Virtual DONA Approved Introduction to Childbirth & Birth Doula Training
with Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Special Guest sessions on Anti-racism & Birth Justice with
Sydney Henriques-Payne, MS and Stephanie Henriques, LMSW, CD
The Significance of Birth with Penny Simkin, PT and
Traditional Rebozo Techniques with Midwife Alejandra Lozano, LCCE
Three Day Virtual Workshop (+ Intro. session)
Dates coming soon!
What you'll learn
What you'll gain
All Trainings are Virtual through 2020
In childbirth, systemic racism is the root cause of disparities leading to higher maternal mortality rates for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Doula support from people from the BIPOC community improves outcomes and makes a difference in more positive birth experiences. Doulas are an essential part of collaborative, respectful quality care. Debra is committed to offer scholarships to individuals who identify as BIPOC and have shown:
~ A commitment to addressing racial and/or social justice
~ Have a financial need for scholarship assistance
~ Will use doula skills to support their community
Please fill out the application below to be added to our scholarship waitlist.
Debra Pascali-Bonaro is a world-renowned inspirational speaker, filmmaker, doula trainer, childbirth educator, and author.
Debra Pascali-Bonaro is also Co-Chair of the International Childbirth Initiative and Chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative both of which promote safe, respectful childbirth maternity care. She is a Lamaze International childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International, Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret …read more
Special Guest Teachers
Sydney Henriques-Payne is an organizational strategist and executive coach with a focus on inclusive leadership practice, change management and equity.
An HR Business Partner and learning designer by trade, Sydney brings a people-focused lens to leadership with equity at its center. She is the founder of Bridge & Ladder, a consulting company that supports individuals and organizations on brand and business development through organizational and product design, strategic planning and enhancing leadership capacity. She supports clients that range from individual influencers and solo-entrepreneurs to mid-size organizations with multi-million dollar budgets. Read More
Stephanie Henriques is social services strategist, licensed social worker and doula focused on safety and thriving. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of Preventive and Technical Assistance at the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) where she oversees 70+ agencies providing services on behalf of The City of New York.
She has a track record of success working with children and families beginning with prenatal care and birth. She works across the health and human services continuum in service of families, including parent support, evidence-based child welfare practices, clinical models for mental health, physical wellness and nutrition, as well as education advocacy and supporting entitlement connections (Medicaid, WIC, Public Assistance, housing, etc). She has experience in program design, program management, evaluation and continuous improvement. In addition to being a certified doula, Stephanie is a birth justice advocate and is certified as a Childbirth Educator and Lactation Consultant. Read More
"Racial Injustice. Really, thank you Debra for having that as the very first part of our training."
Combining ancestral knowledge from the ancient and traditional midwives of México and Latin America with the most up-to-date scientific evidence to find a balance in the needs of today’s women and to keep the traditional medicine alive.
Her personal interest is to offer quality midwifery services at low costs so every woman can have the same opportunities, always working as a team with other Midwives and health providers.