History & Mission
DONA Internationalâ€™s history and mission are closely linked
DONA International began in 1992, when a small group of some of the foremost experts in childbirth decided that the time had come to promote the importance of emotional support for mothers and their partners during birth and the postpartum period. Convinced by significant evidence of the importance of doulas to a motherâ€™s (and consequently to a familyâ€™s) wellbeing, they created an association for a relatively new group of professionals steeped in timeless tradition â€“ doulas.
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