McMoyler Method Publications

The Best Birth

The Best Birth Book Using her nationally acclaimed McMoyler Method, Sarah McMoyler, RN, provides the most relevant information that you and your partner need in order to prepare for what will be one of the most astounding, least predictable events of your life. Sarah, mother of two, wrote The Best Birth: Your Guide to the Safest, Healthiest, Most Satisfying Labor and Delivery based on her 20 years at the bedside, assisting with thousands of deliveries. The Best Birth provides specifics for coping with labor, options for pain management (including an epidural) and emphasizes that partners are essential not only to the birth process, but also for a healthy life with your newborn.

Unlike any other childbirth preparation methods, McMoyler Method:

  • Offers new, proven tips for coping with pain – McMoyler Maneuvers.
  • Provides the knowledge and tools partners need to be involved throughout labor and delivery, while emphasizing their essential role in the process.
  • Endorses the Health Care Team, who have the same goals you do: Healthy Mom and Healthy Baby!
  • Diminishes the idea that you should feel guilt or regret for having an epidural or a Ceasarean birth.

McMoyler Method Course Book

McMoyler Method Course Book The Course Book is included in the live San Francisco-based class and is available to download and/or print with the online class. The 175-page, beautifully illustrated manual recaps and enhances the essential course information for all 4 topics: Childbirth Preparation, Infant CPR/Safety, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care. The updated 2016 edition includes an extensive Postpartum Recovery chapter. This is the Course Book recommended and used by hospitals as part of their own hospital-based Childbirth Education Programs.



Sarah McMoyler, RN, BSN is a resident expert in the Pregnancy Community of WebMD. As a specialist in labor and delivery for more than 20 years, McMoyler has helped over 25,000 expectant parents prepare for labor and delivery using her acclaimed McMoyler Method. In WebMD, Sarah provides essential childbirth education and tackles touchy subjects with clear, concise messaging and advice. She focuses on parent involvement and partner support throughout pregnancy and infancy, not just on the “big day.”


When the time came to have our baby, my wife and I had to make a lot of decisions under pressure. Sarah’s help was invaluable; she had us simulate different scenarios before the birth which helped potentially confusing and overwhelming situations seem familiar. The techniques used in her programs reminded me of the ways my Olympic coaches used to prepare us for the big event.

Jonny Moseley, Olympic Gold Medalist

The Best Birth is unique and magical. My patients who have attended their classes are prepared for all eventualities and uniformly joyous over their birth experience. The partners are comfortable in the delivery suite and fully engaged too.

Laurie Green, M.D. – founding partner

Sarah McMoyler is a teacher’s teacher. Knowledgeable and compassionate … her approach is highly recommended.

Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D. – bestselling author

Sarah McMoyler leads the industry in her ability to bring the basics back to birthing with a welcomed combination of accessible practicality and judgement-free advice about today’s options. I applaud her refreshingly modern commitment to the ultimate goal – healthy mom, healthy baby.

Alison Wing – CEO and Founder,

Pierre and I worked with Sarah before the birth of our first child, and her lessons have continued to benefit us through all of our pregnancies and births. The McMoyler Method prepared us for labor and delivery, reduced our anxieties, and strengthened our connection to each other during the birth. We recommend her approach to anyone who wants to be more engaged and prepared for the wonderful journey of childbirth.

Pam and Pierre Omidyar – Founder of eBay