Be A Part of the Change! Transform Birth!
Take a Birth Doula Training
with Debra Pascali-Bonaro!
- Physical and emotional adjustment in the parent following birth
- Newborn characteristics and care
- Breast/chest feeding basics (we offer this class the week of the training!)
- Common breastfeeding difficulties and solutions
What you will learn:
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
Recovery and Adjustment
Normal physiologic recovery for the mother or birthing parent and the importance of the birth experience and its impact on postpartum recovery and adjustment
The role of the postpartum doula to the newborn baby
Supporting families with twins (or more)
Providing support to the lactating parent and troubleshooting common problems
Integrating a new baby into the family
Recognizing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
How to provide support for a grieving family
...and so much more!
Debra has taught tens of thousands of doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians and parents around the world. - Don’t miss this unique opportunity to begin or expand your doula practice. 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.
- Debra is one of the top doula trainers in the world! She has taught tens of thousands of doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians and parents around the world.
- She has a wealth of global knowledge and experience from learning and teaching in over 40 countries around the world!
- 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 around the world continuing to gain experience and inspiration from other birth workers, clients and continually receiving Inspiration and experience
- Doula Alumnus
Debra was very open, direct and respectful to all sensitive topics culturally as well as gender...such an outstanding, insightful understanding [she] brought to my perspective of what it means to execute Doula ship. The most interesting aspect of the last three days in The Doula Training Workshop under your tutelage is the passion and vibes I received from your presentations; the way you motivated input and participation in our individual groups. Everything you said was important and relevant, specifically: The Role and Scope of Practice of Doulas painted a clear picture of the exciting function and responsibilities involved. It was so fascinating to explore The History of Childbirth in the United States. I never realized the lacking and the need for educating those who should know what will work best for mother, child, family and ultimately society.
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! Learning the numbers behind racial disparities in childbirth in America really stood out to me. As a black woman I am painfully aware of this reality but seeing the numbers made me realize how much work we have to do.
- Natalie Jones
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 MotherBaby care. I am deeply honored to have found you, and even more grateful for the Love and Integrity that you, Debra and your space hold for every person that walks through your doors. Much Gratitude!
- Marie Detering
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."
Presence and Debra Pascali-Bonaro offers two 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). 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. Our training is for a diverse group of people. We offer 2 partial scholarships for every workshop 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
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 email@example.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.