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11th Annual DONA International Conference

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Certification Overview

Birth Doula Certification

Birth Doula Cert. FAQs

Postpartum Doula Certification

Postpartum Doula Cert. FAQs

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Birth Doula Certification

Become a Birth Doula

When you become a certified birth doula, you gain a respected credential. DONA International certification means that you have met a high international standard, ensuring expectant parents and their birth care providers that you will adhere to the highest standards of conduct and ethics. It means you are trained to support a woman emotionally, as well as educated to help her determine the services and information that she needs during labor and childbirth.*

Please note:

  • Attend a DONA approved birth doula workshop and purchase your certification packet before providing any birth doula services that you intend to use for certification.
  • Your certification packet does NOT need to be purchased prior to attending the workshop.

Click here for an overview of the Birth Doula Certification Requirements. For a Suggested Timeline for Birth Doula Certification and estimated related costs, click here.

For additional information, refer to the DONA International Birth Doula Certification Packet, available at the DONA Boutique.

*Note: Only active status DONA certified doulas with current membership are eligible to be listed on the DONA International web site for referrals. Active members who are working towards certification may elect to be placed on a referral list, which may be requested by expectant parents from DoulaReferrals@DONA.org, by providing their city, state/province, ZIP/Postal Code, and country.

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Certification Packets
Purchase your Birth or Postpartum Doula Certification Packet in the
DONA Boutique.

Still Have Questions?
Read the Birth and Postpartum Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more answers.

Find a Doula Workshop
Use the DONA International
Workshop Locator.

Photography above by:
© Marilyn Nolt
Used with permission.

 

 

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