Vonda Gates of BirthBasics

Vonda Gates, RN, ICCE, ICD, IAT, CHT, and BirthBasics Educator

Vonda has been a certified childbirth educator since 1991. She became a DONA certified doula in 1993. As an organizing member of Prepared Childbirth of Tifton she provided childbirth education and doula care to birthing families in southern Georgia in the local regional hospital and privately.

Returning to her South Dakota roots in 2002, Vonda continues to serve the educational needs of families in the Black Hills area.

Vonda currently serves as the chair for the ICEA International Advisory Committee and is the primary coordinator of the ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator Program 2015 Update. Vonda also enjoys sharing the Hug Your Baby program as a HUGS teacher and trainer. Locally Vonda practices as a special needs pediatric registered nurse in the Black Hills area.

Vonda Gates was recognized as ‘2015 ICEA Approved Trainer of the Year’ at the Lamaze/ICEA International Conference, Raising the Stakes, held in Las Vegas, NV, in September of 2015.

Vonda is happily married to Roger for 36 years and together they delight in three adult children and a first grandson.