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2024 DONA Summit- Save the Date
Save the Date for this year's 2024 Virtual Summit! The live online conference will be held on October 28-29th, 2024. All sessions will be available for 60 days post conference.
And Then She Was Gone… with Charles Johnson
(1 CH), And then she was gone, a panel discussion with DONA doulas and Charles Johnson who has suffered an unimaginable tragedy that strikes too many families; the tragic loss of his spouse just after childbirth. Since Kira's premature death, Charles has made it his life’s mission to save others from the same fate and shares his story and thoughts on the role of the doula in this profound session.
Black Maternal Health: How Can DONA Doulas Make A Difference?
(1.5 CH), DONA doulas have a chat with Midwife Jennie Joseph about Black Maternal Health and actionable ways that doulas can make a difference.
Can We Get Along with Obstetricians?
(1 CH), In this session, Dr. Ebere Azumah, OBGYN will speak to the physician/doula relationship and tangible ways to strengthen it for the betterment of the family.
Designing a Successful Brand
(1 CH), In this session, brand specialist Tiffany Tolliver takes us through the process of identifying the foundational process of developing your brand. It's more than just logos and colors!
Digging Deeper - Tactful Ways to Ask Good Questions
(1.5 CH), Communication skills are an essential part of a positive doula-client relationship and in this session, we'll explore how to enhance the doula's communication skills through asking the right questions. Doulas who create space for clients to openly share can better build connections that will impact the birth and postpartum experience for all.
Diseñando una marca exitosa (SubtÍtulos en español)
(1 CH), Desarrolla una comprensión más profunda de la marca.
DONA Town Hall: International Childbirth Initiative & The Role of the Doula
(1.5 CH), Free for Members, DONA Town Hall: A conversation between DONA International and the International Childbirth Initiative Leaders
Doulas and Surro-births: How Doulas Can Support the Surrogacy Process
(1 CH), The surrogacy process brings unique considerations for birthing people and doulas. In this session, we'll explore some of the most common experiences and answer some of the most burning questions to help doulas support their surrogacy clients even better.
Enabling Impact through Cultural Fluency
(1 CH), Cultural fluency allows for doulas to work integratively with clients of diverse backgrounds. Through this session, Dr. Ashraf will take us through the journey of understanding cultural awareness, cultural skills, and cultural understanding so that we can provide the best support for all in our care.
Epigenetics and the Microbiome
(1 CH) Epigenetics and the microbiome- important influences on infant health
Ethical Dilemma of Recreational Marijuana Use for Breastfeeding and Pregnant People
(1 CH), In this session, Dr. Frank Nice will evaluate the use of marijuana in pregnancy and breastfeeding and discuss ethical and legal concerns regarding its use while pregnant and lactating.
Exploring the Self: A Doula's Guide to Discussing Race, Gender and Privilege in Birth and Postpartum Work
(1 CH), Doulas serve a diverse population with a multitude of life experiences. Understanding the role that race, sex, and gender in birth as well as how thse identities intersect will provide doulas with the resources to become stronger, more conscious providers by fostering a deeper appreciation of the different realities that clients bring with them to birth and the postpartum period.
From Ideation to Action – Launching Your Venture
(1 CH), Do you have a great idea that you want to see come to life? From a new doula business to something new in your existing practice, from idea to action is for you! In this session we'll map out a strategy to move forward by cultivating connections with the community and yourself.
Lactation Basics for Doulas
(3 CH), This introductory lactation course takes the doula through the basics of human lactation anatomy and physiology, barriers and benefits, and application. This course is approved for DONA International certification.
Mastering the Doula’s Advocacy Role
(.75 CH), In this session, doula Kim James will discuss how mastering the doula's advocacy role can make a long-term impact on clients. By honing in on the doula's communication skills and developing empathy doulas can take their advocacy up to the next level.
Postpartum Mood Disorders: How to Build Your Client’s Postpartum Resiliency
(1 CH) One in seven birthing people experience postpartum mood disorders and doulas are in a unique position to help clients prepare for the postpartum time period and to foster postpartum mood resiliency.
Racial Equity and Inequities in Birthwork
(2 CH), The Racial Equity and Inequities in Birthwork course offered by DONA International is a journey into the intersection of race, equity, and the history of childbirth. This program delves deep into the historical, systemic, and cultural factors that influence birth outcomes for marginalized communities.
Significance of Childbirth to the Birthing Person and Family
(1 CH), In this session, Penny Simkin takes us through a review of the research around how people are impacted by the childbirth experience. She dives into factors that make a difference including details on the impact of how the birthing person is treated by healthcare providers, doulas, and others in the birthing experience.
Strengthening Support for Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders: Doulas are Vital
(1.5 CH) Substance use disorders (SUDs) are connected to higher maternal mortality rates and risks for maternal/fetal complications. Doulas can provide needed support, education, and referrals for persons seeking evaluation of perinatal substance use.
Successful Ways to Manage Your Doula Business
(1 CH), A doula business has unique needs and in this session, we'll review strategies and tips for starting and managing a successful doula business.
The Best Start: Strategies to Reduce Early Feeding Problems
(1.5 CH), In this session, we'll explore early lactation, positions, and best strategies to reduce the 3 most common early nursing problems.
When Doulas Use Equity as Their Secret Sauce, You Have A Recipe for Life
(1.5 CH), Discuss inequities in healthcare based on social identities such as race, immigration status, and class.