Online Childbirth Class
Pain to Power Online Childbirth Experience is a 9-week online childbirth class you can take from the comfort of your own home. Our online childbirth course provides you with a wealth of quality evidenced based knowledge, resources and comfort techniques from around the world. Each week our one of a kind childbirth class takes you deeper into information, videos, handouts and resources that guide you at your own pace through your many choices in pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding.
If you want to change the way you will give birth, you must change the way you think about childbirth!
In our award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, Midwife Elizabeth Davis says “If you were told that you could have one of the most physically, emotionally, spiritually, transcendent moments of your life and here’s the map to get there, would you really say no?” Pain to Power Childbirth Class is your map!
The BIG secret is out – a whole different birth experience is possible!
You have a say, it’s your body, your baby and YOUR birth!
Meet your teacher…Hi, I’m Debra Pascali-Bonaro, a Lamaze International Childbirth Educator and a birth and postpartum Doula Trainer with DONA International. I created Pain to Power Online Childbirth Class to bring all of this knowledge to you – mothers, fathers and partners. I’ve been a birth worker for over 25 years helping new families all over the world unlock power, pleasure and possibilities in birth and life. My mission is to show women and families that pain is not the only experience in birth – that there is so much more available and that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. I have trained thousands of women, men, doulas and birth professionals around the world in the practices of gentle birth and I am honored now to offer this information to you.
I will let you in on another secret, I am the creator of Award Winning Documentary Orgasmic Birth and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth” all of which explore the intimate nature of birth. Now you have access to this never before available information all in one place, at your own pace and in the privacy of your home.
Join me to learn more about creating a safe, satisfying and pleasure birth!
I believe… birth is powerful, transformative, and pleasurable. I also believe it’s time for women to connect to their intuition and demand more respect. It’s time to shake things up, to ask questions and find answers. We have broken the cycle of wisdom handed down from generations and I believe it’s time to bring that wisdom back! Science is telling us that there are safer and healthier ways to birth our babies naturally.
I will provide you the tools to unlock your pleasure in birth and life!
Pleasure in birth is being stripped away from women, their partners and children…
We have a culture filled with fear and in our fear, we have turned our bodies, our birth experiences and our babies over to a false sense of security in technology and the medicalization of birth. Women are afraid to do the very thing they are built to do. Today’s most common birth practices lay women down, strip them of their clothes, their identity and dignity. Women are being placed on a conveyer belt of maternity care and it’s taking away their pleasure and leaving them without many comfort measures and techniques that can move their birth from Pain to Power.
Join me, as I guide you through Pain to Power, a 9-week online childbirth class. I’m combining my own years of birth experience with videos and resources from many experts including Lamaze International, and bonus access to the Understanding Birth E-Class from Injoy Video. I will share my years as a childbirth educator, author, director and international speaker and what I have learned by studying and working as a birth worker all over the world. You will learn about your many options in pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding. We bring you a unique blend of current natural childbirth knowledge, the latest scientific evidence with additional lessons that will guide you to unlock your power and pleasure in birth and life.
I know your birth experience can be everything you want it to be… Are you afraid of birth and becoming a mother? Are you afraid of bringing a child into your life and wondering how it will all fit in? Are you worried your birth will be too painful, and that childbirth will change your body in ways you can’t control? Are you scared you won’t know how to do it, or you won’t do it “right?” You long to have a safe birth and a healthy baby. You want to feel connected to your body, your baby, your partner and to feel nurtured. You want to feel powerful and in control.
I know… you can give birth with respect and dignity, and I am going to show you how!
“The confidence and empowerment that it instills in me to birth naturally and focus on the transcendental experience of birth, rather than the pain.”- Janet
“Pain to Power is a treasure box, a path of wisdom that gently guides you to your own secret garden of birth. It’s an on-line shamanic initiation to your inner power to give and welcome life, and New Age has nothing to do with it. You will gain the knowledge without the fear, you will feel empowered on your own terms. It’s just amazing.” -Elena Skoko
Who is this for? Pain to Power is a program for women who are ready to take back their power and reclaim ownership of their birth experience so they can have a pleasurable birth. It’s for women who are ready to move from Pain to Power! Pain to Power is also a program for caregivers who are ready to be part of a movement to repair the cycle of wisdom and give women back their power. It’s for caregivers who want to support women, their partners and families in creating a maternity care plan that brings them comfort and confidence, and a birthing plan that allows for joy and pleasure.
Within our online childbirth classroom, each Pain to Power page will offer learning in several different ways – through page content, downloadable PDFs, videos as well as Pleasure Sheets for you to interact and connect with your desires. Part of our focus is teaching you to trust yourself in birth and parenting. We want you to tap into and listen to your intuition on what you need from this online childbirth class, and how you need to use it. We will welcome you each week with a suggestion of how to make your way through the material for that week’s chapter. Throughout the program we have added resources from some special friends and experts. We’re here to make you feel comfortable exploring and engaging in the program material at your own pace. You’ll be joining a warm, loving, safe community of women and caregivers, all ready to support you. We are so excited to guide you to move from Pain to Power!
