WHY CERTIFICATION? 

DONA International has a defined standard of practice and scope of practice. This organization is the gold standard for doulas.

 

Full Circle (FCCC) was founded in 1996 by Kathy Stewart RN, CPNP, IBCLC, ICCE, CD Trainer with the mission to provide pregnant couples with prenatal educationand doula services. Kathy became a certified birth and postpartum doula and trainer through DONA International and has provided hundreds of families with support during the birth and postpartum period and has trained hundreds of women to become doulas. She is also a new author of the book, Your Birth Plan - Creating your path for a fulfilling pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.
 
Over the past 35 years of providing families with medical care as a pediatric nurse practitioner, Kathy knows the effects andimportance of prenatal education, support during birth, long term effects of mother's memory of the birth experience, and the joys and frustrations that new families experience during the first months after birth. 
 
Kathy's goal is for every woman and family to receive support during birth and postpartum period.  She offers workshops thateducate participants to become birth and pospartum doula.  Interested in becoming a doula?   Check out DONA International's website: DONA.org...becominga doula...review the requirements for certifications. Full Circle provides the educational workshops for both birth and postpartum doula certifications.