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.
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.
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