Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Training

Our world is changing.

As a birth practitioner, you see this every day.

We are experiencing a global shift away from the over-medicalization of birth.

And with that shift, the demand for highly-trained natural birth practitioners is growing rapidly.

Women are no longer accepting birth as a “condition that must be treated”.

They seek a more gentle, natural — and yes, orgasmic! — experience.

And that’s why we’ve created the

Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Training Program!


Join early and receive access to our pre-recorded materials and save $100 off early enrollment!


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We know that trauma in birth has life-long effects on both mother and baby. 

We also know that there is another way… 

For more than 30 years, I have traveled the world and been present for thousands of births – from hospitals to yurts, beautiful and orgasmic to painful and tragic, I have seen it all.

I watched as hospital births became the norm and women became just another patient, and I have been witness to the ways that this has negatively impacted so many families, and ultimately, our entire world.

The unfortunate reality is the inequities in healthcare have had a deep, lasting impact.

But there is good news… 

Women are awakening to the need to return home to themselves and their innate ability to do that which is most natural — give birth — without unnecessary medical intervention.

However, as they say, “It takes a village”, or in this case, an educated, compassionate team to support mama and baby in having the best possible birth experience.

And that’s why you’re here…

To be an Orgasmic Birth Practitioner is to:


Remove the shame and stigma associated with birth as an orgasmic experience.

Call forth the divine feminine power that has been shunned away.

Give voice to women who have been silenced.


Be an advocate and active participant in bringing forth change and removing the inequities that exist in the medical field when it comes to birth and postpartum.


Be a leader in the return to the way birth was meant to be.

Here’s what our program participants are saying…
"I've enjoyed this course so much. I feel that in the Netherlands, even though we are usually very open about sex, there is a long way to go and I am honoured that I get to be a part of it. Ive learned so much from Debra, my peers and all the amazing guest teachers, I can't begin to describe how wonderful it was."
This program has reinvigorated my passion for finding pleasure, fun and joy in birth. I hope more folks have the opportunity to experience this and know what is possible! This class has helped me find a community that is really about looking at birth in a different way and I am grateful to have a space to share ideas and learn from each other.
Estefany A.
"As a midwife, I know first hand how promoting oxytocin production during labour and birth is a gamechanger. Learning about so many different ways to incorporate this in my practice was extremely beneficial to me, especially because I realised I was already doing some of it instinctually. Now I'm more confident in what I speak about and do with the people in my care and I love giving them extra resources to empower them to have the best birth experience they can. I am more confident in using holistic ways of enhancing oxytocin and pleasure in pregnancy care and birth care. It's a brilliant programme that enhances our skills as birth workers."
Barbara Montani
"This perspective on birth is so important to get out in the world. If you’re even the slightest curious to how pleasure is a key factor in birth, you will be amazed of the richness and the jewels this program can give you. If orgasmic birth is new to you, this might very well change your life and your practice. This knowledge can change birth and thanks to it we can surely reduce interventions and trauma."
Lovisa Dahl
“This is a great tool for your clients but also a great time to learn more about yourself and what you've been hiding from or afraid to explore. Debra has created such a wonderful program to share with so many birthing people and practitioners! If you're someone who is more modest, you don't have to fear the word "orgasmic". It's just about feeling good, open to pleasure in all ways and feeling safe in your space. I'm so happy I took the course and stepped out of my comfort zone. It's helping me professional and in my personal life.”
Kerry Burke, Owner Peace Birth and Wellness
“I can’t express how grateful I am to take this leap of faith and sign up for this program, it was a life-changing experience, a lot has been alchemized and I felt by the end of the program I stepped into the empowered woman and leader I was meant to be. Studying with Debra is a blessing.”
“Orgasmic Birth Practitioner training has been so supportive in my evolution as a birth worker and human. It’s embodied, informative and supportive. I feel more confident in myself as a woman, my life path and my career.”
Tessa Bate Catto @birthartandbeyond
"This course completely altered how I work with my clients. This course added to my knowledge of female physiology and what women are capable of in the right circumstances. I learned how to set the scene and talk about sexuality during prenatal sessions in a way that empowers my clients (even those who are most shy!) I look forward to continuing to expand how I run my prenatal sessions and support my clients in labor."
Genevieve @brightdaydoula
“This program will shed a magical light on the real possibilities that are held within birth. Birth is not something that happens to you, it is something you get to be a part of and facilitate. This program teaches you how.”
Cate Moll
“There is so much to learn pertaining to "orgasmic birth." The program will give you all the information that you need and more to add to your practice and/or personal life. The information provided and resources, such as, podcasts, guests, studies, reading materials and more is time well spent. You will not leave the program disappointed.”
Tisha Hadley
“It was an honor to learn from Debra Pascali-Bonaro and be among the first graduates of her Orgasmic Birth Practioner Program. A well-laid-out structure that gives clarity on all the aspects of the Orgasmic Birth, the meetings with speakers, and scientific articles covering the anatomy and physiology of birth in connection with human sexuality are among the program's features I appreciated the most. However, my biggest surprise was discovering how much I could learn from the alumni community Debra built along the way. Knowledge exchange and deep discussions on taboo topics in the safe international circle of birth practitioners with a variety of cultural backgrounds and professional experiences, as well as their feedback and amazing support as we work on our diverse paths in sharing Orgasmic Birth with the world, all of it felt like a high-value bonus to me I deeply grateful for.”
Ekaterina Baranova
When you join the Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Program today, you will:
  • Gain a deep understanding of the connection between birth and sexuality so that you can clearly communicate the benefits of Orgasmic Birth to your clients
  • Feel confident to share how sexual healing, openness, and processing of barriers will lead to more pleasurable birth, postpartum, and overall sexual health
  • Become a sought-after birth practitioner with the tools to help your clients overcome their fear, move beyond pain, and reach orgasmic births

