Ready to transform birth in YOUR community?

Take a birth doula training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro. This workshop is for you whether you are beginning your path to becoming a doula, want to learn how to support your partner, friend or family through their birth, are a nurse who would like to enhance your comfort skills or are a community doula looking to expand your labor support skills.

DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to get certified with world renowned doula trainer Debra Pascali-Bonaro!

Birth Doulas provide emotional, physical, and informational support to a laboring person and their support community. As a doulas trainee, you will be taught techniques that work with the body to relieve discomfort as well as support the many emotions that come up throughout the birthing process.

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Be A Part of the Change! Transform Birth!
Take a Birth Doula Training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro!

Take a birth doula training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro. This workshop is for you whether you are beginning your path to becoming a doula, want to learn how to support your partner, friend or family through their birth, are a nurse who would like to enhance your comfort skills or are a community doula looking to expand your labor support skills.

This workshop is for YOU; whether you are beginning your path to becoming a doula, want to learn how to support your partner, friend or family member through their birth, are a nurse who would like to enhance your comfort skills, or are a community doula looking to expand your labor support skills.

Our doula workshop brings together people from all backgrounds and experiences to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist today to ensure everyone has a safe, respectful and gentle birth in any setting! Learn more about the curriculum, our amazing teacher, and hear the feedback from past trainees below.

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BIPOC scholarships are available (details below.)

See dates below!

Training Dates:

Virtual DONA Birth Doula Training (Apr/May)
April 24, 2024, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET - Welcome Session and Anti-racism + Birth Equity
May 2, 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET - VIRTUAL Introduction to Childbirth Part I
May 3, 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET - Introduction to Childbirth Part II & DONA Birth Doula Part I

In Person RETREAT - Ocean Grove, NJ
May 8, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM ET - Arrival + Check-in
May 8, 2024, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET - DONA Birth Doula Part II
May 9, 2024, 8:30 - 9:30 AM ET - OPTIONAL Beach Yoga
May 9, 2024, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET - DONA Birth Doula Part III
May 10, 2024, 9:00 - 11:00 AM ET - DONA Birth Doula Part IV & How to Support Pleasure and Love in Childbirth
May 10, 2024, 11:30 AM ET - Check-out

BONUS (VIRTUAL)
May 30, 4:00-5:30 PM ET - DONA Certification and Birth Biz Q&A

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What you will learn:

  • Racial disparities

    A systemwide problem and the role a doula plays in helping to create equity and reduce disparities

  • Respectful care for all

    Why a cultivating a positive birth experience for every birthing person is a human right

  • Evidence-based care

    The best doula practices and the current gaps between evidence and practice

  • Inclusive language

    Words can shape experiences, learn how to honor clients through language

  • The hormonal physiology of childbirth

    How doulas can help fill hormonal gaps and provide community

  • The role of continuous support

    Learn how to best support a parent and their family, as well as the importance of continuous support

  • Reconnecting the circle of support

    The emotions of birth: integrating mind, body and soul

  • Comfort measures and positions for labor and birth

    Learn how to empower birthing parents to trust their bodies and follow the instincts of movement

  • The role and scope of practice for DONA Certified doulas

  • ...and so much more!

    Debra has taught tens of thousands of doulas, nurses, midwives, physicans and parents around the world. - Don’t miss this unique opportunity to begin or expand your doula practice. This workshop is for you whether you are beginning your path to becoming a doula, want to learn how to support your partner, friend or family through their birth, are a nurse who would like to enhance your comfort skills or are a community doula looking to expand your labor support skills. Our doula workshop brings together people from all backgrounds and experiences to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist today to ensure everyone has a safe, respectful and gentle birth in any setting.

Why choose Debra’s DONA Workshops?

  • Debra is one of the top doula trainers in the world! She has taught tens of thousands of doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians and parents!
  • She has a wealth of global knowledge and experience from learning and teaching in over 40 countries!
  • She was an integral part of the first community doula program in the U.S. in the South Bronx, NY
  • She was the Former Director of the Neighborhood Doula Project in Paterson, NJ 
  • She Is the current Co-Chair of a global initiative - The International Childbirth Initiative (ICI): 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care
  • 30 years of experience! She has worked as a doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Doula Trainer for over 30 years and continues to gain experience and inspiration from other birth workers, clients and continually receiving Inspiration and experience
DONA Doula in training Debra Pascali-Bonaro

I thought Debra tackled difficult topics (like racial disparities in maternal mortality) and more stigmatized topics (like masturbation during labor as a pain relieving tool) in a confident and practical manner.
- D

DONA Doula in training Debra Pascali-BonaroDONA Doula in training Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Thank you for creating such an awesome, nourishing, and beautiful space for all of us. Debra's class was transcendent, but I want to acknowledge that the home you have built for families and birth enthusiasts gives me so much hope for the future of care. I am deeply  grateful for the love and integrity that you, Debra and hold for every person that walks through your doors. 

- Marie Detering

I have been to many different workshops and trainings and this has been one of my best experiences. Debra has such a beautiful spirit and her passion for her work is evident. She created a beautiful space for us to be open and vulnerable, to heal, to learn and to love. It was amazing! 

- Natalie Jones

DONA Doula in training Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Thank you for an amazing training! I was totally blown away by Debra. She is truly a gift to the world. Keep your notices coming because I am sure more of our nurses will want to partake in the training as we expand and redesign the Labor & Delivery Unit."

-S

DONA Doula in training Debra Pascali-BonaroDONA Doula in training Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Birth Day Presence's Birth Doula training is informative, eye-opening, powerful, and inspiring. Debra is an expert in the field and it is a privilege to learn from her. For all aspiring doulas - Birth Day Presence is a gem. Efficient, organized, informative, meaningful, awe-inspiring, and fun.

- Arielle

BIPOC  Scholarships

Birth Day Presence offers 4 partial scholarships for DONA Approved Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainings. These scholarships are meant for people who would not otherwise be able to attend the training because their financial resources are limited. If you have the means to pay for the full training, or if you have limited resources, but do not identify as BIPOC, payment plans are available.

In childbirth, systemic racism is the root cause of disparities leading to higher maternal mortality rates for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Doulas improve birth outcomes and makes a difference in more positive birth experiences. Doulas are an essential part of collaborative, respectful quality care. We offer partial scholarships to individuals who identify as BIPOC and have shown:

  • A commitment to improving birth outcomes

  • Have a financial need for scholarship assistance

  • Will use doula skills to support their community

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