Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 15,000 women,couples, and siblings for childbirth, and is a co-founder of DONA International. Today her practice consists of childbirth education, birth counseling, and writing, combined with a busy schedule of conferences and workshops. Penny and her
husband, Peter, have four grown children, eight grandchildren, three grandchildren-in-law, two great-grandbabies, and a pug named Lola.