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Episode 29: ‘DONA International’ Featuring Sunday Tortelli

I recently had the incredible opportunity to connect with and interview DONA International president Sunday Tortelli, for the 'Dearest Doula' podcast. Ms. Tortelli was incredibly sweet and informative, and gave an excellent insight into the philosophy and doula training process one can expect with DONA International. In addition to being the president, Sunday is also a birth and postpartum doula, a DONA International approved doula trainer, childbirth educator, and lactation consultant.

Dearest Doula Community, Sunday shares her valuable insights and journeys on Dearest Doula today! Click here to listen on iTunes or simply press play below!


In this Episode we discuss:

Brief overview on history of 'DONA International'

What Makes 'DONA International' unique

'DONA International' Birth Doula Training Process

'DONA International' Postpartum Doula Training Process

Steps YOU can take to get connected with 'DONA International'

 Sunday's recommended resources & interview links:

DONA International required reading list

The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth

- Marshall H. Klaus

Find a DONA International doula workshop

Find A DONA International trainer


Favorite Quote:

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it" 

-John H. Kennell, M.D. 


You can contact Sunday and 'DONA International' through or through her email-

Lastly, if you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. By doing so you will be automatically updated when new episodes air, and will also be helping to get word of the podcast to other birth workers. This show was made for people like you, and I value your input!

Until next time, my dearest doula community, have a wonderful day!


Dearest Doula

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