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35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 850
Chicago, IL 60601-2106
(888) 788-DONA (3662)
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Member Statistics

DONA International’s impressive growth

Our membership has grown from 750 members in 1994 to more than 6,000 members from around the world today. The word is out that doulas greatly benefit mothers and families during labor, birth and the weeks that follow. This rising demand for doulas, combined with the growing interest in the profession, means that this membership growth will continue for years to come.

Membership

1994

750

2002

4500

2012

6154

Worldwide Membership in 50 Countries:

Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Bermuda
Canada
Grand Cayman Islands
Kenya
Chile
Cost Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Guatemala
Haiti
Holland
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Korea
Mexico
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Puerto Rico
Russia
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
West Indies
Zambia

Certification Statistics

1994

1st doula certified

2002

2,000 doulas certified

2012

8,500 doulas certified

2013

10,000 doulas certified


DONA International Financial Disclosure

Below are links to DONA International's three most recent 990 Tax Returns, for your review. These documents provide the most complete picture of the organization's financial activity available.
2010-990
2011-990
2012-990

In compliance with non-profit obligation for public disclosure and availability of organization tax returns and applications, DONA International's 990 Forms have always been available online at http://www.guidestar.org, and also available upon individual request.

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Learn How to Become a Doula
Through evidence-based research,
DONA International Certification can quickly help you develop both birth and postpartum skills. Learn more...

The Essential Ingredient: DOULA
The Essential Ingredient: DOULA is a documentary produced by DONA International in 2010 featuring commentary by all of DONA International's esteemed founders and some of its celebrated past presidents speaking on the origin and rationale of doula support. Their words are complemented by inspiring visuals of treasured birth and postpartum moments courtesy of Jodie Myers / MyBirthMovie. You are encouraged to use this documentary in your practice. Embed it on your web site and share it with potential clients and professional. You can view this documentary now* on-line on YouTube.
*Please be advised that you may not edit or cut the video or remix portions of it for other projects.

The Essential Ingredient: Doula

Learn More About Doulas
Read DONA International's Position Papers on Birth and Postpartum, and other evidence-based research.

Photography above by:
© Connie M. Ross
Used with permission.

 

 

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