Books

Midwife To Be is broken up into 3 Phases. In each phase, there are a few recommended books to have in your own personal library as they are wonderful reference books for your journey as a midwife. In addition to the core books I recommend, you will read a variety of books from the book list below and submit book reviews and tests each Unit.

Below are the recommended books for each phase. Some books are used in multiple phases.

Phase 1:
  • Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year • Frye
  • Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery • NARMS
  • Varney’s Midwifery • Varney (latest edition if possible; not the mini book)
  • Olds’ Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women’s Health Across the Lifespan • Davidson, London, Ladewig
  • Holistic Midwifery (Volume 1) • Frye
  • A Midwife’s Handbook • Sinclair
Phase 2:
  • Birthsong Midwifery Workbook • Singingtree
  • Human Labor & Birth • Oxorn & Foote
  • Obstetrics & the Newborn • Beischer & Mackey
  • Naturally Healthy Pregnancy • Parker
  • Holistic Midwifery (Volume 1) •  Frye
Phase 3:
  • Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year • Frye
  • Varney’s Midwifery • Varney (latest edition if possible; not the mini book)
  • Holistic Midwifery (Volume 1) • Frye
  • A Midwife’s Handbook • Sinclair

All other books listed in the MTB Book Store below are books that will be used for book reviews and tests throughout the Midwife To Be program. Whether you check them out from the library, borrow, or purchase, this gives you an overview of the books we will use.

Support Midwifery Missions
You have the opportunity to support midwifery missions trips by purchasing any of your books through the MTB Book Store on Amazon. Simply click on any book below and it will route you through the MTB Book Store link for purchasing. Thank you in advance for supporting these trips!

Books not listed in MTB Amazon Book Store

You can also use the direct links below to find the books for the Phases 1-3
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3