DONA International Conference

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DONA International Conference

Reflect,

Renew,

Restore

18th Annual

DONA International Conference

July 19 - 22, 2012

CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort

Cancun, Mexico


Welcome to the 18th Annual

DONA International Conference

About DONA International

DONA International is an international nonprofit organization of doulas whose

main purpose is to certify doulas using an international standard, to facilitate

continuing education and to provide a strong communication link among

practicing doulas, the birthing public, maternity caregivers and others interested

in learning more about labor and postpartum support.

You Will Want to Attend!

DONA International has designed an invigorating and dynamic conference

that will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and mingle with many

distinguished speakers and authors. Learn new skills, network with new and

experienced doulas and other professionals, renew old friendships and make new

ones. 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 therapist, lactation specialists, parent educators, social workers and all

others with an interest in birthing and postpartum families.

Conference Objectives

• Evaluate methods used to provide birth and postpartum support and

educate the community about the role of a doula

• Describe practices that are effective in motivating, nurturing, and

educating birth and postpartum support professionals

• Network with other professionals who provide support for

childbearing families

Welcome

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Conference Details

Conference and Workshop Fees

Early registration fees must be postmarked or

confirmed online by 5 p.m. EST on May 15, 2012.

Conference and workshop fees have been adapted

to country of origin. See the registration form for

adjustments or check the International Fee Group

Index at www.DONA.org. All payments must be

made in US funds.

How to Register

• Register online through EventBrite

• Register by mail or fax with payment in USD

• Register onsite, ONLY if space is available.

Conference Registration Includes

• The special pre-conference Welcome Reception on

Thursday, July 19, 2012

• The core conference beginning the evening of Thursday,

July 19, ending Sunday, July 22, 2012, which includes six (6)

general sessions and your four (4) choices from twenty (20)

concurrent sessions

• Admission to the Exhibit Hall

• Access to session handouts on the DONA International web

site prior to the conference as well as a program book with

a CD of all handouts and materials for each session received

at the conference

• A light breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday

only, refreshment breaks on Friday and Saturday and a full

breakfast on Sunday

Cancellations and Refund Requests

All refund requests must be submitted in writing, postmarked

by June 22, 2012, to the DONA International Home Office,

2851 South Parker Road, Suite 560, Aurora, CO 80014. A nonrefundable

processing fee of $100 (US funds) will be retained

in all cases for each conference fee refund request. After June

22, 2012, you may transfer your registration to a substitute, but

you must notify the DONA International Home Office by calling

888.788.DONA (3662) or emailing Registrar@DONA.org.

Networking Opportunity

See the Sponsor/Exhibitor/Advertiser Prospectus for advertising

and exhibiting opportunities or contact Exhibits@DONA.org.

Continuing Education

The core conference qualifies as formal continuing education for

doula recertification and trainer reapproval with DONA International.

Lamaze International, International Childbirth Education Association

(ICEA) and most other childbirth certification organizations accept

DONA International contact hours for continuing education. However,

it is the individual registrant’s responsibility to ascertain whether this

offering meets the requirements of her/his certifying organization. The

registrant must attend a session in its entirety to receive continuing

education credit for that session.

Breastfeeding Babies

Breastfeeding babies up to six (6) months of age (in arms or slings

only, no strollers) who remain quiet may accompany a conference

registrant at sessions, at meals and in the Exhibit Hall. A comfortable

breastfeeding room will also be available for nursing mothers.

Special Dietary Needs

For vegetarian or kosher meal options, check the space on the

registration form. Other special dietary needs may be accommodated

if neither administratively nor financially burdensome. E-mail

Registrar@DONA.org prior to June 22, 2012, with “Menu” in the subject line.

Spanish Translations

For our Spanish speaking attendees, all general sessions and concurrent

sessions 104, 202, 305 and 401 will be translated into Spanish. Please

indicate that you will require translations on the registration form and

also be sure to list these concurrent sessions as your first choices when

you register.

Volunteers Invited

Help make this conference a success – indicate your interest in

volunteering on the Registration Form. Volunteers will not miss meals

or sessions.

Exhibits and Silent Auction

Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall often to take advantage of the products

and services being offered. Place your bids for Silent Auction items.

Proceeds provide full conference early registration fee waivers to

qualified applicants through the Doula Spirit Fund.

Recordings

Video and/or audio recording of any session is strictly prohibited.

Professional recordings of individual sessions and the full conference

will be available for sale onsite after the conference. Your attendance

at this conference indicates your willingness to be photographed,

filmed or recorded.

Change in Program

DONA International reserves the right to substitute or cancel speakers

and/or sessions.

Conference Details 3


Registration

Register online, fax or postmark your registration by May 15, 2012 for early-bird savings and to get your

first choice of sessions! Not a DONA member? Join DONA International now for reduced member fees!

REGISTRATION FORM 1

Registration Form

Register online, fax or postmark your registration by May 15 for early-bird savings and to get your

first choice of sessions! Not a DONA member? Join DONA International now for reduced member

fees!

Page 1

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First Name Last Name Date

Name as you would like it to appear on your name badge

Street Address/Apt #

City

________________________________

________________________________

________________________________

________________________________

State/Province Zip/Postal Code Country

( ) _____________________ _ ( ) ____________ __________

Day Phone

Evening Phone

First DONA International Conference?

E-mail Address Yes No, it is #

o

o

I am interested in volunteering at the Conference

I do not want my name and address included on a list of registrants available to exhibitors

Please check all that apply

o Birth Doula DONA certified? __ yes __ no

o Postpartum Doula DONA certified? __ yes __ no

o DONA approved Doula Trainer __ Birth __ Postpartum

o Childbirth Educator

o Certified CBE with

o Midwife

o Lactation Consultant

o Physician

o Massage Therapist

o Physical Therapist

o Registered Nurse in (State/Province/Country)

o Other

Concurrent Session Selections (number your 1 st through 3 rd choices)

Friday, July 20 – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, July 20 – 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

101 104 201 204

102 105 202 205

103 203

Saturday, July 21 – 9:00 am – 10:30 am Saturday, July 21 – 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

301 304 401 404

302 305 402 405

303 403

Share a Hotel Room Request

Please read carefully and sign only if you want to be included on the “Share a Room” list.

