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Practice Webinars

Practice webinars are a great way to expand your learning and take your doula skills to the next level. From hands-on tools to new and interesting research, you’re sure to find something valuable!

Keeping your knowledge base and skills up to date are an important part of working as a doula.  Below, you can find evidence-based webinars and take advantage of great educational offerings anytime and anywhere. Webinar viewing includes contact hours that count toward recertification with DONA International and many other birth organizations.

Each webinar costs $20 for DONA International members and $35 for non-members. To receive member pricing, find your member number (customer ID) in the DONA portal login section or on your DONA International ID Magazine mailing label.

To learn more about webinars to support your doula business, visit our business webinar page.

Webinar Pricing

$20 (DONA Intl Members)
$35 (Non-Members)

 

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Epigenetics and the Microbiome: The Latest Buzzwords in Maternity with Penny Simkin

DONA International co-founder, renowned author and physical therapist Penny Simkin leads us in an exploration of epigenetics and the microbiome. Penny tackles how environmental factors, epigenetics and the microbiome may harm or benefit the developing fetus throughout life, and even future generations. How can doulas and other birth workers improve epigenetic effects and the microbiome?

Contact Hours 1.0  

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Exploring the Self: A doula’s guide to discussing race, gender and privilege in birth and postpartum work with Morgane Veronique  Richardson and Aimee Brill

In this session, we will learn to assess the interplay of specific social dynamics that shape our client’s births. We will examine the meaning of intersectionality; identify the role of race, sex and gender in birth; and break down the ways that these identities are systematically processed through the institutions of birth work. The goal of this session is to create a safe space for exploring and provide doulas with the resources to become stronger, more conscious providers.

Contact Hours 1.0

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Doulas and Surro-births: How Doulas Can Support the Surrogacy Process with Barrett  Lucero  and Stefanie Antunes

Doulas can greatly enrich the pregnancy and birth of a surro-baby, both for the surrogate mother and the intended parents. In this webinar you’ll learn that there are intricacies about the surrogacy process, some legal and some emotional, that are the key knowledge points for anyone assisting a surro-birth. Doulas will leave with the information to better understand the unique circumstances of surro-birth and what is needed to provide effective support to all parties involved.

Contact Hours 1.0

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Postpartum Mood Disorders: How to Build Your Client’s Postpartum Resiliency with Olivia  Scobie

Do you have a special interest in working with clients struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety? This webinar will provide you with the latest research on the development of postpartum mood disorders, as well as new information about what doulas can do to foster postpartum mood resiliency. Participants will also receive a template they can use to create a help your clients create their own Postpartum Mood Protection Plans.

Contact Hours 1.0

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Mastering the Doula’s Advocacy Role with Kim James

Knowing how to effectively execute the doula’s advocacy role can be one of the most satisfying aspects of the doula’s career and one of the most important for increasing positive long term birth memories for the clients she serves. The key elements of mastering the doula’s advocacy role are a firm understanding of what is within and out of scope for a DONA doula; practicing daily diplomatic communication skills; developing empathy; understanding one’s own trauma exposure response; and effectively increasing one’s trauma exposure resilience.

Contact Hours .75

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The Best Start: Strategies to Reduce Early Feeding Problems with Nancy  Mohrbacher

This webinar provides a chronological review of recommended approaches to positioning and latch during the newborn period and a research-based summary that clarifies which approaches make early breastfeeding easier, which make it more difficult, and why. It includes the information needed to implement a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy designed to reduce the incidence of the 3 most common early problems, as well as details about online resources freely available to families.

Contact Hours 1.5

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