation Guide
This one is for the audio device during a prenatal or birth. When you or the rest of the birth team need a little break, or mom is simply relaxed in the birth tub - play this softly in the background if it feels desireable to her. This is also a good guide to listen to on the way to a birth to remind you of the meditative guidance you can use for your clients.
Author Jackie Mize writes to inspire families to trust God in their body's design for pregnancy and birth. This positively motivational and scripture-supported audible book is a great option for doulas and parents to inspire and encouraging for the perinatal stages.
If you're traveling near and far you may be running low on time spent cozying up by the fire for your next down-time-book. Audible books for doulas are great when you don't have extra time, but drive a lot or as movement motivators to anticipate your daily walking habits, or while you're prepping snack bags for the littles when you're on call. So, whether you're taking your doula agency to the next workshop or soaking up the personal time on your way to a birth, you'll love these audible books for doulas.
Looking for other book shelf items? Take a look at this book list for your birth book shelf.
What books have you enjoyed listening to as a birth mentor?