DONA used to have specific requirements about the type of class that qualified for certification. But due to the fact that our doulas reach far and wide across the world, it was becoming impossible for a lot of candidates to find the type of class that fit those requirements. Therefore as of Jan 2105 they have readjusted this requirement. They recommend that you attend as thorough a class as you can find, but there are no longer restrictions on the number of hours or certification the educator must possess. Please make sure your class covers normal labour, comfort measures, medications, interventions, baby care and breastfeeding.