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“Orgasmic Birth is a phenomenal film, with a scientifically-validated message: that birth is an intimate and innately ecstatic event, as evidenced by the laboring woman’s release of ‘ecstatic hormones’; that we must respect her need to feel private, safe and unobserved during labor and birth to maximize her hormonal flow; and that an optimal hormonal flow in labor will maximize ease, pleasure and safety for mother and baby. It is the perfect antidote to 21st century birth fright. Astonishing, thrilling, and transformative.”
Dr. Sarah J. Buckley, GP/Family Physician, Queensland, Australia
Author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The wisdom and science of gentle choices in pregnancy, birth and parenting
By Mary Esther Malloy
Mary Esther's Midwife, Valeriana Pasqua Masback, is one of the featured Midwives in the Orgasmic Birth movie. Thank you Mary Esther for sharing your writing here on Orgasmic Birth!
"The body is not able to handle pain and pleasure at once."
I woke up at 5:00am that morning thinking, "Here we go again, another false alarm." I had been having prodromal labor for a few weeks at this point and was getting frustrated and emotional by it. I just wanted things to be real already! I got up and went to the bathroom. Things felt a little differently from what I had been feeling over the past few weeks but I wasn’t going to put any merit to it yet. I went back to bed but couldn’t get comfortable so I decided to take a bath. The feeling didn't go away. In fact, it became more wonderfully intense.
I felt so sexual during my pregnancy. My husband worshiped my body and loved my new curves. It was such a turn on for both of us to know our love had made a new life inside of me.
As soon as we found out I was pregnant we began inducing lactation. It felt so good to have him at my breast. We also engaged in a lot of intercourse with internal ejaculation to soften my cervix.
Debra Pascali Bonaro is the director of Orgasmic Birth and co-author of the book Orgasmic Birth, Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience. Debra helps birth pros and new families all over the world learn about the details of gentle birth. Visit www.debrapascalibonaro.com to join in a webinar, attend a destination workshop and learn more about natural childbirth.
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