Meet our advisory board
The members of our Advisory Board are recognized childbirth and lactation experts who dedicate themselves to the health and well-being of mothers and their babies. We are so grateful to them for graciously donating their time and experience to our Advisory Board.
Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates that she has prepared more than 10,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women or couples through childbirth as a doula. She is the author of many books and articles on birth for parents and professionals, including the brand new edition of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (4th Edition, 2010); The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions; and many more. Her latest products for birth educators and doulas are The Road Map of Labor; a PowerPoint, Pain Medications for Labor and Birth; and her new DVD, Comfort Measures for Childbirth.