Join us now and be part of the shift back to a more natural, gentle birth experience for the benefit of mother, baby, and the world!

Pay in full

$ 1298 One-time fee
  • Best pricing
  • Early access to online materials
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

3 Monthly Payments

$ 450 3-easy payments
  • 3 easy automatic payments
  • Immediate access to online materials​
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

Meet your Teacher

Debra Pascali-Bonaro

I’ve spent the last 30 years traveling the world as a childbirth educator, doula, and doula instructor.

Now I want to share with you all the essential knowledge that I’ve picked up along the way – my secrets, my tools, and the inspiration for my work.

Being a birth practitioner is an act of compassion and love. Everyone who enters this field of work does so from a desire to provide support to women at their most vulnerable moments.

A quick story about what brought me here… 

I was one of the “lucky ones”. I was privileged to be able to take the time to educate myself when I was pregnant. I knew that I had the power within to give birth the way that I had intended to and I was determined not to let anyone put me down physically or emotionally.

After my son’s birth, I started to reflect upon my experience in birth and began to question why so many people accept our broken system as it was and go along with the assembly line of generic interventions, wanting to trust the process yet feeling inside that something was wrong with it.

I was inspired to provide relief to this issue, and so I became a childbirth educator. My role as a classroom educator evolved, and soon families began to invite me to attend their births.

I quickly learned that I had become a doula, and was part of the beginnings of the doula movement. I became one of the first DONA approved birth and postpartum doula trainers teaching parents, doulas, midwives, doctors and nurses around the world.

I have seen firsthand how current practices in birth often create pain when there are so many simple ways to reduce pain, making natural birth a much more feasible option, which is why the work I do as chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization and co-chair of the International Childbirth Initiative: 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care is so important to me.

I have learned that by taking away the power of birth, and by putting women in beds and hospital gowns, stripping away their ability to move, dance, and find joy in childbirth we have not only made birth more difficult, and more painful, but sadly we are missing out on an amazing opportunity to birth ourselves and our babies with respect, dignity, love, pleasure, and creating a heightened physical and emotional experience – one that I call Orgasmic!

Statistics have shown that we have pushed the limits of what technology can do for us, and now we know the many short and long-term consequences for Mother-Baby and Family when we use drugs and surgery when they are not needed.
It’s my greatest desire to spread this knowledge by making it more accessible, and that’s why I created the Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Training Program!

I am on a mission to help fill the need for qualified, compassionate birth workers so that more women can give birth in setting or situation with love, dignity, and respect. 

Come and join me and allow me to guide you on this sacred journey…

With sincere love and pleasure,

Here’s what’s included in the Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Training Program:

Four 90-Minute Live Sessions with Debra

Four 60-Minute Live Sessions with Top Leaders in Birth & Sexuality

Access to the Orgasmic Birth Virtual Conference with 24+ expert interviews

Access to 10 + pre-recorded Guest Expert Sessions immediately

Private online WhatsApp Group for ongoing conversations and support

Access to the award-winning film, Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret

Digital copy of Debra’s book, “The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby: Secrets to Love & Intimacy”

Two Teach Back sessions to practice skills and learn different ways of sharing materials from fellow Practitioners

Opportunity to become an accredited Orgasmic Birth Practitioner after qualifying attendance & skills verification

Use code earlybird to save $100 off early enrollment!