I would like to be included on the “Share a Room” list, which will be distributed to me and other conference registrants upon

their request for the same purpose. I release DONA International from any and all responsibility and from any harm intended

or unintended as a result of this “Share a Room” list containing my name, state/province, country, phone and e-mail address.

Signature

Date

Registration

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Register online, fax or postmark your registration by April 30 for early-bird savings and to get your first

choice of sessions! Not a DONA member? Join DONA International now for reduced member fees!

Conference Fees

All fees are in US Dollars only*

Full Conference

o Members

o Non-Members

Early Registration

Postmarked by May 15 (5:00 p.m. EST)

Regular Registration

After May 15 (5:00 p.m. EST)

Group A* Group B* Group C* Group A* Group B* Group C*

$395

$495

$350

$430

One Day Conference

o Members

$195 $175 $155 $225 $200

o Non-Members

$245 $215 $180 $275 $240

Pre-Conference Program A – Anahuac/Lamaze Accredited Childbirth Educator Workshop

o Members

$315 $273 $230 $365 $311

o Non-Members

$365 $315 $265 $415 $353

Pre-Conference Program B – Use of TENS in Labor for Birth Doulas

Registration deadline June 23

o Members only $80 $69 $58

$95 $81 $70

Birth Doula Workshop

Registration deadline June 23

o Members

$350 $300 $255 $400 $345 $285

o Non-Members

$400 $345 $285 $450 $385 $320

Postpartum Doula Workshop

o

o

Members

Non-Members

$400

$450

Registration Fees

$345

$385

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$300

$365

$285

$320

$495

$595

$435

$525

Registration deadline June 23

$450 $385 $320

$500 $425 $355

$385

$450 $

$170

$200 $

$274

$309 $

Subtotal

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_____Vegetarian meals _____Kosher meals required (please check)

(See the Conference Details page in the brochure for information on how to meet other dietary needs.)

_____I require translation of session presentations into Spanish

DONA International Membership

o One-Year Membership

o Two-Year Membership

o Three-Year Membership

DONA International Care Fund

$50.00*

$85.00*

$125.00*

$41.50*

$70.50*

$103.75*

$34.00*

$57.60*

$83.75*

I would like to make a contribution to assist others to attend the DONA International Conference through the DONA International

Care Fund. The DONA International Care Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.

No charge

No charge

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$

*Fees have been adapted to country of origin. Group A: USA and Canada, Group B: Mexico, Group C: if your

country is not listed here, check the International Fee Group Index at www.DONA.org, e-mail info@DONA.org or

call the Home Office at 888.788.DONA (3662). All payments must be in US funds.

Total

Enclosed

(in USD)

$

! Method of Payment

o Check or Money Order # (USD only—payable to DONA International)

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___VISA ___Master Card ___American Express ___Discover

______________________________________________________________________________________

Name on Credit Card Credit Card Number CCV# Expiration

Signature

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Easy online registration through www.donaintl.eventbrite.com

Fax or Mail completed registration form (two pages) with payment, in USD only, to:

Annual Conference, DONA International, 2851 South Parker Road, Suite 560, Aurora, CO 80014

Fax number: 303.755.7363

Registration

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Pre - Conference Programs

July 18 - 19, 2012

Program A: Anahuac/Lamaze Accredited

Childbirth Educator Workshop

Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 - 19, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The Workshop:

Anyone interested in becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, or LCCEs wishing to freshen up skills,

should join us in this interactive learning experience. We will share birth stories, participate in group activities and

get a hands-on experience of teaching Lamaze to peers. We will explore the latest evidence-based information

on birth and newborns in a fun and creative way.

Contact Hours:

Lamaze contact hours will be awarded for the workshop and attendance at the full DONA International conference, which may also be

applied towards recertification with DONA International.

Prerequisites:

No prerequisites are necessary, only a willingness to participate, learn, and have fun in a unique experience.

Location and Schedule:

The workshop takes place prior to and as a part of the DONA International Conference. Conference room rates are available for

workshop attendees. Make your room reservations directly with the hotel.

Workshop Times:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, 2012 – DONA International Conference schedule

There will be a brief gathering at the completion of the DONA International Conference for awarding certificates and completing

evaluations. Please note this when making travel arrangements.

Trainers:

Program Trainers, Elena Carrillo (Program Director) and Guadalupe Trueba have been successfully teaching this Lamaze Seminar for 18 years

traveling internationally, taking the Seminar wherever it has been requested. We offer the Seminar in Spanish, English or French, depending

on the country that we are visiting.

Elena Carrillo, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) is the proud mother of four and

grandmother to six. Ms. Carrillo has been a childbirth educator and doula for almost 40 years. As

Director of the Anahuac/Lamaze Accredited Program in Mexico and DONA approved birth doula

trainer, she has trained doulas and childbirth educators around the world. More than 2,000 births

confirm that childbirth education and labor support ensure the best outcome for mothers and

babies, regardless of where the birth occurs.

Guadalupe Trueba, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), Midwife is proud of 38 years dedicated to her

profession as a childbirth educator and doula, as well as an expert in Mexican Traditional Midwifery.

Fees, Registration, and Cancellation*

See the Registration Form on page 5 for information on fees.

You must also register to attend the full DONA International Conference. Within three weeks of receipt of your registration form, you will be sent

written confirmation of your registration. The registration deadline is June 23, 2012 at 5 p.m. (EST). *To cancel your registration and receive a partial

refund for the Anahuac/Lamaze Accredited Childbirth Educator Workshop, a written request must be postmarked by June 30, 2012 and sent to the

DONA International Home Office at 2851 South Parker Road, Suite 560, Aurora, CO 80014. No refunds will be given for requests postmarked after

June 30, 2012. A non-refundable processing fee of $100 will be retained in all cases for each workshop fee refund request.

