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

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to begin or expand your doula practice and to dive deeply into an inspiring 3 days of discovery, personal growth and education. 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. You will leave enriched, connected, ready and part of a new community of amazing people!

Ready to Transform Birth? Take our Birth Doula Training! 
Created & taught by renowned doula expert and trainer,
Debra Pascali-Bonaro!

With Moss Froom on Gender Affirming Birthwork and expert community doula, Amadoma Bediako, on Community Doula Work  (DONA International Certification)

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 DONA (Doulas of North America) 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! This workshop is a requirement of DONA Birth Doula certification. Learn more about the curriculum, our amazing teacher, and hear the feedback from past trainees below.

Want to chat & learn more? Click Here

BIPOC scholarships are available (details below.)

Next training: January 10 - 13, 2023 Hybrid Training (Jan 10 / 11 Virtual, Jan 12 / 13 In-Person, Brooklyn)  

More 2023 dates coming soon!

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

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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.

Want to chat & learn more? Click Here

BIPOC scholarships are available (details below.)

October 4 - 7 Hybrid Training (4 & 5 Virtual, 6 & 7 In-Person, Brooklyn)  

More dates on link below

What you will learn:

  • Racial disparities

    A systemwide problem and the role a doula plays in helping to create equity Advocacy: organizations: how they are reducing disparities and creating equity globally

  • Respectful Care for all

    why birth is a human rights issue

  • Evidence and Science

    the best practices and the current gaps between evidence and practice

  • Language matters

    our words can shape experiences

  • The hormonal physiology of childbirth

    how doulas can help fill hormonal gaps

  • The role of continuous support

    learning the story of birth

  • The role and scope of practice for DONA Certified doulas

  • Social Model to Medical Model of Birth

    how this change 100 years ago has offered benefits but also stripped people of their power, respect, dignity and the support they deserve.

  • Reconnecting the Circle of Support

    The emotions of birth: integrating mind, body and soul Prenatal skills for doulas

  • Comfort measures and positions for labor and birth

  • Techniques to support posterior labors

  • ...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’s unique blend includes:

  • 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
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I thought Kimberly Seals Allers & 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

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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

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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

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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

Request Scholarship

FAQ

If you feel that you meet the above criteria, please submit a short essay or submit a 1-min video addressing the questions below. Here are some questions to consider as you write or speak. Please submit to support@birthdaypresence.com

  • Why do you want to become a Birth or Postpartum Doula and what do you hope to gain from this training?
  • In what capacity would you like to serve birthing people and their families?
  • How do you see yourself creating change through birthwork?
  • How will this scholarship help you with your future goals?
  • Do you identify as BIPOC?

Scholarships submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded until filled.

Now accepting scholarships for the 2022 trainings.

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