Pain to Power is full of amazing videos, stories, worksheets and support to guide you in determining the best birth setting, provider, ambiance, and support you desire. Learn more about our weekly modules below.
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!
Full of Life: Pregnancy
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 Begins: 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.
Wisdom of Birth: Birth Stories
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.
Path to Pleasure: Comfort Techniques in Labor
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.
Sexuality & Sensuality: Comfort Techniques in Labor
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.
Know Your Options: Medical Procedures in Childbirth
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).
Your Baby: Newborns
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.
Your BabyMoon: Postpartum
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!
Our course features
Modules full of evidenced based information and inspiration covering: pregnancy, labor, birth stories, comfort techniques, sexuality, birth options and preferences, gentle cesarean, VBAC, postpartum, the newborn, breastfeeding and more!
1 Full Year of access to all of these valuable resources giving you the ability to return postpartum and move through the materials at your own pace
Unlimited email doula support from the Pain to Power Team for 12 months
Private Facebook Group to share and connect with other expectant families and BirthWorkers
Access to “Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret” documentary, our award-winning film and the inspiration to create Pain to Power
E-Book copy of our book, Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience to supplement our course materials
Access to Spinning Babies “Daily Essentials” and “Parent Class” – Spinning Babies is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth brought to you by midwife Gail Tully
Exclusive downloadable PDF Workbooks written by Debra & 25+ Birth & Family experts (Spinning Babies, Dr. Eve Agee, Dr. Sarah Buckley, Carrie Contey, PhD and more!)
25+ Exclusive Videos including Debra and a carefully curated selection of our favorite birth videos brought to you by the world’s most trusted resources for birth education, including Lamaze International
Private birth preference review or 20 min. live consultation with Debra
Sign up anytime to fit your schedule and needs and receive instant access to Module 1 of the program. Each additional module will be released weekly with access remaining open for 1 full year.