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Program B: Use of TENS in Labor for Birth Doulas

Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The Workshop:

Objectives:

A novel way of relieving pain in childbirth involves the use of a TENS unit—transcutaneous electrical nerve

stimulation—commonly used during labor by women in Great Britain and Sweden. In the US, TENS units have

been used for years by physical therapists in their rehabilitation of injured patients. TENS can make a woman more

comfortable in labor by using electrical stimulation to increase the release of the body’s natural pain-relieving

substances and by blocking the nerve pathways that cause labor pain. Obstetric TENS has been found to be an

effective technique for pain control in over 80 percent of births, especially for back pain in labor, and has no known

harmful effects to mother or baby. Learn to use TENS with your clients, how to explain its use, how to apply it and

when it is and is not recommended. Add this new tool to your birth bag for even more options for your clients.

• Describe theories explaining the physiological mechanisms of pain relief with TENS

• Discuss research findings on pain relief, safety, and women’s satisfaction with TENS during labor

• Demonstrate the proper application of TENS

• List the parts of a TENS unit

• Describe the physical sensations caused by TENS

• Discuss precautions and reasons for these precautions with the use of TENS

• Describe the requirements for DONA certification in the use of TENS

• Discuss a step-by-step protocol for the implementation of TENS by the doula

Prerequisite:

DONA Member

Continuing Education:

This pre-conference program qualifies as formal continuing education for doula recertification and trainer reapproval with DONA

International. Many organizations and agencies accept DONA International continuing education towards licensing and/or certification or

recertification; however, it is the responsibility of the registrant to check with the individual agency or organization for confirmation.

Location and Schedule:

The workshop takes place prior to the DONA International Conference. Conference room rates are available for workshop attendees.

Make your room reservations directly with the hotel.

Trainer:

Debbie Young, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), BDT/PDT(DONA), LCCE is a certified birth and postpartum doula and

approved doula trainer with DONA International, a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and a past president of

DONA International. She has been working with birthing and postpartum families for over 20 years.

Fees, Registration, and Cancellation*

See the Registration Form on page 5 for information on fees.

Registration is limited and the workshop is expected to fill early. The registration deadline is June 23, 2012 at 5 p.m. (EST). *To cancel this

Use of TENS in Labor for Birth Doulas Workshop registration and receive a partial refund, a written request must be postmarked by June

30, 2012 and sent to the DONA International Home Office at 2851 South Parker Road, Suite 560, Aurora, CO 80014. A cancellation fee of

$30 will be retained on all refund requests for this program. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after June 30, 2012.

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Post- - Conference Workshops

DONA Birth Doula Workshop

July 22 - 24, 2012

Join other prospective birth doulas and allied health professionals in an intensive doula workshop, featuring DONA

International Birth Doula Mentors, Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) and Kathleen Lindstrom, CD(DONA),

BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE. Note that there are discounts on course fees for early registration and for DONA

International members.

The Workshop:

The workshop is for anyone interested in assisting women and their families to have a satisfying birth experience. It uses texts and

supplementary literature, videos, slides, small group activities, hands-on practice and role-play to develop theoretical knowledge and

practical skills as a doula. Attendance constitutes one step in the process to become a DONA International certified birth doula.

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Describe the significance of birth to women and their families

• Define the role of the birth doula

• Explain the DONA International Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for the birth doula

• List benefits of continuous support by a birth doula on obstetrical and psychological outcomes based on the research

• Describe the emotional and physical needs of laboring women and their partners

• Compare specific characteristics of laboring women who are and are not coping well

• Demonstrate comfort measures and optimal birth positions for laboring women

• Analyze the birth doula’s role when her client has an epidural

• Describe the birth doula’s role in the prenatal and postpartum visit

• Describe the birth doula’s role during a cesarean birth

• Describe the birth doula’s role with the family during the immediate postpartum period

• Discuss the process for DONA International birth doula certification

Prerequisites for Participants:

Childbirth educators, nurses with labor and delivery experience, midwives or midwifery students and those who have attended another

birth doula workshop have the appropriate experience. If a participant lacks the above experience, she should prepare by attending

a complete series of childbirth education classes as an observer, viewing as many birth videos as possible, touring a hospital labor and

delivery unit and reading required texts before the workshop. If possible, the participant should attend some births. It is assumed the

participants are knowledgeable about the following:

• Anatomy of the human reproductive system, including the breasts

• Physiology of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding

• Definitions of common medical terms relating to labor

• Common procedures and tests used during normal birth, including their risks and benefits

• Pain medication and anesthesia administration and effects

• Cesarean birth indications and procedure

• Normal newborn appearance and procedures

• Basic relaxation techniques, breathing patterns and other comfort measures for labor

• Benefits of breastfeeding

Required Texts:

The following texts should be read prior to attendance and can be purchased on the DONA International web site at www.DONA.org

through the DONA Boutique:

• Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (2010 edition) by Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham and Bolding

• The Birth Partner (2008 edition) by Simkin*

• The Doula Book (2012 edition) by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus

*You must have your copy of The Birth Partner with you at the workshop.

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DONA Birth Doula Workshop continued...

Location:

The workshop will take place at the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort immediately following the DONA International conference.

Conference room rates are available for workshop attendees.

Workshop Times:

Sunday, July 22, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, July 23, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Trainers:

Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) is a registered physical therapist and childbirth educator. She is a DONA

certified birth doula, approved doula trainer and DONA Birth Doula Mentor. A Founder of DONA International, Penny is

an internationally known speaker and well-known author living in Seattle, Washington.

Kathleen Lindstrom, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE is a DONA certified birth doula and approved

birth doula trainer and a DONA Birth Doula Mentor. Kathleen is employed at Douglas College in British

Columbia and is the Perinatal Program Manager responsible for prenatal education, career development

programs and continuing education throughout Canada and internationally. She is also a Lamaze certified

childbirth educator, former La Leche League Leader and Lactation Consultant.

Fees, Registration, and Cancellation*

See the Registration Form on page 5 for information on fees.

Included in the fee is the workshop manual. Space is limited and the workshop is expected to fill early. Register for the Birth Doula

Workshop on the conference registration form. You will receive written confirmation of your registration. The registration deadline is June

9, 2012 at 5 p.m. (EST). *To cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, a written request to the DONA International Home Office

must be postmarked by June 22, 2012. No refunds will be given for requests postmarked after June 22, 2012. A non-refundable processing

fee of $100 will be retained in all cases for each workshop fee refund request.

