Staying up to date on evidence-based information, best care practices and how to continuously improve a doula practice is no easy task. These days many educational options are available on-line for degrees and certifications. While doula support is a very hands-on and personal service, staying up to date via the web can be a great way to stay informed and keep your doula practice inspired and growing around your busy schedule. To support the continuing education of busy doulas and build on our 2013 virtual conference, DONA International has launched Every Doula Everywhere & Anytime Webinars.

These webinars are available via on-demand viewing, so they are available 24/7 and have already been evaluated by DONA International to ensure they are relevant, current, evidence-based and within the organization’s scope of practice for doulas. Most are around an hour in length, and all provide DONA International contact hours (1 hour for 60 minutes of webinar) for recertification. If you are a member of DONA International, you get one FREE webinar per calendar year. Watch your email for your code for your free session. Otherwise, webinars are $20 each with the proceeds going to DONA International to support, train and grow doulas.

There are four webinars available now with two more offerings being added every month. Currently available are: Master the Doula’s Advocacy Role (Kim James), Successful Ways to Manage Your Doula Business (Stefanie Antunes), Decision Fatigue (Penny Simkin) and Cracking the Code of Social Media (McCulloch/Boucher). December will bring Safely Wearing a Newborn (Serena Weingrod) and Beyond Competition: Birthing Your Doula Business (Sarah Juilusson).

Keep up with what’s being offered here at The DONA Doula Chronicles, via DONA International’s Facebook group or right on the virtual training site: https://www.vconferenceonline.com/dona/.