Pay in full

$ 1298 One-time fee
  • Best pricing
  • Early access to online materials
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

3 Monthly Payments

$ 450 3-easy payments
  • 3 easy automatic payments
  • Immediate access to online materials​
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

Our Schedule

April 22

Welcome & Defining Orgasmic Birth with Debra

April 29

Birth Ambiance: Creating Safe, Sexy and Pleasurable Spacec with Debra

May 6

Your Psychedelic Cervix: Exploring bliss in childbirth and sex with Dr. Jenny Martin

May 13

Sexuality, the Role of the Clitoris, Comfort & Pleasure with Debra

May 20

Womb Wisdom & Worth: The Gateway To Abundant Birthing Practices with Shawnee Benton Gibson

June 3

The Alchemy of Birth and Pleasure with Zelphira Ghonem​

June 10

Good Sex: Mind & Body Tools to Enhance Pleasure with Dr. Nan Wise

June 17

Sex after Baby: 9 Pleasures with Debra

June 24

Teachback Session #1

July 1

Teachback Session #2
"The Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Program increased my confidence so much in my ability to effectively link our sexuality and birth in ways that make sense to the average person who would never think of putting those 2 together, helping people to open up to the possibility of pleasurable experiences during birth from the get-go! The community formed during the cohort was so fabulous and was an international melting post of birth keepers who get it and the discussions we had were so meaningful! Being a part of that community moving forward is such a blessing!! "
Dr. Zazu Cioce, DPT, Founder of Phoenix PT, Pelvic Physical Therapist & Birth Worker
“Debra teaches from the heart, sharing the science and wisdom she has learned as an international birth worker. She’s on a mission to give birth back to women and their families through her innovative course.”
Julie Bonapace, M.Ed. author of The Bonapace Method, Trusting Birth
“With great love, science, and experience, Debra jumps inside the most challenging parenting problems and presents easily workable solutions. Yes! You can not only have a great sex life, but a better sex life than ever before, and still be a wonderful parent!”
Regena Thomashauer, Founder and CEO of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts Author of the New York Times bestseller, "Pussy: A Reclamation"
“Debra’s life work is to reframe today’s widespread belief that birth is frightening, dangerous, and painful. In everything she says and does, Debra models the joy, pleasure and empowerment that is available in birth. Let her show you how to prepare yourselves for the rewards of giving birth.”
Penny Simkin, PT, Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Counselor

Enroll today!

Use code earlybird to save $100 off early enrollment!

Pay in full

$ 1298 One-time fee
  • Best pricing
  • Early access to online materials
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

3 Monthly Payments

$ 450 3-easy payments
  • 3 easy automatic payments
  • Immediate access to online materials​
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

Learn from Top Leaders in Birth & Sexuality

There is so much more you can offer your clients when you go beyond what traditional Doula/birth practitioner training programs offer.

At Orgasmic Birth, we know that it is imperative that women be supported before and well beyond labor and birth.

They desire and deserve to be led on a journey of love and pleasure, from creating their unique birth plan to adjusting to their new life as a mom — without losing who they are as a woman and sexual being.

We also know that birth is not just a physical experience… 

It is emotional, sexual, and spiritual.

To make sure you are equipped to support your clients in this unique way, our program includes a monthly, live 60-90 minute learning session with a top leader in birth and sexuality.

Guest Teachers

Dr. Jenny Martin

Dr. Jenny Martin is inspired by democratizing psychedelic states of consciousness and the healing possibilities that could result for the entire planet.

She is passionate about helping people learn about the psychedelic potential that exists within us.

Dr. Jenny is on a mission to elevate our understanding of erotic love and the vital role human sexuality plays in accessing psychedelic states naturally.

She is a Psychologist who draws on psychedelic science, biophysics, neuroscience, psychology and ancient wisdom in her training programs.

Shawnee Benton Gibson

Shawnee Benton Gibson, LMSW / FDLC, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spirit of A Woman (S.O.W.) Leadership Development Institute, an organization established in 2002 and designed to educate, elevate and effect positive and sustainable transformation in the lives of individuals, groups, families and communities. Under Shawnee’s leadership and vision, S.O.W. offers innovative coaching, counseling, workshop and training experiences to individuals, groups and organizations seeking to expand their power, purpose and impact in the world. Ms. Benton Gibson is a graduate of New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and is a licensed practitioner with over 28 years of professional experience in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery, adolescent development, individual, family and group counseling, women’s health, birth equity, social justice, grief, loss, bereavement and trauma.

