It is an exciting time to be a DONA International doula, a member of the premier doula association in the world. Women across the globe appreciate and value the experience of having a doula– a knowledgeable, experienced companion – who stays with them through labor, birth and beyond. Birth doulas offer emotional support, encouragement and wisdom throughout labor and birth. Postpartum doulas support women and families through the transformation that a new baby brings to a family.
With over 7000 birth and postpartum doula members and growing, we are the largest doula association in the world. We support doulas by providing quality training and meaningful certification. We serve mothers and families by providing access to information and research about doulas, childbirth and the postpartum experience. DONA International certification sets the bar for doula education and professional development. It indicates to families that a doula has achieved a high level of training and professionalism.
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DONA Boutique Maintenance
Update: The DONA International Boutique is temporarily closed. This planned closure will accommodate scheduled software upgrades. We expect the Boutique and new Member Center to be active in the coming days. This will not affect your membership or certification if it is due to expire/lapse at the end of the July. Your patience is most appreciated while we work to implement the final stages of the new Online Member Center.
The inaugural 2013-2014 Annual Update provides information about our organizational milestones, new mission statement and strategic goals, membership statistics, financial reports and much more.
*SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR 2014 JOINT CONFERENCE WITH LAMAZE INTERNATIONAL!*
September 18-21, 2014
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, MO
Please click here for details.
Read and Follow The DONA Doula Chronicles
The DONA Doula Chronicles is a blog that seeks to inform, educate, inspire and
build awareness of the broad scope of birth and postpartum related issues. The primary goal is to enhance the knowledge, resources and practices
of birth and postpartum professionals with posts on business and marketing tips, research, interviews and much more.
*Third Party Reimbursement Update*
Read the latest information here.
Order Your DONA International Branded Apparel & Gifts
DONA International is pleased to announce that it has partnered with CafePress to offer DONA International branded and 20th Birthday Celebration clothing, jewelry, and other special items. Check out the new items by clicking here.
Check out this FREE sample of the International doula, our quarterly publication for members.
Volunteer for DONA International
Click here for information on open position on the Board of Directors and various committees.