In honor of a 2-day doula training, I just completed I’m sharing a wonderful conversation I had with Debra a few years back, she has been an inspiration to so many including me.
What we Talked About
- The first steps to choosing how you want to birth
- Following our inner wisdom when it comes to how we want to birth our babies
- Changing the language around ‘pain of contractions’
- How to find the right birthing environment for you
- Having the option to move during birth
- Choosing your supporting team that honors and respects your needs
- Interviewing caregivers and shopping around for your options
Things to Remember
“Don’t let anybody put you down in birth”
Her book: Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience by Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Over to You
Now, Debra and I want to know from you!
What is your experience of birth? Or how do you want to experience birth?
Let us know in the comments below.
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More About my Guest
Debra Pascali Bonaro has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning Russia, The NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, in The New York Times, The LA Times, The UK Times as well as numerous Parenting and Health Magazines around the world. Debra is a pioneer in reminding humanity that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. Debra has trained thousands of doulas and birth professionals around the world in the practices of gentle birth support. Debra is the creator and director of Orgasmic Birth, a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle. She sees the powerful role birth plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. Debra is a sought after inspirational speaker, Chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization, Co-Chair of the International Childbirth Initiative, member of the White Ribbon Alliance, Lamaze International childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International, and co-author of the book Orgasmic Birth, Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience. Her newest baby Pain To Power Childbirth is an online childbirth class that will provide you the keys to move from pain to pleasure in childbirth and beyond!
Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT(DONA) is the Founder & President of Pain to Power Childbirth Experience, Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth” all of which explore the intimate and sacred nature of birth. Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, co-chair of the International Childbirth Initiative, Advisor to the Healthy Birth Sanctum in India. Debra’s passion comes from her years as a Lamaze International childbirth educator, and birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International where she has worked with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 40 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!
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