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When you join DONA International, you become part of the oldest, largest and most respected doula association in the world. Our founders are among the foremost experts on doula care and our certification is a meaningful credential for doulas, signifying exceptional education, training and experience.

Our passion for families reaches around the world through the wide diversity of our doula members and the families they serve. We are an amazing community of doulas who share a strong commitment to enhancing families’ experiences of birth and the childbearing year.

By joining DONA International, you are tapping into a resource that will help you become the best doula that you can be. Membership is the first step towards certification. DONA International certified doulas are trained in evidence-based programs that give them the knowledge and skills they need to serve as doulas to childbearing women and their families. DONA International certified doulas can choose to be listed on our online doula locator.

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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
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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