Zelphira Ghonem

Certified Sex, Love, and Relationship Coach, Doula in the Making, Orgasmic Birth Alumni, and Ancient Egyptian Mystic

Zelphira brings a unique blend of expertise to her work. Drawing inspiration from her deep connection with the ancient Egyptian mystic traditions, Zelphira embarked on a decade-long journey cultivating a personal relationship with the goddesses of Egypt, delving into the archetypes and characteristics of these powerful beings. Immersed in the study of ancient Egyptian cosmology, she gained insights that deeply informed her approach to coaching and teaching.

Her guiding philosophy revolves around the belief that pleasure is a birthright and a path to self-knowledge and deep transformation. Zelphira emphasizes the intersection between sensuality, pleasure, sexuality, and spirituality, highlighting the importance of reconnecting with the divine feminine. She advocates for the paths of creating more love, pleasure, and beauty, alongside the masculine path of detachment and letting go.


Dr. Nan Wise

Dr. Nan Wise is a certified sex therapist, relationship specialist, neuroscience researcher, and author of Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life. Her research has addressed gaps in the literature regarding the neural basis of human sexuality and garnered international attention.

Her clinical approach highlights the critical role our evolutionarily wired-in “core” emotions play in physical and mental well-being. Imbalances in these core emotions contribute to anxiety, depression, stress-related disorders, sexual dysfunction, and anhedonia, or the inability to experience pleasure. This pleasure crisis is evidenced by soaring epidemics of mood disorders, stress-related illnesses, and a widespread sexual recession.

Dr. Nan has appeared on  The Today Show and contributed her expert opinion to many media outlets and high-profile Podcasts, such as Shameless Sex. She writes regularly for Psychology Today and Glamour.

Access to previous guest sessions by:

  • Tilly Storm
  • Alejandra Lozano
  • Naima Beckles
  • Sheila Kamara Hay, Ecstatic Birth
  • Dr. Carolyn DeLucia, MD., FACOG
  • Danielle Harel
  • Yanique Bell
  • Dr. Nathan Riley
  • Dr. Sarah Buckley
  • Tammy Ryan
  • Rachel Gross
  • Margaret Jowitt
  • Midwife, Elizabeth Davis

These sessions cover topics like:

  • Birth wisdom of the ancestors – your families and your birth story – being born
  • Healing yours and/or your families birth trauma 
  • When survivors give birth 
  • The hormonal physiology of birth and sex 
  • Sexuality within culture, religion, family 
  • Sex and Birth: two forbidden topics together 
  • Birth Ambiance: creating intimate, safe, private, undisturbed space
  • The science of pleasure – Pain to Power with Pleasure 
  • The sounds of birth/sex – connection of throat to vagina – opening the throat chakra 
  • Comfort Measures, positions, birth balls, peanut balls, CUB  
  • Clearing ancestral blocks that create limiting belief systems, stuck patterns, and toxic emotions 
  • Honoring traditional wisdom 
  • Emotional well-being in labor/birth, postpartum 
  • Body Image pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and beyond
  • Divine Feminine and birth
  • Sexuality – the anatomy of birth and pleasure 
  • And so much more!
What our Alumni are saying...
"I truly enjoyed the Orgasmic Birth Course and will continue to use the knowledge I have learned to help women have enjoyable orgasmic births."
Charlita Meadows, Sacred Birth Sister
"Debra is an incredible instructor who has expansive knowledge but can create a cozy atmosphere on Zoom."
"It's a must take. It's not just for birthworkers. But it's for those who are willing & ready to work on themselves in an intimate, sensual, sexual way."
Lené Warren
"I would like to thank Debra for giving me this wonderful opportunity to take part in this empowering incredible Orgasmic Birth Practitioner course! More than a course, it was an enlightenment for me and it totally changed my perspective of orgasm and Birth!"
Sharmila Devi Iyyandhurai
"Taking the Orgasmic Birth Practitioner (OBP) Training helped me reboot my perspective after a particularly challenging quarter of births and difficulty for me and my clients in birth. I was feeling disillusioned and disappointed in myself and my knowledge after most births. I put my OBP learned mindset to task with my first physician birther. they understood what was needed intellectually to help her oxytocin receptors really take hold and made it happen for her birth and labor. Win! Win!"
Jaye, Park Slope Doula and Yahara Birth and Breath

Enroll today!

Use code earlybird to save $100 off early enrollment!

Pay in full

$ 1298 One-time fee
  • Best pricing
  • Early access to online materials
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

3 Monthly Payments

$ 450 3-easy payments
  • 3 easy automatic payments
  • Immediate access to online materials​
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

Becoming an A Recognized Orgasmic Birth Practitioner

As a member of the Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Training Program, you are invited to become A Recognized Orgasmic Birth Practitioner. 

