Select Page



General Session Presentations of the

17th Annual DONA International Conference

July 21-24, 2011

Boston, MA


Here are the exciting General Session speakers and topics you can look forward to learning from at the conference. A wonderful variety of Concurrent Session speakers and topics are also scheduled.

· “Third and Fourth Stages of Labor: Usual Practices under Heavy Criticism,” presented by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA)

· “Childbirth in 2011: Doula Practice in a World of Increasing Cesareans and Home Births,” presented by Eugene Declercq, PhD, MBA, MS

· “Anesthetic/Epidural Medications and Their Impact on Breastfeeding,” presented by Thoma

s W. Hale, RPh, PhD

· “What in the World is Belly Mapping?” presented by Gail Tully, BS, CPM, CD(DONA)

· “The WHO Code: Why Doulas Have to Care,” presented by Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC

· “Breastfeeding Made Simple for Doulas,” presented by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC

Here’s a big shout out to my many friends at DONA who’ve made it happen – Anni and Debbie and Penny particularly! And the one whom I wasn’t even aware of who also spoke yes when the decision was in the balance.

This will be a fun look at Belly Mapping and the doula-mother relationship. Bring your cameras!

See you in Boston.

Come visit the blog. Spinning Babies Blog. www.spinningbabies.com

Pin It on Pinterest

Thank you for reading!

If you enjoyed this post, please help us grow our community by sharing it. ❤️