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Membership FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

1. Why should I join DONA International?

2. What is the Membership policy for DONA certified doulas?

3. How can I be listed on the DONA International online doula locator referral directory?

4. If I am a DONA International member who is not yet certified, how can I receive referrals?

5. What benefits do I receive as a DONA International member?

6. How can I become more involved in DONA International?

 

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1. Why should I join DONA International?
DONA International is the oldest, largest and most recognized doula organization in the world. By joining DONA, you will associate yourself with doulas who hold a high standard of practice and ethics. You will be affiliated with an organization founded by some of the foremost experts on doula care. Joining DONA is the first step towards becoming a DONA International certified doula.

2. What is the Membership policy for DONA certified doulas?
Click here to read the membership and lapsed membership policy for DONA certified doulas.

3. How can I be listed on the DONA International online doula locator referral directory?
Once you become a DONA International certified doula, you can opt to be listed by completing the appropriate form in your certification packet and communicating your preference to your certification reviewer. If you are a DONA International certified doula who wishes to add or revise your listing, contact our Home Office.

4. If I am a DONA International member who is not yet certified, how can I receive referrals?
DONA International members who are not yet certified doulas can opt to receive referrals. Join now! Your contact information will be provided upon inquiry via phone or email to our Home Office.

5. What benefits do I receive as a DONA International member?
DONA International member benefits include receipt of the International Doula, a quarterly print publication, and the eDoula, a quarterly e-mail newsletter, access to The DONA Doula Chronicles, DONA International's blog, discounts on certification packets, annual conference registration, webinars and other educational offerings, and free or low-cost marketing materials and documents to assist you in your practice.

6. How can I become more involved in DONA International?
DONA International is a volunteer-led organization and your involvement is crucial to our ongoing success. You may apply to join a committee, become a SPAR (state/provincial/area representative) or apply for an open board position. Find out what you can do.

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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
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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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