If you are introducing Debra at an event, this short bio might help.

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, 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!

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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, Advisor to the 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! 

Speaking

If you are looking to have Debra as a speaker for your next event, then you might be interested in a few of the events she has done before.

• Eat Pray Doula Workshop Bali, Indonesia, 2012-2016
• Columbia University Midwifery Students, 2008-2015
• University of Pennsylvania & PALS: Nursing midwifery, medical students along with community outreach workers, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
• Midwifery Today Conference, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
• New York University 2011, 2012, 2014
• Happy Healthy Child Screening at Golden Bridge Yoga with Director Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, 2013, 2014, 2015
• Birth Your Way Event, Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ 2013
• Midwifery Today Conference Belgium, 2013
• Malaysia, 2nd International Conference Birth Without Borders, Global Trends in Caring for Birth
• Women Deliver Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013
• Women Deliver, Washington DC, June 2010
• Midwifery Today Conference Germany, 2009, 2011, 2015
• White Ribbon Alliance Respectful Maternity Care Advisory Group 2011 – present
• Workshop In-Service Workshops for Midwives in Port Elizabeth, S. Africa 2011
• III Humanization Conference Brasilia, Brazil 2010
• In-Service Workshops & Grand Rounds Bokamoso Private Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana 2011
• Grand Rounds, Sofia Feldman Hospital, Brazil, 2010
• Grand Rounds, Feldbach Hospital, Austria, 2010
• World Birth Summit, Damanhur, Italy, May 2010
• Lamaze International Conferences, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014
• DONA International Conferences, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
• International Confederation of Midwives, Vienna, 2002, Scotland 2008
• Doula workshops in 26 countries
• Project Director, First Mother-Friendly Childbirth Forum, Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, 2003
• Brazil—Grand Rounds, Rio de Janeiro, Secretary of Health and Brasilia, Minister of Health, 2003
• Grand Rounds, Wake Forest Hospital, NC, 2003
• Grand Rounds, University of North Carolina ,Chapel Hill Medical Center, NC, 2003
• Nursing In-service University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Medical Center, 2003
• Nursing In-service, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY, 2003
• Grand Rounds, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY, 2003
• Best Beginnings, Healthy Families, NYC, 2003
• Early Head Start, Northeast Region, 2002, 2003
• NC Perinatal Nurses Conference, 2002
• MCA Project Director Trauma, Loss and Communal Grieving: The experiences of pregnant women and new mother’s and maternity care providers after 9/11/01, 2002
• Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, CA, 2002, 2008
• Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical School, 2002, 2003, 2004,
• Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PCOM 2002
• Home Obstetrical Mothercare Experience, HOME,for the European Union, Perugia, Italy, 2001
• Active Birth Centre, London, England, 2001
• State of NJ Perinatal Conference—Alternative in Childbearing, 2001
• Cayman Islands, 2000
• Upper Hudson Perinatal Services, 2000
• Hunter College, MPH program
• Lower Hudson Perinatal Services, NY, 2000
• Overlook Hospital, Somerset, NJ, 2000
• Avoiding the Pitfalls of VBAC Conference, Community Medical Center, NJ, 1999
• Community Medical Center, NJ, 1999
• Safely Reducing Cesarean Section Rates, Cambridge Health Resource, 1998
• University of Puerto Rico, 1998
• Maternity Care Coalition / University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 1998, 1999
• Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1998 Staff In-service
• American Public Health Association National Conference, 1997
• Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center, NY, Nursing, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001
• St. Peter’s Medical Center, NJ, 1997
• Keynote – Creating the Childbearing Village, Cincinnati, OH, 1997
• Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, MD, 1996
• NAPCS national conferences, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
• Columbia University Graduate School of Nursing, 1996, 1997
• President’s Task Force on Health Care Reform, 1993
• Child’s Health Day, Trenton, New Jersey, 1993
• ICAN of New York, 1992
• University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing, 1992
• Northeast Regional Conference, Mead-Johnson, 1991
• National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse, 1990
• State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School, 2004