At Orgasmic Birth, it is our mission to help fill the need for qualified, compassionate birth workers so that more women can give birth in any setting or situation with love, dignity, and respect. We want families to feel confident when choosing their birth team. To support this goal, we offer you the option to receive the acknowledgement of A Recognized Orgasmic Birth Practitioner.

You can receive this acknowledgement by attending sessions, contributing to and honoring how we are all learning together. Once you complete a core number of our calls and demonstrate your desire and ability to hold space and include Orgasmic Birth into your practice, you will receive the acknowledgement as A Recognized Orgasmic Birth Practitioner.



Why become A Recognized Orgasmic Birth Practitioner?

Recognized Orgasmic Birth Practitioners … 

  • Will be listed on our Orgasmic Birth website where we will provide referrals to inquiries about Orgasmic Birth educators and doulas
  • Will have access to use our films, retreats  and resources at member-only discounts. 
  • Will be part of a private community of like-minded practitioners learning and supporting each other
  • Will have the ongoing opportunity to work directly with Debra
  • Ability to represent Orgasmic Birth (TM) at events and media

This acknowledgment is only open to members of the Orgasmic Birth Practitioner Training Program who have completed the program requirements. 

Our path to Recognition is simple:

First, you must have certification or affiliation  as a doula, childbirth educator, or midwife from a national or internationally recognized organization.


You must attend at least 4 live calls with Debra and provide a teach back session. 

Recognition Renewal Requirements:

  • Participation in ongoing quarterly calls for all who are recognized as OBP to share and stay connected
  • Review of skills every 3 years


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You must have certification or affiliation as a doula, childbirth educator, or midwife from a national or internationally recognized organization.

Most sessions occur at 12 PM ET on Tuesdays with and occasional time shift for experts. All calls will be recorded. 

You’ll have access perpetually

  • Our program include a private whatsapp with Debra and the group, as well as live calls. Debra is available for questions via email

We will refund your fee if you attend the first two sessions live and feel that this program is not a good fit. 

We offer scholarships for those that identify as BIPOC and have a financial need

  • First, you must have certification or affiliation  as a doula, childbirth educator, or midwife from a national or internationally recognized organization.
  • You must attend at least 4 live calls with Debra and provide a teach back session.
  • Participation in ongoing quarterly calls for all who are recognized as OBP to share and stay connected
  • Review of skills every 3 years

We will provide your information to those that reach out for referrals and include you information on our Orgasmic Birth Website.


In childbirth, systemic racism is the root cause of disparities leading to higher maternal mortality rates for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). 

We believe doulas help to create a more equitable, respectful, maternity care system.

We want to support and amplify BIPOC voices and support every person to have a safe, satisfying, and pleasurable birth and ensuring doulas can access continuing education and training is an essential step. 

We are offering a number of BIPOC Scholarships to doulas at 50% rate. 

If you are an individual who identifies as a BIPOC and has a financial barrier to join our membership, we welcome you to apply for our scholarship.

Please submit a 1 minute video or letter addressing the questions below:

  • Tell us a little about yourself 
  • Do you identify as BIPOC?
  • Why would you like to be a part of our Orgasmic Birth Practitioner community and become a practitioner with us? 

Our scholarships are reserved for BIPOC individuals with financial need. If you are not a BIPOC, we have payment plans available.

Submit your entry and/or questions to:

Diversity, Inclusion and Equitable Care

At Orgasmic Birth our mission is to provide information, education, and support for all birthing people. We are dedicated to equitable care, anti-racism, and anti-oppression and we actively work for birth justice.  We advocate for every person’s right to respectful care, to understand all options, and participate in informed decision-making.

We also understand that many people are survivors of sexual or emotional abuse and that birth as a part of our sexuality is a time to facilitate healing and reducing/removing shame. We celebrate diversity and honor each person’s culture, religion, and traditions.

Through understanding our past, learning, healing and expanding our vision, we believe every person has the human right to a safe, satisfying, pleasurable/orgasmic birth and the right to parent with love. 

Enroll today!

Use code earlybird to save $100 off early enrollment!

Pay in full

$ 1298 One-time fee
  • Best pricing
  • Early access to online materials
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

3 Monthly Payments

$ 450 3-easy payments
  • 3 easy automatic payments
  • Immediate access to online materials​
  • Immediate access to Private Whatsapp

Terms & Conditions

If you attend the first two live calls and feel that this course is not a good fit, we will provide you with a full refund.  When participation is cancelled all rights to use Orgasmic Birth (™) on your website, in your materials and in social media as an Orgasmic Birth Practitioner is also terminated.