PQI Champions Webinar Series - September 26, 2019 Webinar


Click on the following links to view segments of Debra Pascali Bonaro, Suellen Miller and Debra Bingham's voice recordings/videos of the webinar and the chat recording, as well.

Part One - Webinar introduction and Dr. Bingham's presentation on PQI

Part Two - First section of Debra Pascali Bonaro's presentation

Part Three - Dr. Miller's presentation

Part Four - Second section of Debra Pascali Bonaro's presentation

Part Five - Question and answer session

Part Six - Chat recording


Click here to visit the PQI Champions Series library page, where you can access recordings and information from our previous webinars.


Debra Pascali-Bonaro is a dynamic leader and inspirational speaker who has utilized her extensive experience, training, and acquired skills in perinatal care to develop community-based programs as well as consulting and trainings to create optimal models of maternity care.  Recognized internationally for her expertise, she has become a sought-after speaker and recognized authority in MotherBaby models of care, perinatal doula care, comfort techniques in labor and birth as well as creating her acclaimed online childbirth birth class Pain to Power Childbirth. She directed an award-winning documentary focusing on physiologic birth and co-authored a related book.

Debra is Chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO), and co-chair of the International Childbirth Initiative, (ICI): 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care.  Debra has been a part of numerous Boards and Initiatives. including Childbirth Connection, CIMS: Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, Lamaze International, DONA International,  White Ribbon Alliance: Respectful Maternity Care and Advisor to ICEA and the Birth Sanctum.

Debra has numerous published works and has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning Russia, The NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, in the New York Times, the LA Times, the UK Times as well as Parenting and Health Magazines, blogs and podcasts around the world. Debra has spoken in 40 countries reminding parents and practitioners that respectful care facilities provide safe, satisfying, and pleasurable births. 


Dr. Suellen Miller

Professor Suellen Miller is Director of the Safe Motherhood Program and Professor, UCSF Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Professor Miller has been practicing as a certified nurse-midwife since l977, in private and public practices, and is the author of the Hesperian Foundations’ “A Book for Midwives.” She conducts both qualitative and quantitative research, mainly in lower resourced settings, primarily focused on maternal survival and maternal health, including seminal trials of the Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) and the continuum of maternal care. She is currently working with the World Health Organization on PostPartum Hemorrhage bundles. The author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, Professor Miller was lead author of “Beyond Too Little Too Late, Too Much Too Soon,” in the Lancet 2016 Maternal Health Series and Quality of care in institutionalized deliveries: The Paradox of Maternal Mortality in Dominican Republic. She is currently editor of 2 special sections of the BMC Reproductive Health Journal: one on Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation and one on Respectful Maternity Care. She is currently on the executive board of the International Childbirth Initiative.

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