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Dr. Michael Klein Remembers Marshall Klaus, DONA International Founder

Dr. Michael Klein Remembers Marshall Klaus, DONA International Founder

By Michael Klein, MD Dr. Marshall Klaus passed away on August 15, 2017, at the age of 90. Dr. Klaus was one of DONA International’s founders and a leader in maternal-infant bonding. We have covered Dr. Klaus’ death previously on the blog. This past weekend, there was a memorial for Dr. Klaus in his hometown […]

DONA International Advocates for Families in Washington D.C.

DONA International Advocates for Families in Washington D.C.

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I am writing to you from Washington D.C., where I have just wrapped up attending the DONA International Annual Trainers Retreat. This gathering was a chance for birth and postpartum trainers to meet, share and discuss workshop activities, learn, network and receive training updates from our Director […]

Congratulations to DONA’s Newest Advanced Certified Doulas

Congratulations to DONA’s Newest Advanced Certified Doulas

Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE DONA International is the oldest and the largest international doula organization in the world. Founded by five visionary leaders who saw a need and filled it, DONA has grown into an amazing organization and has been hard at work certifying birth and postpartum doulas for 25 years. […]

Marshall Klaus Made the World Better for Mothers, Babies, and Families

Marshall Klaus Made the World Better for Mothers, Babies, and Families

By Penny Simkin, PT Marshall Klaus, MD, friend, and advocate for babies, mothers, parents, and doulas, died recently at his home in Palo Alto. We send our sympathy and love to his family, especially dear Phyllis, his wife and partner in their seminal work. Marshall Klaus had a profound influence on me by helping me […]

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

As I sit writing this post in an eerie haze of strange sunshine attempting to make its way down to the earth, I realize that my attentions have turned to Fall, cooler weather and evaluating my 2018 client and teaching schedule.  Time marches on and waits for no one, least of all families who are […]

DONA Needs Your Energy, Vision and Ideas for Our Leadership Team

DONA Needs Your Energy, Vision and Ideas for Our Leadership Team

By Sharon Muza, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE DONA International is celebrating their 25th year as a doula organization in 2017.  I am proud to say that DONA has never been so strong and vibrant, so full of potential and so primed and ready to carry the doula profession forward into the next 25 years […]

DONA International Attends Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care

DONA International Attends Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care

By Melissa L. Harley, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, DONA International Director of Marketing and Public Relations According to results from our 2016 DONA International member-wide survey, DONA International membership reported strong interest in several causes important to our work as doulas and the bigger picture of maternal health care. The most important causes to our membership included […]

Call for Session Proposals – 2017 Virtual Conference

Call for Session Proposals – 2017 Virtual Conference

It may only be January, but DONA International is already gearing up for the 2017 Annual Conference Cultivating Connections: It Starts With Us. This year’s evidence-based learning opportunity from the world’s largest and longest standing doula organization is online. Access incredible sessions created just for doulas from anywhere on your own schedule! We are now […]