DONA INTERNATIONAL has over 7000 members, over 3000 of which are certified. We are the largest doula association in the world. It is an exciting time to be a DONA International doula.
I feel so honored to have taught birth doula workshops in Perth, Australia; Toowoomba, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Hilton Head Island, SC; Manhattan Beach, California; Sugar Grove, PA; Erie, PA; Eden, New York; Jamestown, NY; Boston, MA; Warren, PA; Williamsport, PA, Berwick, PA, and worked in Tegus, Honduras, and Durango, Mexico, teaching childbirth on a mission trip.
Women across the globe appreciate and value the experience of having a doula ? a knowledgeable, experienced companion ? who stays with them through labor, birth and beyond. Birth doulas offer emotional support, encouragement and wisdom throughout labor and birth.
We support doulas by providing quality training and meaningful certification. We serve mothers and families by providing access to information and research about doulas, childbirth, and the postpartum experience.
Dona International sets the bar for doula education and professional development. (See the certification requirements to becoming certified through Dona International on this website.) It indicates to families that a doula has achieved a high level of training and professionalism.
This workshop constitutes the first step in becoming certified through Dona International and you would receive certificates for Intro to CBE, Breastfeeding 3-hr. class, and the Birth Doula Workshop 16 hours.
http://www.dona.org/ DONA INTERNATIONAL is well-known throughout the United States and Canada. We are even reaching Israel, Australia, and many other Countries. We feel privileged to be able to once again bring this organization to Australia, and to the USA.