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Postpartum Doula Certification

Become a Postpartum Doula

When you become a DONA certified postpartum doula, you gain a respected credential. DONA International certification means that you have met a high international standard, ensuring mothers and families that you will adhere to the highest standards of conduct and ethics. As a DONA certified postpartum doula, you will be prepared to offer the families you serve evidence-based information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents. Your certification shows families that you are prepared to help them successfully transition into a new family dynamic.*

Please note:

  • Attend a DONA approved postpartum doula workshop and purchase your certification packet before providing any postpartum 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 Postpartum Doula Certification Requirements. For a Suggested Timeline for Postpartum Doula Certification and estimated related costs, click here. For additional information, refer to the DONA International Postpartum Doula Certification Packet, available for purchase in the DONA Boutique.

To learn more about the postpartum doula certification process,
please click here to view the webinar.

*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 or new 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.

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© Carol Roberts
Used with permission.

 

 

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