DONA International is the world’s first, largest and leading doula certifying organization. When our founders created DONA in 1992, they professionalized the role of the doula. Since then, we have certified more than 12,000 DONA International doulas in more than 50 countries!
DONA International’s primary function is to provide excellent doula education and certification to a diverse population of doulas world-wide. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care.
They are a nonprofit organization, which means that DONA International works only to serve their doulas and members and to carry out their mission. Their organization exists to support doulas professionally and advance their vision of a doula for every person who wants one. This nonprofit model is important to us, and our members tell us it’s important to them too.
The mission of DONA International is to promote high quality birth and postpartum support by setting the standard for the doula profession through evidence-based training and certification for doulas of diverse backgrounds.
A doula for every person who wants one.
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