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DONA International
35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 850
Chicago, IL 60601-2106
(888) 788-DONA (3662)
Local: (312) 224-2595
Fax: (312) 644-8557
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General Information

Click here to view the 2009 Conference Brochure!

Early Bird Deadline has been extended to July 6th at 5:00 pm EST! You still have time to register and also save money!

Please note that there has been a change in schedule -

Session 106 is now Healing the Doula: Recovering From our Clients' Losses and Disappoinments - presented by Miriam Maslin.

Session 302 is now The Mother-Baby Love, Bonding and the Roots of a Thriving Society - presented by Suzanne Arms.

The pre-conference program 'Use of TENS in Labor for Birth Doulas' is now full.

We are excited to host the 15th Annual DONA International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We have worked hard to design an invigorating and dynamic program that will help each participant return home energized to support birthing and postpartum families.

Everyone is invited: birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, nurses, midwives, doctors, massage therapists, lactation consultants, parent educators, social workers, and all others with an interest birthing and postpartum families.

At this conference we offer you the opportunity to learn from and mingle with many distinguished speakers and authors. You can learn new skills, network with new and experienced doulas and other professionals, renew old friendships and make new ones.

Last but not least…..our conferences are FUN!

Since you give to others all year, give yourself the treat that you deserve. Meet us in Atlanta!

Click here for online registration!


Thank you to the following for helping to sponsor our upcoming conference:

Gold Level Sponsor:

Your Doula Bag

Bronze Level Sponsors:

G Diapers

Sleepy Wrap, Inc.

CIMS (Coalition for Improving Maternity Services)


The 2009 DONA International Conference will be held at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in the heart of central downtown Atlanta, conveniently located near the new Georgia Aquarium—the world’s largest aquarium, Atlantic Station—Atlanta’s new retail and entertainment district, Imagine It–Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the Coca Cola Museum, Turner Field–home of the Atlanta Braves, as well as many great restaurants, nightclubs and stores on Peachtree Street. The Westin Peachtree Plaza offers a state of the art workout gym, an indoor-outdoor 11th floor pool with a dramatic retractable curved glass roof and a business center. The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, a tri-level complex featuring a revolving restaurant and lounge, offers dramatic, panoramic views of Atlanta . Floor-to-ceiling windows in each guestroom provide even more fantastic views of downtown Atlanta and surrounding attractions, along with signature comfort and amenities, including high-speed Internet access, the Westin
Heavenly® Bed and marble Heavenly Bath®.

There is convenient on-site parking available at $23 per day for valet parking and $19 plus tax per day for self-parking.

Click here to visit the The Westin Peachtree Plaza web site.


Conference volunteers assist DONA International to present a high-quality, well-organized conference. Volunteers will not miss sessions or meals. Place a check mark on the volunteer line on the registration form and our Volunteer Chair will contact you after your form is processed, a few weeks after it is received. Your help and support will be greatly appreciated.



Conference Tapes and CDs from past events are now available!
The 10th through 14th Annual DONA International Conferences Tapes and CDs can be purchased online.







The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia
August 6-9, 2009

Here's what some of our attendees had to say about past DONA International conferences:

"Excellent conference and speakers. It was great to be able to interact with the Founders and BOD all were approachable and friendly. ... This convention has made me very enthusiastic about going home and promoting DONA especially knowing that DONA is standing behind me. Thank you for this great opportunity."

"Enjoyed the slide show and the entire conference. Quality of speakers were excellent!"

"This was my first doula conference. Already I can't wait until next year. It was so exciting to meet and hear from the Drs/authors of the books I have read and continue to refer to. ... There were some speakers that I felt the clock played tricks on us. The time went by too, too fast."

"Great conference, learned a lot."

"Loved everything overall – such a warmth and feel of community – nutritious food."

"I am so impressed with how this conference has been organized! It's the friendliest, most informative conference I have ever been to, and I can tell that the organizers worked incredibly hard and were very dedicated to making it run smoothly. THANK YOU!"

"My first conference, I will be back!!"





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