DONA Birth Doula Trainer Workshop

July 24 - 25, 2012

Workshop:

This workshop will prepare qualified participants to design their own birth doula workshop curriculum and to apply for DONA

International approval.

Workshop Times and Fees:

Participants must observe the Birth Doula Workshop on July 22-24 plus attend the Birth Doula Trainer Workshop on July 24 (3:00 p.m. –

9:00 p.m.) and July 25 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). There will be a brief meeting with the Mentors on July 22 at 2:30 p.m. Completion of this

workshop constitutes one required step for DONA International approval as a birth doula trainer. Workshop fees postmarked by June

9, 2012 at 5 p.m. (EST) are $475 and after June 9, 2012 at 5 p.m. (EST) are $525; this fee includes the birth doula workshop. The cancellation

policy is the same as for the Birth Doula Workshop.

Qualifications:

You must qualify and be accepted to attend the Birth Doula Trainer Workshop. A complete list of qualifications and requirements and

the application to attend the Birth Doula Trainer Workshop can be found on the DONA International web site at www.DONA.org (click

on the Become a Birth Doula Trainer link under Professional Development) or by contacting DONA International at 888.788.DONA (3662).

The completed application and all required documentation should be sent to Ann Grauer, DONA International Director of Education,

Education@DONA.org, to be received no later than June 9, 2012.

You will be notified within three weeks whether you are accepted and can register to attend. Do not register for the conference before you have

been notified if your conference attendance depends on your acceptance in the Birth Doula Trainer Workshop.

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DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop

July 22 - 25, 2012

The workshop is for anyone interested in assisting families through the weeks following the birth of a new baby. It uses texts and an

accompanying manual, videos, group discussion, role modeling, role-play and hands-on practice to develop theoretical knowledge and

practical skills as a postpartum doula. Attendance constitutes one step in the process to become a certified postpartum doula with

DONA International.

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Describe the findings of research that has been conducted on tasks included in the definition of a postpartum doula.

• List the responsibilities of a postpartum doula

• Define the role of the postpartum doula and how it differs from that of a baby nurse or mother’s helper

• Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of newborn care

• Describe breastfeeding basics such as latch and good positioning

• Describe the role of the postpartum doula in breastfeeding support for the mother and her family

• Describe postpartum mood disorders

• List ways in which the postpartum doula can support both parents through the experience of postpartum mood disorders

• Describe coping strategies for parents to use during the postpartum adjustment period

• Demonstrate knowledge of the postpartum doula’s role as an educator of both the mother and other family members

• Describe the importance of thorough knowledge of reliable resources for referral in a variety of situations

• List the benefits of skin-to-skin contact between parent and baby

• Describe the doula’s role in facilitating the process of skin-to-skin contact

• List strategies and appropriate situations for using active listening skills

• List physical postpartum changes commonly experienced by the mother and describe the doula’s role in aiding her

recovery from birth

• List potential situations in which the doula would be supporting the family through loss and grief, and describe her role

• Describe the doula’s role in integrating a new baby into the family

• Describe role definition and common interpersonal changes following the birth of a baby

• Demonstrate knowledge of how the birth experience impacts the postpartum experience

• Describe the unique needs and role of the doula supporting families with multiples

• Describe the importance and process of client contact and administration issues

• Describe the ways a doula may gain credentials

Prerequisites for Participants:

Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of the following:

• Physical and emotional adjustment in the mother after birth

• Newborn characteristics and care

• Breastfeeding basics

• Common breastfeeding difficulties and possible solutions

To be sure participants are adequately prepared for their Postpartum Doula Workshop the following is required BEFORE attending the

workshop. For details on completing these prerequisites, please see the DONA International website at www.DONA.org or contact DONA

International at 888.788.DONA (3662).

• Required Reading: From the DONA International required reading list the participant must have completed readings from the

following categories: Becoming a Mother, The Newborn and Breastfeeding.

• Breastfeeding Preparation: The participant must have completed at least one of the options before attending the Postpartum

Doula Workshop.

The participant should be prepared to present proof of participation.

Location:

The workshop takes place at the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort immediately following the DONA International conference. Conference

room rates are available for workshop attendees. Make your room reservations directly with the hotel.

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DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop, Continued...

Workshop Times:

Sunday, July 22, 2012, from 1:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, July 23, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Trainer:

Susan Martensen, PCD/CD(DONA), BDT/PDT(DONA), CLC is a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula, DONA

approved birth and postpartum doula trainer, DONA Postpartum Doula Program Mentor and past president of DONA

International. Susan also serves as IMBCI Canada representative and sits on the BFPCO in her home town of Ottawa. She is

the Founder of DoulaCARE and also The Breastfeeding Cafe in Ottawa. She has three children and became a grandmother

in 2011.

Fees, Registration, and Cancellation*

See the Registration Form on page 5 for information on fees.

Included in the fee is the workshop manual. Space is limited and the workshop is expected to fill early. Register for the Postpartum Doula

Workshop on the conference registration form. Within three weeks of receipt, you will receive written confirmation of your registration. The

registration deadline is June 22, 2012, 5 p.m. (EST). *To cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, a written request to the DONA

International Home Office must be postmarked by June 30, 2012. No refunds will be given for requests postmarked after June 30, 2012. A nonrefundable

processing fee of $100 will be retained in all cases for each workshop fee refund request.

DONA Postpartum Doula Trainer Workshop

July 25, 2012

This workshop will prepare qualified participants to design their own postpartum doula workshop curriculum and

to apply for approval by DONA International.

Workshop Times and Fees:

Participants must meet at 1:15 p.m. (30 minutes before the Postpartum Doula Workshop) for instruction, observe the entire Postpartum Doula

Workshop on July 22 - 25, 2012, plus attend the Postpartum Doula Trainer Workshop on July 25, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Completion

of this workshop constitutes one required step for approval by DONA International as a postpartum doula trainer. Workshop fees postmarked

by June 9, 2012, at 5 p.m. (EST) are $525 and after June 9, 2012, at 5 p.m. (EST) are $575 ; this fee includes the Postpartum Doula Workshop. The

cancellation policy is the same as for the Postpartum Doula Workshop.

