Is the on-call life for me?
What are the challenges of being a doula?
What are the joys of being a doula?
How do I get started?
How do I get experience?
How do you manage the rest of your life if you are going to birth?
How many births can you do a month?
How much will I make?
What about my kids? My partner?
But first let’s answer a couple Frequently Asked Questions.
There are so many ways to answer this question but first and foremost a doula is a compassion human who seeks to offer physical, informational and emotional support to people in the childbearing year. Learn more
Anyone with a desire to support people in the perinatal period. We have supported individuals from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Learn more.
Join us in the beauty of Hawaii for one or both of our DONA Certified Doula Intensive trainings in which you will learn to support Birth and Motherhood creatively and holistically within a community of sisterhood. Make it a full Week Retreat and sign up for both!
Mother Tree International has provided training around the world for birth workers seeking to expand their knowledge and join in the international community of birth professionals making a difference to reduce health disparities, increase access to care and resources.
We partner with local doula and birth hubs to establish foundational support in growing the community knowledge around birth practices. Please fill out our form if you are interested in having a training in your community.
Robin Fink is the director of the Jungle Mamas program of the Pachamama Alliance, which brings maternal and family health to indigenous communities deep within the Amazon rainforest, at their request.
This study evaluated the potential cost-effectiveness of professional doula support during a woman’s first birth in a theoretical population of US women, with all women having a second birth without doula care.
We’re all on a journey to reach our full potential and purpose. And no matter where you are on your path, know that we walk together and not alone. At the Providence Mission Leadership Institute, we believe the path to leadership is self-discovery.
DONA International is a nonprofit organization, which means that DONA International works only to serve our doulas and members and to carry out our mission. Our organization exists to support doulas professionally and advance our vision of a doula for every person who wants one.
Having a baby if often new territory for a family. Exploring the changes in pregnancy, what to expect in the birth process, pain coping techniques and meeting other parents are many of the reasons expectant couples choose to come to a childbirth class. Studies show that families that choose take a class of any sort tend to be more satisfied with their birth process, feel they had more control and more informed about their choices and more connected to their babies. Learn more