What to expect… I’ve pulled from my many years of studying, practicing and teaching to put together a program that will show you how you can have a birth that is not centered on pain. I’ll teach you comfort measures that have been in practice for hundreds of years all around the world, and I’ll bring in valuable knowledge on modern birthing techniques as well, so you can put together the birth plan that feels good for you – because your birth will be unlike any other. You will learn how to transform Pain to Power. We will help you and your partner release your fears, as we provide you with the knowledge, tools and resources you need to have the pleasurable birth you deserve. In addition to the 9-weeks of powerful content within Pain to Power, you’ll also have access to the amazing videos and resources from the Understandng Birth E-Class from InJoy Video, Lamaze International and the best-kept secrets of Orgasmic Birth!
The program includes:
- Registration is open through January 29th – Course Begins February 2nd!
- 9 week online childbirth class covering Pregnancy, Labor, Natural Childbirth, Sexuality, Gentle Cesarean, VBAC, Newborn Baby and Postpartum Care
- Online Childbirth Class begins February 2nd 2015
- 12 Week Private Bonus Access to Understanding Birth E-Class
- 12 Weeks Private Access to Debra’s Pain to Power website with added resources for pleasurable birth
- Live (or recorded MP3s) Group Calls with Orgasmic Birth Director and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Debra Pascali-Bonaro
- Multiple Resources from around the world including 40 Videos, 50 Pleasurable PDFs, weekly class content and introductory video
- Insight, Tips and Techniques from Leading Birth Experts
- Stories and inspiration from Orgasmic Birth Parents
- Flexible learning schedule for busy expectant parents
- Resources and expertise that expectant parents need to feel safe, sensual, and informed for birth
- Exclusive access to our private forums and private Facebook group to discuss and share your questions and comments with personal doula support from the Pain to Power Team
- Invitation to join our tribe and stay connected as you parent to have an online community of fellow Pain to Power Graduates!
All of this in one comprehensive program led by a world renowned Childbirth Educator!
Q: How much time will I need for the program? My schedule is already pretty full!
A: Planning time for Pain to Power in your busy schedule will ensure you won’t let this opportunity slip by. The earlier you prepare the better, as many of the exercises will bring you into decision and ultimately creating your birth vision. You will want to discuss your new knowledge with your caregivers and birth team – the more work you put in the more you can relax and enjoy your birth knowing that everyone knows and understands your desires and will do all they can to support you in the birth of your dreams!
Q: I’m not sure I can buy into the “Orgasmic Birth” idea, it feels a little “woo-woo” – is this online childbirth class still good for me?
A: Absolutely! Pain to Power focuses on helping you to become an informed participant in your own birth – and ways to focus on finding comfort, respectful care and support. We will lead you through writing your birth preferences, learning about common interventions, preparing for a gentle cesarean should one become necessary, caring for your new baby, caring for yourself as well as postpartum sexuality.
Q: How are the materials delivered? What is the format?
A: The course offers recorded videos, “handouts” in the form of downloadable PDFs, and live access to Debra Pascali-Bonaro for questions.
Q: I might need a c-section, will this online childbirth class still be helpful?
A: An entire chapter of this course focuses on gentle cesarean that will help you prepare should one become necessary. The class also covers early labor comfort suggestions, writing your birth preferences, learning about common interventions, caring for your new baby, caring for yourself as well as postpartum sexuality and information on planning a VBAC should you choose to have a vaginal birth after cesarean for a future pregnancy.
Q: I’m planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), will this online childbirth class help me to achieve that?
A: Within the “Gentle Cesarean” Chapter we will also be providing you with additional information specific to a vaginal birth after cesarean birth. This will help guide you, as well as our other chapters, to preparing for the VBAC you desire.
Registration is open through January 29th – Course Begins February 2nd!
“This course helped me to tap into my inner self and find what and who I really want during my childbirth. We decided to hire a doula, which I didn’t have at my first birth. The birth journal helped me to face my fears and release them. Debra’s videos are fantastic too. They helped me to have faith in myself, my body, life… And all the bonus features about pelvic floor strength, dance etc are wonderful. Thank you Debra for this remarkable work!” – Manon
“This course is helping me so much, it’s so inspiring and informative for me and for my partner. It is bringing some fears to the surface which of course is no fun, but very welcome… better to deal with them now than in labour!” – Kay
Birth is a day you will never forget. A day that will transform you, your baby and your family. I have had the opportunity to be with women and men to celebrate their greatest joys. I’ve had the honor of watching women being born as mothers, men being born as fathers and families birthing themselves in pleasure and power! You deserve to give birth with dignity, love and pleasure and I am honored to guide you and welcome you to our Pain to Power Tribe!
In Love and Pleasure, Debra Pascali-Bonaro
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“AMAZING! I wish I had access to this wealth of information when I was preparing to give birth. I am excited to share this resource with my clients. Finally – a childbirth education class that combines the principles of pleasure with that of natural birth! This will surely change the face of birthing as we know it!” Sheila Kamara Hay