Qualifications:

You must qualify and be accepted to attend the Postpartum Doula Trainer Workshop. A complete list of qualifications and requirements

and the application to attend the Postpartum Doula Trainer Workshop can be found on the DONA International web site at www.DONA.

org (click on the Become a Postpartum Doula Trainer link under Professional Development) or by contacting DONA International at

888.788.DONA (3662). The completed application and all required documentation should be sent to Ann Grauer, DONA International

Director of Education, Education@DONA.org, to be received no later than June 9, 2012.

You will be notified within three weeks whether you are accepted and can register to attend. Do not register for the conference before you have

been notified if your conference attendance depends on your acceptance in the Postpartum Doula Trainer Workshop.

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Hotel & Travel Information

CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort

The 2012 DONA International Conference will be held at the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort,

a AAA Four Diamond Resort located in the heart of the hotel zone.

Conference Room Rate, per night:

• $139.00 USD

• Standard hotel tax and service rates apply

• Travelers from outside of Mexico are eligible to receive the sales tax, or Value

Added Tax (VAT), rebate upon checkout, which will be a significant savings!

Conference room rates for dates three days before and after the conference are based

on room availability.

Reservations should be made EARLY, online using the group code DONDONA

The deadline for the special conference group rate is June 13, 2012, subject to availability.

Please book early as rooms held for DONA International may be sold out before that date.

Location and Transportation:

The CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort is located nine miles from the airport.

Options for transportation from the airport:

International Incentive Travel

- Option A: $75.00 USD round trip per person no minimum required

- Option B: $70.00 USD round trip per person with a minimum of two (2)

passengers per van

• Airport shuttle service, reservation required, fee: $14.00 USD (one way); call

52-998-8489686, ext. 6686

• Alternate transportation: Prestige In-house transportation services; call 52-998-8812048

or toll-free at 1-877-895-0980; fee: $16.00 USD (one way), reservations required. Prestige

provides one or two-way service to and from the airport as well as private tours and

transfers. Email: prestige.cm@gmail.com

• Although not required by law, it is encouraged that children ride in safety seats. Parents

must provide their own or make arrangements to rent one.

For those driving, there is complimentary onsite parking.

Check the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort website for

maps and directions.

Experience Cancun:

Take advantage of optional activities arranged for DONA International

conference registrants, their family and friends. Half-day excursion options*

include a jungle and snorkel tour, dolphin swim and ride, and a guided shopping

tour of Cancun. Book your reservations through International Incentive Travel.

*Please note that tours may be canceled if the minimum number of registrants is not met.

Hotel & Travel Information

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General Session Speakers

Elena Carrillo, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

Mexico D.F., Mexico

A proud mother of four and grandmother to six, Ms. Carrillo has been a childbirth educator and doula for almost 40

years. As Director of the Anahuac/Lamaze Accredited Program in Mexico and DONA approved birth doula trainer, she

has trained doulas and childbirth educators around the world. More than 2,000 births confirm that childbirth education

and labor support ensure the best outcome for mothers and babies, regardless of where the birth occurs.

Cynthia Gabriel, Ph.D.

Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Gabriel is a medical anthropologist who earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the

mother of three children and a doula who has practiced in the United States, Canada and Russia. She researches birth

cross-culturally. Currently she is studying African-American women’s birth place choices. In Ann Arbor, she runs mom-baby

and women’s groups. She believes that women should be able to access their natural power anywhere, even in a hospital.

Annie Kennedy, BA, CD(PALS)

Seattle, WA

Ms. Kennedy is a former birth doula, founding president of PALS Doulas in Seattle and the founding president of Doulas

of North America (DONA International). She currently is Director of the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr

University. Her mother’s public health nursing stories of birth, the study of humanities and systems thinking fueled her

interest; and the guidance of inspiring mentors and colleagues cemented it for life. She is forever grateful for the privilege

of receiving doula and midwifery care for the birth of her now 14 year old daughter, a privilege all women deserve.

Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW

Palo Alto, CA

Ms. Klaus is a licensed Marriage, Family, Therapist and social worker. Formerly on the faculty of the Department

of Family Practice, Michigan State University, she currently teaches and practices in Berkeley and Palo Alto,

California, providing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups.

She has been involved with doula and perinatal research and worked with the concerns, both medical and

psychosocial, of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period for the past 35 years. She consults nationally

and internationally and is co-author of The Amazing Newborn, Mothering the Mother, Bonding, Your Amazing

Newborn; The Amazing Talents of the Newborn video; The Doula Book; and When Survivors Give Birth. She is a

Founder of Doulas of North America (DONA International).

Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed, LCCE, BDT/PDT(DONA)

River Vale, NJ

Ms. Pascali-Bonaro is Chairperson of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI) where she works

with international organizations, Ministers of Health and grassroots community organizations to create optimal

models of maternity care. She serves on national and local maternal/child health boards, including on the

Childbirth Connection Board of Directors. She is a Lamaze International certified childbirth educator and teacher

trainer with Passion for Birth. Ms. Pascali-Bonaro served on the first Board of Directors for DONA International

and is a DONA approved birth and postpartum doula trainer.

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General Session Speakers

Teresa Pitman, B.Sc., LLL Leader

Guelph, ON

A frequent conference speaker, Ms. Pitman has been a La Leche League Leader for more than 30 years, three as

Executive Director of La Leche League Canada. Helping breastfeeding mothers has been an important part of her

life for a long time! She is the author of articles for magazines such as Today’s Parent, and is the co-author of three

books on breastfeeding, including the best-selling 8th Edition of the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and The Ultimate

Breastfeeding Book of Answers.

Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

Seattle, WA

Ms. Simkin is a physical therapist, childbirth educator, certified birth doula, birth doula trainer and DONA Birth Doula

Mentor. She is a Founder of Doulas of North America (DONA International) and an international speaker and author

or co-author of numerous articles and books, including Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, The Birth Partner,

The Labor Support Handbook and When Survivors Give Birth.

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Concurrent Session Speakers

Eva Bild, MA, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE

Victoria, BC

Ms. Bild has been working with childbearing families since 1991. She is Director and Co-Owner of Mothering Touch, a centre for new and

expectant parents. She also serves as Western Canada Regional Director on the DONA International Board of Directors.

