Labors of Love: A Doula's Birth Stories
My book was published in December 2010, with a second printing in 2014 and a third printing in 2018, and is a collection of real-life birth stories. A complimentary signed copy is included when you attend a Birth Doula Workshop. Additional copies are available for purchase on the registration page and from Amazon.
Penny Stansfield’s engaging “Labors of Love: A Doula’s Birth Stories” will inspire and educate readers with its wide variety of birth accounts, all kinds of “everyday miracles.” You’ll feel as if you were there yourself. What a wonderful way to learn what birth is REALLY like! This is a must-read for expectant parents, doulas, and maternity care providers.
Penny Simkin, PT, Author of The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Birth Companions
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful book with us! It was my companion on my many legged journey from Tucson to Grand Rapids and home again, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading, celebrating, weeping, and being uplifted again and again by your eloquent stories of the power of birth.
Cindy Turner Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC Lead Faculty, The Center for Breastfeeding, Healthy Children Project Inc.
Book “Labors of Love: A Doula’s Birth Stories”, Penny Bussell Stansfield, Farfallina Press, 2010.
"Birth, Breath & Death in Guatemala", International Doula magazine, pp 14-17, Volume 30, Issue 2 | 2022
Subject Matter Reviewer (listed on p xii) of "Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Third Edition", Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, David M Lobenstine, Handspring Publishing, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-912085-74-3
Forward to “Pregnancy and Childbirth: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork”, Suzanna Yates, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7020-3055-0 (with Michele Kolakowski)