I'm Augie Rigual, bilingual DONA Doula trainer and Director of Global Development for DONA International. I have learned so much from and through other around the world and how different things can be for doulas and families, even though birth is birth.
I can't wait for this year's Summit and listening to Pearls of Wisdom from wonderful speakers. I can't wait to see your faces and share starting this coming Friday. See you then!!!!!
DN DM (retired), CLC, AdvCD (DONA), HBCE, cPT (AFAA)
Founder and CEO, 4th Trimester Fitness® Method
Improving Birth and Motherhood through Movement and Education
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Hi everybody, I look forward to the conference!
I have been certified since 1997, so a looong time, and I have attended many DONA Conferences. Many of them in-person, which was great (I actually served on the conference committee for several years), but am thankful for the virtual summit, since for me it would otherwise mean travelling overseas now to attend, which is more challenging and more expensive, for sure, than travelling within the US. But the virtual summit allows me to participate from home, from my favorite spot on my couch :-)
I have served on the Board for a number of years, once as Regional Director, and also as Director of Certification, and I have been a member of the Certification Committee continuously for about 20 years now.
I look forward to 'seeing' doulas from around the world there, and chatting with some of you during some of the live sessions. It won't be the same as connecting in person, but so much better than not connecting at all!See you all soon,Uta--Uta Mattox, AdvCD(DONA)Germany