Are you looking for more support, advice and love during these unprecedented times?

Are you scared, overwhelmed, and confused?
Wondering if you should give up your dreams for a gentle birth?
Let alone your hopes for a pleasurable one?

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This is no doubt an anxious time.

 

I am here to help you address your fears, connect to your body & baby, and learn what science says is the safest way to birth your baby with power and pleasure! Yes, even now in these uncertain, scary times of a pandemic we can choose a joyous birth. We can practice releasing our stress and preparing for our goals. From the comfort and safety of your home you will learn and deepen your understanding of pregnancy and birth– and become positively prepared for all that birth has to offer. I am here for you in this uncertain times. I want you to feel brave and confident to birth with power instead of fear.

positive birth education

Comprehensive Bliss includes everything you need to know from pregnancy to birth, including birth stories,  comfort techniques, interventions, cesarean & VBAC, the newborn and postpartum, plus many bonuses including our Orgasmic Birth Virtual Conference, Spinning Babies prenatal exercises and parenting class and more.

This full class take you deeper into understanding the secrets of childbirth, all your options and ways to feel prepared to create a safe, satisfying and pleasurable birth in any setting and any situation.

You will receive our easy to enjoy content through videos, workbooks, weekly emails and personal support.


You will be positively prepared for birth with the information, reassurance and facts you need to understand all your options and dive deep into the ohhhhh so good tips that transform pain to pleasure!

what new moms are saying

“I have garnered so much from the various resources, and especially loved seeing it all come together by watching the film! What a great adjunct to see everything we’re learning illustrated by the wonderful families. I appreciate all of the pdfs, and the many resources you’ve shared such as Spinning Babies, etc. It is all weaving a great tapestry of empowering tools and wisdom. I am enjoying it so much, and look forward to continuing to deepen through the process. I will keep you posted! Thank you again dear Debra for all of your love and work!”
Raina, Alumnus
Alumnus
5/5
“The Pain to Power course has helped me so much! I have cleared so many deep fears, many of which I didn’t know were there below the surface, have broadened my perspective in relation to what’s possible for a healthy and pleasurable birth. I now feel so well equipped to ask questions, to seek out the best possible support team and to go with the flow, allowing my body and baby to do what they know best, what they were created for."
Kay Wesley
Alumnus
5/5

You long to have a safe birth & a healthy baby

I believe you deserve to feel connected to your body, your baby and your partner. I want  you to feel nurtured, respected and fully informed.

Science confirms that there are safer and healthier ways to birth our babies gently. Whether you would like a natural birth or will need technology – we will guide you to learn all of your options to create a safe, satisfying birth in any setting.

If you want to be informed, inspired, and empowered to choose your place of birth, care-provider and understand the options that are right for you and your baby – Pain to Power is right for you!

what's included

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Positively Prepare for YOUR birth
Get started today with one of our fun online, interactive childbirth courses!

Ask the right questions 

You’ll receive a life time membership, access to our award winning film and book “Orgasmic Birth” and personal email support with me, your virtual doula.

You will know how to find the answers to all of the options you could consider in birth.

meet your teacher

Hi, I'm Debra Pascali-Bonaro

I’ve been teaching childbirth education for over 30 years in over 40 countries.

I train thousands of parents, doulas, midwives, doctors and nurses in the safest and most pleasurable ways to support a healthy, empowering birth experience. All over the world the highly medicalized birth model is creating challenges that have gone too far and can put you at risk instead of keeping you safe. Change is happening but not quick enough.  

Don’t leave your birth to chance.

I will give you access to the information you will need to understand your choices and decide what is best for you and your baby.

My film, “Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret” was ground-breaking over 10 years ago, and to this day expectant parents around the world are discovering that birth can be a pleasurable experience.

I’ve combined my own knowledge & experience, comfort techniques I’ve collected from around the world, the latest science and reputable resources and added my favorite videos and tips from the top best guest experts.

what experts are saying

“Pain to Power will support you in so many deep and fulfilling ways. This online class is rich and will help you connect with the sacred essence of childbirth. Debra Pascali-Bonaro is an exceptional teacher who will guide you to tap into your power during birth, pregnancy and parenting.”
Dr. Eve Agee
Medical Anthropologist & Bestselling Author
“Debra Pascali-Bonaro is a true pioneer in changing childbirth into the ecstatic experience it can be. I applaud her work and highly recommend it.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/GYN
Bestselling Author

course outline

Our course begins with an opportunity for you and your partner to be inspired by our award-winning documentary “Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret”,  the film will challenge and guide you to look at your preconceived ideas and fears around childbirth. You will see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through a gentle loving model of birth as seven women and their partners share their most intimate moments. A joyous, sensuous and revolutionary experience. You will never think about birth the same way!

This module we will be giving you tools to prepare your body and mind for the birth of your baby. You will look at the language of birth and go deeper to identify how cultural fears and programming can shape your perceptions of birth, and how they can then lead to your experience of birth. We will then explore ways to re-frame your perceptions creating new language of birth. We will also discuss your birth hormones,  the process of birth and the importance of finding positions that create comfort and ease for you and your baby in early labor.

