Panel Speaker: Debra Pascali-Bonaro
May 14th, 2016
“What Transforming PCHD Will do to Change the World: Creating a Thriving, Sustainable Future for the Human Family in just one Generation: 10 steps of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Doulas and the Sexuality of Birth- Finding pleasure, connection, power and love”
May 15th, 2016
Paid Parental Leave is everyone’s issue because healthy children, confident parents and strong families makes a thriving society! Join our cause and march with us under your Banner. Breasfeeding, Autonomous midwifery, Home birth access, Obstetrical violence – Whatever is your organization’s cause, march with us for the Family rising! Learn More
Featured Speaker, Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Conference: June 20 – 24th, 2016.
June 20th – “Pain to Power”: Discover tips and tricks to help your clients find comfort and pleasure in birth and beyond. Learn about Power, Passion, Pleasure: the 3 P’s to giving birth with our new or renewed understanding of Mother Nature’s hormonal orchestration of childbirth for motherbaby. Join Debra for an intimate look at the hormones of birth and sex, and learn about ways that you can support those hormones to flow with ease and enhance their flow with your love and care. Through dance, art and the 4 R’s—relaxation, rhythm, ritual and rebozo—come prepared for a fun, informative day filled with pleasure, learn about ways to birth it forward!
June 22nd – “Comfort Measures”
June 22nd – “Creating Change—The 10 steps to MotherBaby-friendly Care”
June 23rd – “Art of Midwifery and Birth”
June 23rd – “Cabaret and Potlatch – JourneyDance with Debra”
June 24th – “Setting up Childbirth Education Courses”
June 24th – Roundables: “The Doula’s Role in Birth”
“(Debra) is a rare combination of love, kindness and professional attention to details. She teaches so many varying skills that I recommend all midwives and doulas take her classes. After you take Debra’s classes you are so much better prepared to serve women in birth or be a great and useful activist in promoting optimal birth. Her classes are both fun and packed with information. They are always well reviewed in evaluations. I am frankly quite amazed at how much she packs into her classes as well as giving time for hands on practice where appropriate.” ~Jan Tritten, Midwifery Today
Keynote Speaker: Debra Pascali-Bonaro
September 3, 2016
“Doulas: The Key to a Healthy Future begins with Mothering the Mother” -Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. For women at higher risk of victimization, interventions and coercion (such as teen mothers, women in treatment for substance abuse, and domestic violence victims) a doulas support can be even more crucial.
“The Path to Becoming a Doula – 5 Tips for Comfort” -Learn about the role of a doula, requirements for becoming a doula, as well hands on techniques for comfort.