Karen Brody

Washington, DC

Activist and author of the critically acclaimed play, Birth, performed in communities around the world since 2006 as part of BOLD, a global

movement to make maternity care mother-friendly. Ms. Brody is artistic director of BOLD and creator of the FEAR to FREEDOM birth

facilitators training certification program.

Susan M. Gottschall, M.Ed. in Child Development, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), CLC

Chicago, IL

Ms. Gottschall is a founding member and Director of Chicago Volunteer Doulas committed to providing doula support to women who

otherwise would not have it and to develop CVD into a sustainable organization.

Jacquelin Green, BA, MDiv

Victoria, BC

Ms. Green has been working with families living with risk for almost 20 years. A DONA trained birth doula working towards certification,

she coordinates a Prenatal and Family Outreach Program for a young parent agency.

Barbara A. Hotelling, BSN, MSN, WHNP, LCCE, CD(DONA)

Chapel Hill, NC

Ms. Hotelling is currently a volunteer doula with the UNC Birth Doula Program, a Perinatal Coordinator for the MCH program at UNC Department

of Family Medicine, teaches Lamaze classes and serves on the boards of the Triangle Birth Network and North Carolina Friends of Midwives. She

previously served on the boards of DONA International, Lamaze International and the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS).

Sarah Longacre, BS, RY T

Edina, MN

Ms. Longacre is a birth doula, yoga teacher and birth activist. She opened Blooma, a prenatal and postnatal yoga and wellness studio, in

2007, which now is in three locations. She and the Blooma team are proud to offer a haven of support to women and their families, and to

the doulas of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

Joy MacTavish, MA, CD(DONA), CD(PALS), PCD(NAPS), ICCE, CHBE

Shoreline, WA

Ms. MacTavish is a certified birth and postpartum doula, as well as a childbirth and newborn educator. She has a Master’s degree in Cultural

Studies and a graduate certificate in Women Studies. In 2010, she founded Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Birth and

Family Professionals of Washington State in order to serve as a source of support and connection for professionals and LGBTQ families.

Ana Paula Markel, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

Toluca Lake, CA

Ms. Markel is the Director of International Development on the DONA Board of Directors. She is a DONA certified birth doula and approved

birth doula trainer and the owner of BINI Birth, a center in Los Angeles dedicated to childbirth education, doula training and parenting

classes. She is married and has four children.

Kyndal May, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE

Eagle, ID

Ms. May is a massage practitioner, a Lamaze certified childbirth educator and a DONA certified birth doula and approved birth doula

trainer. She has taught her Confident Birthing Childbirth Class to over 1,500 families using the curriculum she created, which has been

adopted by childbirth educators in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.

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Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE

Seattle, WA

Ms. Muza is a DONA certified birth doula and approved birth doula trainer at the Simkin Center, She is co-leader of ICAN Seattle, President

of REACHE, National Lecturer and Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators. She is the owner of New Moon Birth.

Jodi Selander, B.S. Psycholog y

North Las Vegas, NV

Ms. Selander has worked in the field of placentophagy since 2006 and has been researching placentas and placentophagy at UNLV since

2008. She has presented on the use of placenta for postpartum recovery at conferences around the U.S. and has published several articles

and written a book on postpartum recovery for mothers.

Sändra Marie Smith

Aventura, FL

Ms. Smith holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Counseling. She was the recipient of the Woman and Wisdom Award for the first edition of

The Child and Family Spirit Workbook. The author of five published titles, Ms. Smith offers individual consulting services worldwide via

e-mail and phone and lectures for group and keynote presentations.

Giuditta Tornetta, CD(DONA), CLE, CCH

Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Tornetta is a DONA certified birth doula, lactation educator, certified clinical hypnotherapist and the author of Painless Childbirth: an

Empowering Journey through Pregnancy and Birth. She has published many articles worldwide in print and on the web.

Guadalupe Trueba, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), Midwife

Mexico City, Mexico

Ms. Trueba is proud of 38 years dedicated to her profession as a childbirth educator and doula, as well as an expert in Mexican Traditional

Midwifery. Since many midwives in Mexico have shared their knowledge with her, she is eager to transmit their wisdom at this special

DONA International conference.

Patti Treubert, BS, ICCE-CPE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLC

Venice, FL

Ms. Treubert is an ICEA certified childbirth and postnatal educator, DONA certified birth doula and approved birth doula trainer, certified

lactation counselor and psychiatric nurse. In addition to working with pregnant and new families she works full time in the world of

Clinical Research and coordinates clinical trials on Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. She

also serves as Southeastern US Regional Director on the DONA International Board of Directors.

Gail Tully, BS, CPM, CD(DONA)

Bloomington, MN

The “Spinning Babies Lady,” Ms. Tully has been a midwife and doula trainer and now teaches through website and workshops. She presents

to doulas, nurses, midwives and parents and seeks to help her audience feel acknowledged and appreciated.

Joe Valley, MA

Fort Wayne, IN

Mr. Valley is a lover of yoga and coming into alignment. He is the creator of Empowered Papa where he champions the value of a dad’s

role in birth.

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General and Concurrent Sessions

July 19 - 22, 2012

• Registration for the full conference includes attendance at six (6) general sessions and your

four (4) choices from twenty (20) concurrent sessions.

• Make your choices of concurrent sessions while registering.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Conference Welcome

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Opening General Session (will be translated into Spanish)

Looking Back 20 Years to the Future of DONA International and Doulas

Presented by DONA International Founders, Annie Kennedy, BA, CD(PALS); Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA),

BDT(DONA); and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW

Let us come together to honor our past and celebrate our future. DONA International past president, Barbara Hotelling, will

host Founders, Penny Simkin, Phyllis Klaus and Annie Kennedy as they share their musings on doulas and DONA International.

What was it like to be there in the beginning 20 years ago? And what might be next? Be a part of history in the making!

Friday, July 20, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - General Session One (will be translated into Spanish)

Traumatic Birth, PTSD, and the Doula

Presented by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

One in four women reports her birth as traumatic; many develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ms. Simkin will explore the

topic with research, women’s art, and their words, and offer guidance for doulas.

