Prepared Childbirth-The Family Way

A handbook for pregnancy that is concise yet comprehensive, current, and cost-effective. It is designed to give pregnant couples essential information about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period; reinforce what is taught in childbirth classes; and supplement information when there is too little time in class to cover it all.

The Family Way Bookstore

Our teacher’s manual, Prepared Childbirth – The Educator’s Guide is invaluable in helping you to design and to update your curriculum. Our student handbooks, Prepared Childbirth – The Family Way and Preparing for Multiples – The Family Way, are the perfect supplements to your childbirth classes.

Our Books

Each of our student handbooks contain Web It! icons. When a student sees the icon, he or she can go to our website for links to videos and reliable websites that provide more in-depth information about a topic. The combination of evidence-based information, charts, and stories in our handbook along with the links to the Web provide the perfect supplement to your classes.

About Us

Both Debby Amis, RN, BSN, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, and Jeanne Green, MT, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, have taught childbirth education classes for more than 30 years.  Popular speakers, both have taught childbirth educator and labor support workshops around the country and have presented at Lamaze International, ICEA, and DONA International annual conferences.


One of the most popular sessions at Lamaze, ICEA, and DONA International annual conferences has been the Research Update by Debby Amis. New research and recommendations from professional organizations are incorporated into our publications each time that we print – usually every two years.

I’ve used these books in my classes for years and I love them. I can count on them to be up-to-date with the latest research on pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. My students love the format, refer to the book often, and even take it to the hospital for quick, easy reference. All this and you can’t beat the price. Highly recommend to individuals and classes alike!

Elaine Boehme

I just wanted to let you know how great a resource The Educator’s Guide continues to be. It has been almost 7 years since I took my seminar and I still find it so helpful. Just this week I got it back out again because even though I have been teaching for all of those seven years, this weekend I am teaching an out-of-hospital childbirth class for the first time. I found lots of great resources to plan for a great class. Just wanted to say thanks for such a comprehensive resource!

Christine Quirk Knefley