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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.

Want to apply for DONA International contact hours for your own advanced doula training? Download our contact hour application guides below

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Virtual: Basics of Bereavement Support

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Dr. Abby Jorgensen, Ph.D., CD(DONA), LCCE
Dates:
March 5, 2024

This one-hour workshop introduces doulas to the roles they play when clients experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. It focuses on applying skills from birth doula training to loss births.
# of Contact Hours: 1
March 5 at 12pm Central
https://bereavementdoulas.com

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:
January 24, 2024
January 27, 2024
March 8, 2024
March 9, 2024
March 15, 2024
March 16, 2024

Move beyond the ordinary side-lying and "pretzel" positions. Explore the versatility of peanut ball usage, understand the nuances of selecting the right ball size, and gain insights into optimizing birthing 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.

The Business of Being a Doula

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Janine Maitri
Dates:
March 20, 2024
March 27, 2024

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

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

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.

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

Number Of Contact Hours: 3.75
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.