10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions (Choose one)

101

102

103

The Mayan Midwife: Rescuing Traditions for the New Millennium (Part I)

Presented by Elena Carrillo, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) and

Guadalupe Trueba, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), Midwife

This session will explore the ancestral wisdom of traditional Mayan midwifery. With the participation of native Mayan

midwives, session participants will observe traditional health practices and navigate through time exploring ancient traditions,

beliefs and cultural practices, which they will be able to incorporate into their professional practice. These new skills will give

doulas, childbirth educators, doctors, nurses and midwives a new perspective of the traditional wisdom of one of the most

admired cultures in the world. Hopefully, they will be able to carry it on in this new millennium.

Balancing Your Energy Bank Account

Presented by Sandra Smith

Balancing a checking account is a universally accepted and successful process. This unique approach to energy provides those

in service to others with a straightforward step-by-step process and practical tools that, when applied, lead to a more balanced

and joyful life.

Get to the Need: Moving through Resistance and Fears

Presented by Kyndal May, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE

Through this highly interactive session, participants will explore communication tools that will help them efficiently discover

the underlying needs that come up for their clients during interviews and throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Tools examined and practiced in this session can be used to move through resistance and fears, de-escalate tensions, clarify

expectations and empower clients (and doulas) toward a more satisfying experience.

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Sessions Continued...

104 Being a Doula for Women Living in Conditions of Risk: Understanding, Solidarity and Boundaries

(will be translated into Spanish)

105

201

202

203

Presented by Eva Bild, MA, CD(DONA), LCCE and Jacquelin Green, BA, MDiv

In this session we will discuss social determinants of health and basic needs for pregnant women. We will examine how the lack

of basic resources affects physical and emotional health during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Participants

will be invited to examine how the doula’s own assumptions about women living with conditions of risk affect their ability to

be in solidarity with the client and to examine their own boundaries in that solidarity. This session is for doulas who are new to

outreach work with women living in conditions of risk.

Sleepless Nights: What’s All the Fuss about Sleep Training?

Presented by Teresa Pitman, B.Sc., LLL Leader

Sleep and sleep training are hot topics among doulas and new parents, with strong feelings on all sides. In this session, we will

cover research, biology, breastfeeding and the realities of infant sleep.

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - General Session Two (will be translated into Spanish)

Breastfeeding and the Doula: How to be a Part of the Breastfeeding Team

Presented by Teresa Pitman, B.Sc., LLL Leader

When you know how breastfeeding works and how to make the most of babies’ innate abilities, you can help the mothers you

work with overcome challenges and meet their breastfeeding goals.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions (Choose one)

The Mayan Midwife: Rescuing Traditions for the New Millennium (Part II)

Presented by Elena Carrillo, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) and

Guadalupe Trueba, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), Midwife

This session will continue to explore the ancestral wisdom of traditional Mayan midwifery. With the participation of native

Mayan midwives, session participants will observe traditional health practices and navigate through time exploring ancient

traditions, beliefs and cultural practices, which they will be able to incorporate into their professional practice. These new

skills will give doulas, childbirth educators, doctors, nurses and midwives a new perspective of the traditional wisdom of one

of the most admired cultures in the world. Hopefully, they will be able to carry it on in this new millennium.

Traumatic Birth: a Therapist’s Perspective (will be translated into Spanish)

Presented by Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW

Caregivers working with women and their families in vulnerable situations must have some sensitivity to their emotional

needs. The levels of stress in experiencing a traumatic or negative birth can have a serious impact on the parents’ relationship

to the baby and to each other, and affect long-term their emotional and physical health. One does not have to be a therapist

in order to be therapeutic. A therapist’s view can give some insight into the skills needed by doulas and other maternity

caregivers during this sensitive time.

Pregnancy, Babies and Birth, OH MY! Working with Anxious Clients

Presented by Patti Treubert, BS, ICCE-CPE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), CLC

In this session, we will discuss how the different anxiety disorders from the DSM-IV-TR criteria may manifest itself in the

perinatal period as well as help doulas identify strategies to assist their clients in coping with the transition from pregnant

to parent while caring for themselves as a doula. We will further discuss areas that may be of concern and would require a

referral to a professional who can assist the family in the transition.

204

205

Birth Class on a Yoga Mat: Doulas in the New Birth Frontier

Presented by Sarah Longacre, BS, RYT and Gail Tully, BS, CPM, CD(DONA)

Yoga studios are on every block and where are the doulas? In this session, we will share the success of pre- and postnatal

yoga, wellness and education, inversions for fetal positioning and the benefits of a doula/yoga collaboration. Experience a

fun yoga sequence building birthing skills and the doula/mother relationship. Bring a mat if you can.

Ways Doulas Can Help Dads to be Powerful Birth Partners

Presented by Joe Valley, MA

Dads are being called to show up for their birth partners today, but the problem is that there hasn’t been a clear history of

their role or how to support their role. Doulas are at the leading edge of daddy support, and it’s doulas who make contact

with the dads to make the greatest impact. This session reviews the daddy perspective of birth and how

best to align with their needs and desires.

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Sessions Continued...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - General Session Three (will be translated into Spanish)

La Cuarentena: Traditional Mexican Postpartum Care

Presented by Elena Carrillo, LCCE, FACCE, CLC, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

In this session, we will explore “La Cuarentena,” traditional Mexican postpartum care. Families strictly follow the 40 days of

care and pampering, consisting of rest, special diets and a variety of practices to promote healing of the new mother´s body

and soul. This knowledge will give doulas, childbirth educators, doctors, nurses and midwives a new vision of an ancestral

tradition that can be easily incorporated into their professional practices. It has proven right for centuries and will benefit all

new mothers around the world.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions (Choose one)

301

302

303

304

305

Developing Empathy for the Careproviders

Presented by Cynthia Gabriel

Doulas do “emotional” work with clients, often helping them overcome fears. Hospital staff is often afraid, too. The better

we understand how medical education shapes professionals, the more empathy we can feel toward them. This small shift can

change the culture of birth.

The Paperless Doula: Virtual Paperwork Tips and Tricks

Presented by Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE

Drowning in the paperwork associated with being a doula? Would you like to move easily between your home office, client

meetings and births with ALL your resources and files at your fingertips? This session will teach you the tips and tricks of using

common technology and applications to run your business paper-free! Exceed client expectations with immediate resources.

