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Advanced Doulas

Initial certification with DONA International is the first marker of excellence in the doula industry.

For the most highly skilled and dedicated doulas, we also offer the Advanced Doula designation: AdvCD(DONA) for birth doulas and AdvPCD(DONA) for postpartum doulas.

Initiated in 2015, the Advanced Doula designation honors DONA certified birth and postpartum doulas who have made major contributions to DONA International, to the doula profession, and in the maternal-child field. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with an annual deadline in May, when we celebrate International Doula Month.

We would love to honor you with the Advanced Doula designation if you meet the criteria! Download an application for more information.

Marie Bigelow

Marie Bigelow

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Boise, ID; Connect with Marie

Eva Bild

Eva Bild

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Victoria, BC, Canada; Connect with Eva

 

Teresa Bailey

Teresa Bailey

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Pittsburgh, PA; Connect with Teresa

Elena Carrillo

Elena Carrillo

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Mexico City, CDMX; Connect with Elena

Chia-Chi Chen

Chia-Chi Chen

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Taipei, Taiwan; Connect with Chia Chi

 

 

Rina Crane

Rina Crane

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

New York, NY; Connect with Rina

Rae Davies

Rae Davies

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; Connect with Rae

 

Mary DeLashmutt

Mary DeLashmutt

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Freeport, Grand Bahama and Easton, MD; Connect with Mary

Ana María Martínez Delgado

Ana María Martínez Delgado

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Puerto Rico; Connect with Ana Maria

 

Jalana Grant

Jalana Grant

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Langley, BC, Canada; Connect with Jalana

 

Ann Grauer

Ann Grauer

Advanced Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Wauwatosa, WI; Connect with Ann

 

Melissa Harley

Melissa Harley

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Tallahassee, FL; Connect with Melissa

Linda Herrick

Linda Herrick

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Ottawa, KS; Connect with Linda

Barbara Hotelling

Barbara Hotelling

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Chapel Hill, NC; Connect with Barbara

Brenda Lane

Brenda Lane

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

New York, NY; Connect with Brenda

Kathie Lindstrom

Kathie Lindstrom

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Vancouver, BC, Canada; Connect with Kathie

Adriana Lozada

Adriana Lozada

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Rochester, NY; Connect with Adriana

 

Danielle Lugrand

Danielle Lugrand

Advanced Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Norman, OK; Connect with Danielle

 

Kamala McCormick

Kamala McCormick

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Fond du Lac, WI; Connect with Kamala

Jan S. Mallak

Jan S. Mallak

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Export, PA; Connect with Jan

Krista Maltais

Krista Maltais

Advanced Certified Postpartum Doula

Kensington, NH; Connect with Krista

Molly Mendota

Molly Mendota

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Bloomington, IN; Connect with Molly

 

MaryBeth Nance

MaryBeth Nance

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Bel Air, MD; Connect with MaryBeth 

Karen Palumbo

Karen Palumbo

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Oklahoma City, OK; Connect with Karen

 

Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Durham, NH; Connect with Amy

 

Sally Riley

Sally Riley

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Overland Park,  KS; Connect with Sally

 

Tammy Ryan

Tammy Ryan

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Bettendorf, IA; Connect with Tammy

Stacy Scarborough

Stacy Scarborough

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

San Diego, CA; Connect with Stacy

Emily Shier

Emily Shier

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Madison, WI ; Connect with Emily

 

Julia Sittig

Julia Sittig

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Rochester, NY; Connect with Julia

Penny Bussell Stansfield

Penny Bussell Stansfield

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Tucson, AZ; Connect with Penny

 

Kathy Stewart

Kathy Stewart

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Richmond, VA; Connect with Kathy

 

Sunday Tortelli

Sunday Tortelli

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Strongsville, OH; Connect with Sunday

Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Sugar Grove, PA; Connect with Julie

 

Audrey Seward Tyree

Audrey Seward Tyree

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Columbus, IN; Connect with Audrey

 

Robin Elise Weiss, PhD

Robin Elise Weiss, PhD

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Louisville, KY; Connect with Robin

Jennifer Whitaker

Jennifer Whitaker

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Salt Lake City, UT; Connect with Jennifer

 

Linda Worzer

Linda Worzer

Advanced Certified Birth Doula

Richardson, TX; Connect with Linda