Welcome, I'm so glad you're here!

I’ve spent the last 30 years traveling the world as a childbirth educator, doula, doula trainer, and advocate. My film has been screened throughout the world and the movement of pleasurable birth is growing. 

I have a unique ability and opportunity to work at both the grassroots level with parents, doulas and communities as well as with the grasstops level with Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Administrators, Ministries of Health and at the United Nations.

I’d love to create a workshop for you, teach at an in-service, or speak at your conference or training. Below you will see a list of topics categories and topics I am able to share with your community. Please reach out to discuss further!

“Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with us. Your energy, spirit and commitment are a huge inspiration. 
Thank you for paving the way for the rest of us to start our journey.”
– Nicole

Whether you are beginning your journey into childbirth or looking to enhance your skills and wisdom, I am honored to share a workshop or talk in your community.

Speaking Topics

Sensuality & Sexuality

©Monet Nicole, Birthing Stories
  • Pain to Power, Pleasure and Passion: Tips and tricks to find pleasure in birth and beyond
  • Creating a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth
  • Power, Passion and Rights! - Ideas and initiatives from around the world to speak up and speak out about MotherBaby rights in childbirth!
  • Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret
  • The Sensuality and Sexuality of Birth
  • Emotional Support: the hormonal journey of childbirth
  • JourneyDance (R) Movement for Birth and Life - Follow your passion, open your emotions and connect with you sensual heart.

“Debra your workshop was an awesome experience for me. I absolutely enjoyed every single minute of it. Every skill and new knowledge I learn[ed] will be super useful for my childbirth classes and as a doula. I believe they can achieve a richer and more enjoyable/ orgasmic experience in their birth. Thank you for being such a great teacher!” 
-Rebeca

Birth Activism & Advocacy

  • The International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative: the path to quality, respectful MotherBaby maternity care with a heart.
  • Power, Passion and Rights! - Ideas and initiatives from around the world to speak up and speak out about MotherBaby rights in childbirth!
  • Childbirth is a Human Rights Issue : Respectful Care in Childbirth
  • Birth Activism: From apathy to action!
  • Creating a Global Movement: The path to change
  • Evidence-Based Maternity Care for the 21st Century in-service for Educators, Doulas, Nurses, Midwives, Residents and Obstetricians

“Debra created an intentional and thoughtful workshop structured around various birthing experiences, and provided both evidence-based research and personal story telling in order to teach her participants.”
-Ava

Advanced Skills for Birthworkers

  • Rebozo Techniques for Pregnancy, Labor, Birth and Postpartum Care
  • Stand and Deliver: Comfort Techniques for Labor and Birth
  • Posterior Babies: Techniques for Comfort and Rotation
  • Doulas: Reconnecting the circle of support – Roles and Benefits
  • Doulas: Global Models of Care - Community Based Doula Programs – A new model of caring
  • Benefits of Hospital Based Doula Programs vs. Community Doula Programs
  • Midwives and Doulas: The Perfect Combination
  • Nurturing Beginnings: Postpartum Home Care
  • Advanced Doula Trainings
  • Doula Care During Times of Stress, Trauma, and Grieving
  • Marketing Your Birth Business

“Debra is a incredible. You can tell she puts her heart and soul into the work she does and is able to give this over to the class. “

-Penina

Hospital Staff / In-Service

  • Benefits of Doulas
  • Doulas: The Missing Link In Maternity Care
  • Improving Outcomes with high touch, low intervention care
  • Doulas: Global Models of Care - Community Based Doula Programs – A new model of caring
  • Benefits of Hospital Based Doula Programs vs. Community Doula Programs
  • Doula Skills for Nurses

“It’s so necessary for any woman, doctor or birth partner whether they’re interested in doula care or not [to take this workshop]. Every piece of knowledge you receive from this class is helpful to someone in your life. It’s so important to see the reality’s behind what we’re taught and this class does a really good job showing that. There’s also a guarantee of a gained connection through the people you take the class with, the topics you discuss and the personal experiences that come to surface because of them help form a super deep bond between everyone in the class!!”

-Savanna