Learn skills to function more confidently and efficiently anywhere and be paper-free, saving time and money!

Effects of Postnatal Human and Maternal Placentophag y: Mothers’ Experiences with Placentophag y

Presented by Jodi Selander, B.S. Psychology

This session will present the most current research on human maternal placentophagy, which will include the experiences

of women who have practiced placentophagy, changes in nutrient content of placentas prepared via Traditional Chinese

Medicine techniques, the prevalence of human maternal placentophagy across cultures, and a peer-reviewed hypothesis as to

why the practice is not currently widely practiced.

Overcoming White Coat Syndrome: Helping Women Find Their Voices

Presented by Giuditta Tornetta, CD(DONA), CLE, CCH

This session will explore the psychological, emotional and practical influences that perceived “white coat” authority figures

can have on doulas and their clients. We will discuss how doulas may reduce their clients’ emotional stressors related to this

syndrome. Participants will learn practical tools for recognizing white coat syndrome and an organized approach to assisting

both doulas and their clients in making their voices heard.

Developing a Volunteer Doula Program That Supports Women From Low Income Families

(will be translated into Spanish)

Presented by Susan M. Gottschall, M.Ed. in Child Development, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), CLC

This session will explore supporting and empowering mothers from families with low incomes, mentoring new doulas and

creating a community of support that meets the needs of both mothers and doulas and collaboration with health care providers

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions (Choose one)

401

Third and Fourth Stages of Labor: Current Management Practices under Heavy Criticism

(will be translated into Spanish)

Presented by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

Many routines are harmful or of no benefit to mother/baby. This presentation is a call to action to replace routines with

evidence-based best practices (and some heart-warming ones).

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Sessions Continued...

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403

404

405

Supporting LGBTQ Families: Cultural Competencies for Doulas

Presented by Joy MacTavish, MA, CD(DONA), CD(PALS), PCD(NAPS), ICCE, CHBE

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families are giving birth to and raising children and,

therefore, doulas benefit from having cultural competency when working with these groups. This session seeks to increase

the professionalism and cultural competence of doulas through background information about LGBTQ families, an overview

of the challenges faced by this population, as well as specific cultural competency strategies and how to apply them when

supporting LGBTQ families.

The Sneetches: Models of Collaboration

Presented by Barbara Hotelling, BSN, MSN, WHNP, LCCE, CD(DONA)

Nurses and doulas struggle to share the hospital turf when they are working with mothers. Why? What good does it do? Learn how a

nurse and a doula are currently collaborating to solve those issues at UNC Women’s Hospital in North Carolina. And it’s working!

The Hero’s Journey: Using Storytelling to Empower Pregnant Mothers

Presented by Karen Brody

This session will describe a set of concepts drawn from Carl G. Jung and Joseph Campbell and known as “The Hero’s Journey.”

Storytelling, which can grab your gut and tighten your throat, can spark pregnant mothers to take action. We will explore Sandy’s

stories from the play, Birth, and discuss how Sandy’s story can empower pregnant mothers who have an unsatisfactory birth to

rewrite their upcoming birth into a “hero’s journey” and how Vasalisa’s story can help pregnant mothers find their intuition.

Global Models of Care

Presented by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed, LCCE, BDT/PDT(DONA) and Ana Paula Markel, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)

Join this session for a journey around the world to explore the history, principles and 10 Steps of the International MotherBaby

Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI). The IMBCI is being put to work in eight demonstration projects and by numerous MotherBaby

networks (MBnets). A critical component of the IMBCI is that it highlights the fact that “women’s and children’s rights are human

rights” and that “access to humane and effective healthcare is a basic human right.” Be inspired to bring elements of MotherBaby

care to your doula practice and community.

7:30 p.m. - Saturday Evening Social Activity

Enjoy an informal evening socializing with new acquaintances, long-time friends or special family at designated areas in the resort.

The details will be available onsite.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - General Session Four (will be translated into Spanish)

Natural Birth in a Hospital

Presented by Cynthia Gabriel, Ph.D.

As an anthropologist, Dr. Gabriel observes details closely. She has noticed small but significant differences between planned

natural births that succeed and those that end in unwanted and often unnecessary interventions. In this session, she will talk

about what really makes a difference at a hospital birth.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - General Session Five (will be translated into Spanish)

The International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative: What is an Optimal MotherBaby Model?

Presented by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed, LCCE, BDT/PDT(DONA)

Explore the history, principles and 10 Steps of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI), created by the

International MotherBaby Organization (formerly the CIMS International Committee) and launched in March 2008. What is the

doula’s role on the path to change? The IMBCI is currently being put to work in eight pilot/demonstration projects and via the

construction in many countries of MotherBaby networks (MBnets). A critical component of the IMBCI is that it highlights the fact

that “women’s and children’s rights are human rights” and that “access to humane and effective health care is a basic human right.”

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Schedule

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 20, 2012

7 :00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 22 2012

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

1 :45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Program A

Pre-Conference Program A

Onsite Check In and Registration

Pre-Conference Program B

Exhibit Hall Open

Conference Reception and Opening General Session

Exhibit Hall Open

Onsite Check In and Registration

Breakfast

Morning General and Concurrent Sessions

Regional Lunch with Founders’ Awards and DONA

International Membership Meeting

Afternoon General and Concurrent Sessions

Third-Party Reimbursement Meeting, Certification

Meeting and Trainers’ Meeting

Breakfast

Onsite Check In and Registration

General and Concurrent Sessions

Saturday Evening Informal Gathering

Breakfast

General Sessions

Conference Closing

Postpartum Doula Workshop

Birth Doula Workshop

Monday, July 23, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Birth Doula Workshop/Postpartum

Doula Workshop

Birth Doula Workshop

Postpartum Doula Workshop

Birth Doula Trainer Workshop

Birth Doula Trainer Workshop

Postpartum Doula Workshop

Postpartum Doula Trainer Workshop

Contact

Information

For specific questions about the conference or

registration, call the DONA International Home Office

at 888.788.DONA (3662) or e-mail Registrar@DONA.org.

For more information visit www.DONA.org.

DONA International Home Office

2851 S. Parker Road, Suite 560

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