DONA International 19th Annual Conference


Don't miss this exciting chance to learn, connect and earn continuing education contact hours! This dynamic virtual conference will allow you to connect with leading speakers in a way that's convenient to your doula lifestyle. For the first time ever you can attend every session on the schedule and can even revisit your favorite sessions for a limited time after the conference ends. Attending this year's conference requires no travel or related expenses and no time away from your clients or family. For the first time our conference will be accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, from any country around the world. Join us for this virtual educational experience of a lifetime. DONA International conferences are educational, inspirational and FUN!

Everyone is invited – birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, nurses, midwives, doctors, chiropractors, alternative and complementary care providers, massage therapists, lactation specialists, parent educators, social workers and all others with an interest in supporting birthing and postpartum families.

More speakers and topics coming soon!


  • Connect birth doulas, postpartum doulas and other birth professionals with helpful information they can use to better support their clients and grow their business
  • Describe practices that are effective in motivating, nurturing and educating birth and postpartum support professionals
  • Offer opportunities to network with other professionals who provide support for childbearing families
  • Earn all the contact hours needed for recertification



DONA International is the oldest, largest and most respected doula association in the world. Our founders are among the foremost experts on doula care, and DONA International certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism. We are an international, non-profit organization of doulas that strives to have every doula trained and educated to provide the highest quality standards for birth and/or postpartum support to birthing women and their families. To that end, we promote continuing education for doulas and provide a strong communication link among doulas and between doulas, families and the medical birthing community.

We are an amazing community with a shared passion for families that reaches around the world. DONA International doulas serve families in more than 20 countries around the world.

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    Maria Andreoulaki

    CD(DONA), CR

    Maria has been researching optimal care for the perinatal period for almost two decades. She has worked w...

    Stefanie  Antunes

    Stefanie Antunes is an author, speaker, mother, entrepreneur, activist, childbirth educator and doula. After ten years of working in the corporate wor...

    Bridget Baker

    Bridget has been a childbirth teacher since 1971, attending her first birth as a "companion" in 1972. Doula UK has been a passion of hers si...

    Hillary Boucher

    Hillary Boucher, an ALACE trained doula, is a social strategist and online media professional who works with both large organizations and small busine...

    Ellen Chetwynd

    Ellen Chetwynd is a lactation consultant, breastfeeding researcher, and advocate for IBCLCs and breastfeeding mothers.

    She has helped n...

    Terri Coates

    Terri Coates, MSc, RN, RM, ADM, Dip Ed. is a practicing midwife and midwifery lecturer. Terri wrote the original article that inspired Jennifer Worth ...

    Hope Edelman

    MA, author of Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers

    Hope Edelman is the internationally bestselling author of Mo...