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DONA International is committed to career long learning.

Check out our database of continuing education opportunities to earn contact hours for recertification and learn new skills to serve your clients or build your business.

DONA International contact hours apply toward recertification with DONA International and many other birth organizations. Check with your certifying organization to be sure.

If you’ve completed a continuing education offering with an educator offering DONA International contact hours, you can submit your feedback to DONA with the evaluation form.

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The Business of Being a Doula

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Janine Maitri
Dates:
July 27, 2024
July 28, 2024

5 CEU's
Virtual course offered out of Sacramento, CA

The Business of Being a Doula

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Janine Maitri
Dates:
August 14, 2024
August 21, 2024

5 CEU's
Virtual course offered out of Sacramento, CA

Live Virtual: Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Dates:
January 16, 2024
February 27, 2024
April 30, 2024
September 10, 2024

# of Contact Hours: 14
Course Description: Online Certification in Postpartum Caregiving inspired by the Ayurvedic Perspective. Students learn Postpartum Care Foundations, Foundations of Ayurveda, Cooking for Postpartum, Conscious Touch for Postpartum as well as Growing Your Professional Practice as a Postpartum Caregiver.
See Syllabus Here: https://sacredwindowstudies.com/syllabus/

Trainers/Facilitators: Christine Eck, Julia Fishman, Ashlee Sakaishi Wilkin and Charlotte Senseney-Sternkind
Dates: 2024 Program (Start Dates: 1/16, 2/27, 4/30, 9/10)

Recorded Webinar: Using the TENS in Labor

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Penny Bussell Stansfield
Dates:
May 22, 2023
October 2, 2024

2 Contact Hours
A multi module course with videos, demonstrations and downloadable handouts. Learn how this safe, effective tool eases labor pain and how to implement using TENS with clients.

Positioning for Success: Unlocking the Potential of the Peanut Ball

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Heidi Duncan, CBD(CBI), SpBCPE, APBT
Dates:
October 8, 2024

In this live event, we will integrate birth biomechanics and fetal descent concepts using the peanut ball for support. We will explore the nuances of selecting the right ball size and gain practical insights into optimizing labor positions. This interactive session offers hands-on learning opportunities, ensuring you leave with physical practice and logical principles to employ the peanut ball confidently in any birthing scenario.
# of Contact Hours:
6

Memphis TN on January 24, Nashville TN on January 27, Birmingham AL on March 8, Montgomery AL on March 9, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 15, and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on March 16.

Recorded Webinar: Doula Business Builder

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Jessica Dale
Dates:
May 1, 2023
January 31, 2025

8 Contact Hours
A step by step course on how to establish your online doula business. You will leave this course with a complete & professional doula business brand!
Course offered twice a month

Recorded Webinar: Pre and Postpartum Depression

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Shirena Smith LCSW CHT CD(DONA)
Dates:
July 1, 2023
June 30, 2025

# Of Contact Hours: 3.75 for $45.00
Ongoing Recorded Workshop

This workshop will focus on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders occurring both prenatal and postpartum periods. Specific attention will be given to counseling tips.

Upon completion of the activity participants should be better able to:
*Assess prenatal and postpartum depression risk factors
*Discuss various perinatal mood disorders
*Identify communication points for dialogue between patient and professional in order to recognize areas of need
*Explore the use of screening tools for assessment
*Assist women and their families with best community resources

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Recorded Webinar: Understanding Perinatal Mental Health

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Heather Ratych, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Dates:
November 15, 2023
November 15, 2025

Dates: Online (Self-Paced)
# of Contact Hours: 4

This course will teach you how to recognize and respond to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, so that you can better support your clients. It will help you to better understand the difference between the Baby Blues and PMADs, understand the prevalence and ethology of PMADs, identify risk and protective factors as well as treatment options, and how to embrace a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to working with your pregnant and postpartum clients. You will have access to 5 modules and downloadable resources to begin using right away with your clients.

New Jersey: Reiki-Level 1-Shoden for Doulas

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Sema Tihan-Reiki Master Teacher
Dates:
March 27, 2024
March 27, 2026

Dates: 05/03/24-05/05/24. Classes are offered every other month, please see website for additional upcoming classes.

# of Contact Hours: 14

Location: The Reiki Healing Center of NJ, located at 573 Valley Road, Suite 7B Wayne, NJ 07470.

The Reiki-Level 1-Shoden course will teach the Doula how to perform and incorporate Reiki into their clinical practice in order to provide physical and emotional support and comfort to mothers before, during and after childbirth. The course includes a combination of lecture, class discussion, participation in self-care practices, 3 Reiki attunements and hands-on Reiki practice. The Doula will become certified and attuned in Reiki-Level 1-Shoden.

New Jersey: Reiki-Level 2-Okuden for Doulas

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Sema Tihan-Reiki Master Teacher
Dates:
March 27, 2024
March 27, 2026

Dates: 06/08/24-06/09/24. Classes are offered every other month, please see website for additional upcoming classes.

# of Contact Hours: 14

Location: The Reiki Healing Center of NJ, located at 573 Valley Road, Suite 7B Wayne, NJ 07470.

The Reiki-Level 2-Okuden course will teach the Doula how to perform and incorporate advanced Reiki techniques into their clinical practice in order to provide physical and emotional support and comfort to mothers before, during and after childbirth. Students will also learn how to incorporate distance Reiki, which can be utilized during telehealth sessions or in person when hands-on practice may not be optimal. The course includes a combination of lecture, class discussion, participation in self-care practices, 3 Reiki attunements and hands-on Reiki practice. The Doula will become certified and attuned in Okuden-Level 2 Reiki. (Note-The Reiki Healing Center of NJ Reiki-Level 1-Shoden class is a prerequisite to attend the Okuden course.)

The Role of the Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy, Labor, Birth and Early Postpartum: A Course for Birthworkers

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Michelle Ess BA, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), CLEC , Wallie Morris PT, CSCS
Dates:
June 18, 2024
June 18, 2026

Ongoing Online Webinar
# of Contact Hours: 2

This course is designed to fill in the gaps of traditional childbirth education. Build expertise with knowledge of the pelvis and pelvic floor to further support your clients for better birth outcomes and a better birth experience.