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DONA or Childbirth International?

Ive been desperately looking for answers on how to become a doula. Ive always had a fascination with childbirth and my life dream would have been to become a midwife but as life hit me and i started a family of my own, I no longer have the time or money to do so. My son was delivered by a midwife and I absolutely loved it. I have attended 4 births (one more coming in feb). I love being the support for a mother. I have seen 2 schools online, Dona and childbirth international. It seems that Dona is more extensive and expensive. Is having a certification from Childbirth International just as accepting in society as Dona?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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I'm considering using CBI! I was all set to do DONA, but CBI is more flexible with timelines, and you don't have to renew your membership. They have their birth doula education syllabus online and I was very impressed. You can look at it here: http://www.childbirthinternational.c...irth_doula.pdf

I too would love to know if any certification is more accepted/respected than others!
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