Labors of Love: A Doula's Birth Stories

My book was published in December 2010, with a second printing in 2014, and is a collection of real-life birth stories. For more information and to purchase the book, visit

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
Labors of Love book cover
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. ISBN: 9780984550739

Other Publications

Forward to “Pregnancy and Childbirth”, Suzanna Yates, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7020-3055-0 (with Michele Kolakowski)