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DONA 2024 Online Member Seminars

Join your fellow doula community online for a day filled with speakers, connections and skill-building at one of our DONA International meetup events this year!  Spend the day learning with fellow doulas all while earning DONA contact hours for recertification.  

Increase your knowledge base, make professional connections, and be re-charged in your business with our theme Supporting Families: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  Registration is $15, and includes entrance to the event, available continuing education hours, and an opportunity to hear from excellent speakers, as well as connect with fellow doulas and DONA International leaders.


What's in it for me?

  • Hear great speakers 
  • Earn 2-4 Contact Hours 
  • Connect with DONA doulas from all over the globe
  • Connect with DONA Leaders
  • Learn about what’s going on with DONA International 
  • Recharge and energize your doula practice
  • Recordings available for registered participants

Check Out the Schedule

Here are the dates for our 2024 Member Seminars (all times ET/GMT -5):

July 16, Tuesday, 12-3 pm


  • Kelli Brien, CD(DONA) Now and Then: The Systemic Threat on Repeat
  • Atoosa Benji, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) Preeclampsia and the Role of the Doula
  • Abigail Jorgensen, CD(DONA) Building a Bereavement Network for Doulas: How to Find or Create Resources for Clients Experiencing Misc
  • Register HERE

August 11, Sunday, 6-9 am

September 12, Thursday, 1-4 pm

November 20, Wednesday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

December 9, Monday, 7 – 10 pm

 Previous topics have included:

  • Cultural competence and humility for:
    • Indigenous, Aboriginal, or First Nations people and families
    • Refugees, immigrants, or migrant workers
    • Those experiencing domestic violence, housing, and/or food insecurity
    • Individuals impacted by the carceral system
    • Those facing systemic racism and/or bias due to color, race, creed, sexuality, gender, size, age, ability, or neurodiversity
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Support for medically fragile babies and NICU
  • Postpartum support after severe perinatal events
  • Supporting clients with disordered eating
  • Improving accessibility to doulas and information
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • VBACs
  • Traditional/ancestral doula work
  • Religious and cultural birth and postpartum practices
  • Mentoring new doulas
  • Adoption or surrogacy issues
  • Challenges faced by doulas experiencing systemic racism and/or bias


Please note that if you are planning to watch a seminar after it has taken place, you can find it in your Elevate account 1-2 weeks after the seminar. The recordings will be available for 90 days after you are granted access and you will see that date of expiration in your Elevate account. If you have trouble accessing the recording, please contact the Membership Director at


Apply to Become a 2024 Speaker


We’re thrilled to invite you to join us as a guest speaker for our upcoming DONA International Member Seminars! This is a good chance to step onto a friendly, supportive stage and share your knowledge with the doula community.

        Our Member Seminars are virtual forums that shine a spotlight on our amazing DONA members. We’re looking for engaging, skill-based topics that help doulas understand their clients’ needs, enhance their practices, and perform their work even better. Apply to be a speaker now!