This year’s DONA International conference is actually a “confluence” – a joint conference with Lamaze International. Last week the five keynote speakers were announced, but in case any of you busy doulas missed it, here is the list:

Michele Deck, RN, BSN, MEd, LCCE, FACCE – Educator, train-the-trainer expert, author, entrepreneur and nurse.

Eugene R. Declercq, PhD – Profess of community health, and obstetrics and gynecology, researcher on women’s experiences in childbirth, and technical adviser to The Business of Being Born.

Katharine D. Wenstrom, MD – Geneticist, leader in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Ngozi Tibbs, CD(DONA), LCCE, IBCLC – Doula, childbirth educator and La Leche League Leader dedicated to serving women in at risk communities including minorities, immigrants and those of limited financial means.

Penny Simkin, PT – DONA International founder, physical therapist, childbirth educator, trainer, doula and author.

Learn more about these incredible speakers at:

Registration opens mid-April, you won’t want to miss this event!