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DONA International Press Releases


DONA International Responds to Unattended Births in Alberta, Canada
July 31, 2014 (PDF)

Doulas Celebrate Recognition as Key Factor in Reducing Cesarean Rates
May 17, 2014 (PDF)

DONA International Statement on H1N1--Mothers Being Denied Support Labor
November 4,2009 (PDF)

An Open Letter to the Today Show in response to their 9/11/09 segment
September 23, 2009 (PDF)

AMA Legislation regarding Home Births
July 3, 2008 (PDF)

New Leadership at DONA International will work to increase access to doula services
October 4, 2007 (PDF)

Leading experts on birth and early parenting gather for DONA International 13th Annual Conference
July 16, 2007 (PDF)

Leading experts tackle tough topics about birth and early parenting
July 11, 2006 (PDF)

DONA International introduces doula support to Taiwan
March 16, 2006 (PDF)

DONA International founders receive prestigious award in Germany
December 16,2005 (PDF)

Canadian at the helm of the world's premiere doula association
September 21, 2005 (PDF)

Leading experts address changes in maternity care at the 11th Annual DONA International Conference
June 17, 2005 (PDF)

DONA International embraces role as world’s leading doula organization
May 15, 2005

Archived Press Releases (older than 2005)

DONA Celebrates Its Eleven Years of Excellence
May 2003 (PDF)

Lamaze International Advertising Policy
Lamaze Press Release October 15, 2003

Response to The Washington Post Article Addressing Rising Cesarean Rates
Joint Realease with Lamaze and CIMS, November 5, 2003 (PDF

Women’s Health Care Professionals Issue Warning about
Cesarean Section on Demand

Joint Release with ACOG, November 19,2003 (PDF)





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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

Learn More About Doulas
Read DONA International's Position Papers on Birth and Postpartum, and other evidence-based research.

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© Patti Ramos
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