The dance of labor begins with inspiring birth videos, rebozo technique, Lamaze tips for a safe and healthy birth,  information on continuous labor support, including how a doula can assist you and your partner during labor.

Real birth stories and videos (from around the world) will inspire you to consider how you hope to  weave the physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual aspects of yourself into childbirth.  Begin preparing your birth bag and tool kit for comfort as our exercises provide you and your partner opportunities for discussion and reflect on the birth you desire.

This week you  will learn all sorts of tools and tips for comfort in labor! We will share many of our best kept secrets for comfort including:  touch,  rebozo,  acupressure in labor, visualization, dance,  song/music, and hydrotherapy.

This module, you will be ready to go deeper into comfort techniques in labor with an emphasis on pleasure. We will look closely at the role of the “love hormone” and its role in childbirth and in our sexuality. We will discuss the importance of communication and healing, guide you to explore with your partner how he/she can help you release your birth hormones, and ways to create the safety and privacy you desire to release your hormones and feel loved in labor.

Learn about the common medical procedures that you may be offered and the right questions to ask to understand the options fully – known as “informed decision” making during childbirth. Knowing all of your options will ensure you are respected and can have a safe, satisfying birth in any setting or situation.  

We will provide tips and tricks for asking questions  in a positive way and discussing your birth preferences with your caregiver(s).

Cesarean birth (c-section) is sometimes necessary for the health of either Mother or Baby, but when it is necessary, it can  be done with respect, dignity and in a gentle way that can preserve and protect your memory of birth. This week we will take you through options for preferences should a cesarean birth become necessary and will help to prepare you to have a safe, satisfying gentle cesarean. We will address questions to ask your doctor or midwife to explore your  options including skin-to-skin, delayed cord clamping,  updates throughout the birth, and more. You will hear inspiring stories from families who had an opportunity for a gentle cesarean,  and we will also share with you resources for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).  

The first hour and days of life are precious. We will help you to plan the first hour and days of your newborn baby’s life, provide you with the latest science on: delayed cord-clamping, the placenta including lotus birth, skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care), breastfeeding, the breast crawl, the golden hour, attachment parenting, baby-wearing, singing to baby and other ideas for you to consider and prepare  for the first hours and days of baby’s life.   

The birth of your baby is only the beginning.  There is still much to consider and learn about way you can enhance and prepare for caring for your precious newborn(s)  We will share science and suggestions for bonding with your baby, getting baby to latch,  breastfeeding, night time parenting including: safe co-sleeping, newborn sleep patterns and infant massage. Your body is going through many changes now, and there is more to consider in how you feel about and prepare for your post-pregnancy body, postpartum sex and what to expect regarding sexuality after birth, understanding your changing hormones, postpartum depression, and creating a postpartum care plan. A bonus meditation session is shared to help you prepare for relaxation now, and during your postpartum period!

Spinning Babies Parent Class shows you what to do for an easier birth with practical and detailed preparation to help baby in the best position to fit the pelvis and solutions when labor seems long, painful, or has a stall! And, if practiced daily, an easier labor and birth are likely.

Gail Tully, midwife, and Sarah Longacre, international prenatal yoga instructor and birth doula, offer a unique instructional video for comfort in pregnancy now, and in your upcoming birth. 

I will guide you and your partner with valuable information you can relate to.

Birth is Sexual! Learn tips to love through labor with touch, connection and support. You’ll understand the best ways to enhance your hormones of birth and pleasure.

Our video collection will help you to expand your toolkit of comfort. You’ll feel prepared to practice techniques with Rebozo, Movement, Dance, Massage, HydroTherapy, Heat/Cold, Acupressure, Sensuality and more!

Birth Stories from around the world will inspire you to prepare your dream birth ambiance, location, provider and support system.

Our guest experts share their tips for safe and healthy birth, meditation, birth preferences, relaxation, nutrition and more. Includes content from: Dr. Eve Agee, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Carrie Contey, PhD., Gail Tully, and so many more!

Our Private Facebook Group and Email Support will be available to you throughout the course and beyond. Receive the best of both worlds: personal support + online education.

With guidance from Debra and many guest experts, you’ll feel prepared to use our birth plan template and begin determining your own preferences.

Women report that being a part of the decision making process helps them to feel empowered and respected. You’ll understand ways to communicate with your providers, advocate for you and your baby, and be an integral part of all decisions.

You will learn how to replace your fear with confidence. Armed with information, a birth plan, comfort tools, and our pleasure secrets you will move from pregnancy to birth and early parenthood with confidence and power!

Your birth is approaching and I want you to know all the options you have.


Birth still can be an empowering transition into parenthood.


The sooner you get started preparing your birth plan, the sooner you will be able to ensure all the decisions you make will be supported by those caring for you.


Don’t wait until the last minute and realize you wish you’d learned more…