Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Founder and President of

Debra Pascali Bonaro

Debra is a mother of five, direc­tor of the doc­u­men­tary Orgas­mic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, and co-author of Orgas­mic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Sat­is­fy­ing and Plea­sur­able Birth.

She is Chair­per­son of the Inter­na­tional Moth­erBaby Child­birth Ini­tia­tive, IMBCI where she works with inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions, Minister’s of Health and grass­roots com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions to cre­ate opti­mal mod­els of mater­nity care.  She is an inspi­ra­tional inter­na­tional speaker and has been inter­viewed by media around the world.

Debra has spo­ken about doula care at the White House and serves on national and local maternal/child health boards.  She is a Lamaze Inter­na­tional cer­ti­fied child­birth edu­ca­tor and teacher trainer with a Pas­sion for Birth.  She serves on the Child­birth Con­nec­tion Board of Direc­tors, served on the first Board of Direc­tors for DONA Inter­na­tional, and is a DONA approved Birth and Post­par­tum doula trainer.

Debra has been instru­men­tal in the devel­op­ment of sev­eral hos­pi­tals and com­mu­nity based doula pro­grams and has pro­vided con­sul­ta­tion to H.O.M.E. a project of the Euro­pean Com­mu­nity and has helped imple­ment doula pro­grams in Brazil.

Her other pub­li­ca­tions include Nur­tur­ing Begin­nings:   MotherLove’s Guide to Post­par­tum Home Care for Doulas and Out­reach Work­ers, as well as many arti­cles about con­tin­u­ous sup­port dur­ing child­birth and the early post­par­tum period.

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