28 Jul Turning Pain to Power with Debra Pascali Bonaro
I wanted to re-visit one of my favorite episodes this week. Early on, in the life of Yoga | Birth | Babies I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Debra Pascali Bonaro. She is a world renowned doula, teacher, mentor, birth advocate, and mother. If you’ve heard about Orgasmic Birth then you’re familiar with her work. I’m so excited to share her empowering words with you.
In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Debra Pascali Bonaro B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT (DONA) about turning pain into power! Debra speaks about how she applies this philosophy to her work with doula clients and inspires others to see birth as a transformative and empowering experience. Debra also discusses the need for women to take time and ownership of their education of birth to help ensure satisfaction and agency over their birth experience.
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.” Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Advisor to Human Rights in Childbirth and ICEA. 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 30 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!
Debra 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, 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!
Connect with Debra:
on Facebook: facebook.com/obirth
on Twitter & Instagram: @OrgasmicBirth