IMPORTANT NOTE: The Physical Pocket Guides are sold out and no longer available for pre-order. Digital Pocket Guides are still available and are on sale through Cyber Monday, November 28!
Our EBB Pocket Guides are must-have tools for labor and birth! Each Pocket Guide is chock full of evidence-based information in a pocket-size format... and makes a fantastic resource and gift for doulas, nurses, midwives, and expecting parents!
The physical Pocket Guides are laminated, color printed, and assembled on a handy key ring! They can easily fit in a backpack, purse, or scrub pocket. The digital Pocket Guides are easily accessible on phones and tablets, so you'll never be without the information! Both the physical and digital versions come with a password protected resource page only available to Pocket Guide owners!
There are three editions available:
NEW! The Pocket Guide to Interventions - The Intervention Pocket Guide is a 48-page, double-sided portable reference guide covering the benefits and risks of medical interventions that are common in the hospital setting. You also get an amazing password-protected research page!
Contents include the evidence on:
Background and reasons for interventions
Benefits, risks, and alternatives for 20 different Interventions (see photo with Table of Contents)
Ways to improve your birth experience if you have an epidural or Cesarean
Evidence on medical bias & routine care vs evidence-based care
Tips for self-advocacy, getting true informed consent, and MORE!
UPDATED! The Pocket Guide to Labor Induction - The Labor Induction Pocket Guide is a 44-page, double-sided portable reference guide covering the background and reasons for induction and the various medical/natural induction methods. You also get an exclusive password-protected research page!
Contents include the evidence on:
Background and Reasons for induction
Evidence on medical induction methods
Cervical ripening and the Bishop score
Evidence on mechanical and pharmacologic methods
Evidence on natural induction methods
Tips for a medical labor induction, getting true informed consent, and MORE!
UPDATED! The Pocket Guide to Comfort Measures for Labor & Birth - The Comfort Measures Pocket Guide is a 24-page, double-sided portable reference guide covering the effectiveness, pros, and cons of various comfort measures and medications. This pocket guide also has a password-protected user webpage!
Words of affirmation (including examples) and MORE!
The DIGITAL Trio Pack option contains all 3 PDFs.
Get the best savings with the Physical Trio Pack! The physical Trio pack contains all 3 the Pocket Guide (Updated Comfort Measures, Updated Induction, and NEW Intervention) in laminated pocket-size format. [Now taking pre-orders for the next printing run].
We also have Bulk Orders available for the Digital Pocket Guides here(for doulas or midwives who want to gift copies to clients or trainees).
Our Pocket Guides have turned doulas, midwives, nurses and even parents into raving fans! Just listen to what first-time pregnant parents raved about the Pocket Guide: "It's a must-have! The Pocket Guide is a comprehensive and evidence-based resource. It's empowering to have so much information packed into one easy-to-read guidebook."
"This is a great overview to give you the need-to-know details about the birthing experience."
"You need this so you can make informed decisions about your care and have informed conversations with your providers."
Hear what Doula Kathryn has to say about her purchase:
"This little pocket guide is one of my favorite tools to use in my prenatal meetings with my clients. As a doula, I am always learning and making sure my clients have evidence based research so they are better equipped to navigate their options when it comes to how they birth. Having this gem in my birth bag with me at all times is a must! It is handy, fits nicely in my doula bag and doesn't take up unnecessary space."
Our digital Pocket Guides are licensed & copywritten for personal use only. We do not permit reposting of our content, or electronic sharing of our PDFs. This means you cannot do the following: post links to the PDFs, or email, upload, file share, or in any other way disseminate EBB PDFs electronically or in a duplicated hard copy.
Your DIGITAL copy will come stamped with the name of the purchaser to indicate personal use. Per copyright law, you may print a copy for personal use.
The Bulk DIGITAL orders provide a license key for your 10 copies to use according to the terms above.