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DONA International
35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 850
Chicago, IL 60601-2106
(888) 788-DONA (3662)
Local: (312) 224-2595
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Membership Benefits

DONA International's mission is to promote high quality birth and postpartum support by setting the standard for the doula profession through evidence-based training and certification for doulas of diverse backgrounds. Your membership provides you with the following benefits:

  • Affiliate yourself with the premier doula organization supporting the health of birthing and postpartum families worldwide.
  • Become a highly informed and respected doula through evidence-based training, certification and recertification.
  • Align yourself with DONA International's standards of practice and code of ethics recommended by health professionals since our founding in 1992.
  • Grow your doula practice through DONA International's global marketing efforts and referral system.
  • Stay current on major events and advancements in the doula profession and perinatal field through DONA International publications, networking opportunities and access to leaders in the profession.

Also included in every DONA International membership:

  • Be listed in our online Referral Directory. Once you are a certified DONA International doula, your name and phone number may be made available to expectant parents looking for a birth and/or postpartum doula through a listing in the DONA International Referral Directory. Until you are certified, your name may be provided to parents who email a request for names of uncertified doulas in their area. DONA International has the most extensive and thorough referral system of any other labor and birthing family support organization, making it easy for expectant families and birth professionals to find you.
  • Receive International Doula. Members receive this quarterly magazine focusing on issues related to the profession of birth and postpartum support.
  • Receive eDoula. Members receive this quarterly email newsletter that keeps them up to date on DONA International news, doula trends and more.
  • Access DONA International's blog, The DONA Doula Chronicles, for information, resources and inspiration that help doulas keep their practices thriving.
  • Attend conferences and workshops. Members receive discounts on DONA International sponsored conferences, workshops and webinars.

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DONA International

How it all started, what we have learned, and where we are headed as the world's largest and most respected doula association.

Learn How to Become a Doula
Through evidence-based research,
DONA International Certification can quickly help you develop both birth and postpartum skills. Learn more...

The Essential Ingredient: DOULA
The Essential Ingredient: DOULA is a documentary produced by DONA International in 2010 featuring commentary by all of DONA International's esteemed founders and some of its celebrated past presidents speaking on the origin and rationale of doula support. Their words are complemented by inspiring visuals of treasured birth and postpartum moments courtesy of Jodie Myers / MyBirthMovie. You are encouraged to use this documentary in your practice. Embed it on your web site and share it with potential clients and professional. You can view this documentary now* on-line on YouTube.
*Please be advised that you may not edit or cut the video or remix portions of it for other projects.

The Essential Ingredient: Doula

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