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COVID-19 & Doulas – DONA International Recommendations

COVID-19 & Doulas – DONA International Recommendations

DONA International understands that COVID-19 is affecting the world in a unique way, and therefore we are providing information and support to our members and birth-workers globally in relation to COVID-19 as it relates to our work. Doulas are an important part of the...

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List Your DONA Credentials Proudly and Properly!

List Your DONA Credentials Proudly and Properly!

By Jenn Fontaine Introduction One of the most common questions I get as a DONA Approved birth doula trainer and a birth doula certification packet reviewer is: “I am a certified birth doula through DONA International, how do I properly show my credentials?” It may...

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Postpartum Preeclampsia: Risk after Delivery Remains

Postpartum Preeclampsia: Risk after Delivery Remains

By Eleni Tsigas, Chief Executive Officer, Preeclampsia Foundation May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Preeclampsia is one of the three largest causes of maternal mortality in the USA and around the world. Postpartum doulas are in a unique position to encourage...

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Expert Tips for a Smooth Recertification Process

Expert Tips for a Smooth Recertification Process

By Uta Mattox, AdvCD(DONA), CD(DONA) Today's post is the third and final post in a short series focusing on tips from the experts on birth and postpartum certification and recertification. Today, longtime doula Uta Mattox, former Director of Certification and current...

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Seven Ways the DONA Website Helps You Be a Better Doula!

Seven Ways the DONA Website Helps You Be a Better Doula!

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The DONA website is a great resource The DONA International website was redesigned about 18 months ago and shared with DONA members and the public at the 2016 DONA International conference in Bellevue, WA. At...

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The Global Doula – New Series on Doulaing around the World

The Global Doula – New Series on Doulaing around the World

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE DONA International is truly an international organization in every way. Our membership is over 5,000 members strong and represents more than 56 countries around the world. Our birth and postpartum trainers...

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