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We know doulas. As a leader in the doula field for over 25 years, DONA International is your trusted authority for evidence-based information and resources for the doula profession.

From families considering hiring a doula to the thousands of doulas worldwide who support them, so many people want to learn more about doulas. Here on the blog, we provide evidence-based information specifically for professional doulas and the families we serve. Doulas play a unique role in the lives of the families we support and need specialized resources to grow and thrive as professionals. Stay up to date and informed with the organization that put doulas on the map!

Just Add Water – Ten Tips for Doulas

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Many doulas are aware of the benefits of laboring and/or birthing in water.  People have long sunk into the sweet relief of the tub and its warm and soothing contents to minimize many a labor pain. There is a...

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A Guide to Getting Great Doula Testimonials

  By Emily Fontes Did you know 95% of people looking to buy a product or hire a professional look for customer reviews first and 70% of potential clients on mobile devices say they are more likely to buy if they can read through reviews before purchasing. The truth is...

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Ten Ideas to Celebrate International Doula Month 2017 and YOU

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE International Doula Month 2017 May is International Doula Month and a great time to celebrate the efforts that birth and postpartum doulas have on improving maternal-infant health outcomes.  Doulas work hard to...

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Six Ways The DONA Blog Can Help You Grow Your Business

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The DONA Doula Chronicles blog has been published for over three years and this post is #151.  That’s a lot of useful information that has been put out on the “interwebs” by DONA International over time.  This...

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The Best Meal Ever – The Joy of that First Postpartum Meal

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The postpartum meal: an unusual hypothesis Birth can be transformative.  I have witnessed that time and time again as I have helped families welcome a small human(s) into the world.  After attending births for...

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The Doula Difference: Lowering Cesarean Rates

By Jessica English, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE The research on doulas is solid.  Doulas improve outcomes for both parents and babies.  Over the next six months, this blog will examine the six documented benefits of having a doula at one’s birth. We know that there are...

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So You Want to Be a Midwife?

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Many reasons for becoming a doula As a birth doula trainer for many years,  I have learned that there are a variety of reasons that people take a birth doula workshop.  Some people want to support a friend or...

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Natural Childbirth – Are The Times A Changin’?

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Language Evolves I know that contemporary phrases and popular terms change over time.  My teen children and their interesting vocabulary are a constant reminder of that for me.  Frequently, I seem to hear words...

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