A special edition of Progressive Parenting. I will be speaking to Debra Pascali Bonaro about Empowered Birth, what it means to her and how women everywhere can have an empowered birth, and how we can advocate for ourselves and eachother as advocates and sisters on this planet. Debra is Co-Chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, which works in collaboration with global leaders and groups to reduce maternal and infant mortality and improve care for mothers, babies, and families. She serves on the Board of Directors for Childbirth Connection and is a DONA-approved doula trainer. She coauthored Nurturing Beginnings: Mother Love’s Guide to Postpartum Home Care for Doulas and Outreach Workers and received Lamaze International’s Elizabeth Bing Award in 2002.