Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.

DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best!
What is a doula?

I want to FIND a doula.

Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.


I want to BECOME a doula.

It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.


I AM a doula.

We’d love to have you join thousands of doulas around the world as a member of DONA International.


The Benefits of a Doula

Learn about how a DONA certified doula can help you have a better birth or postpartum experience.


The DONA Advantage


DONA International is the world’s most respected certifying organization for a reason.

Training and Certification

Is it your time to jump into this incredible field? DONA International can help prepare you for long-term success as a doula.

Continuing Education

Already working as a doula and want to learn more? Check out our DONA approved advanced trainings!

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

Dr. John H. Kennell

DONA International Founder

Continuing Education

DONA International offers in-person and online webinars for continuing education for our doulas and birth professionals alike!
This year the DONA Summit will be held 100% online. Rotating between in-person and virtual conferences allows for more access to birth and postpartum professionals from around the world! The virtual conference will be live on October 28-29, 2024; with all sessions available on-demand for 60 days after the live days as well. Visit our annual conference website and continuing education page to find a learning experience to enhance your doula skills (practice) or doula business.
More Conference Information >>

Continuing Education Information




We’re Here for You

DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.

Let’s Connect


Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!

Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk as we increase awareness about the benefits of doula support to families globally!
DONA International and our doulas have contributed to many articles including pieces by The New York Times, Essence magazine, The Washington PostThe Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!

Let’s Connect! 


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