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“Part way through viewing Orgasmic Birth I realized that the last time I saw footage of a real birth was in junior high, in a room filled with teenagers squealing ‘ew’ and covering their eyes. Debra’s documentary is a wonderful antidote to such pervasive associations of birth and trauma. I came away inspired, informed, and immensely grateful to those who made the film possible.”
Lorelei Russ, Doula
If you do a keyword search for orgasm and birth right now you will find hoards of articles and blogs on the topic in response to the recent article about orgasmic birth. Here we have included some articles plus some inspiring quotes and comments. Thank you for inspiring us and for being open (physically and otherwise!) to the pleasures and possibilities of birth and beyond!
While in Malaysia this past week speaking about respectful care, I always love the opportunity to open up the topic of pleasure, ecstasy and Orgasmic Birth. It is too often a forgotten aspect of childbirth, or the one aspect that is avoided, as to talk about pleasure and/or the sexuality of birth can make many people uncomfortable. Yet, for me it is an essential topic if we are to look at the ways to honor, respect and offer women the options and care that will make childbirth as safe and easy as possible.
Naît-sens Présidente : Sarah Duflon writes:
Jeudi le 23 mai 2013, 19h30
Projection du film "Orgasmic Birth" suivi d'une rencontre avec la sage-femme Christine St-Onge
Au Centre Multi-fonctionnel Francine-Gadbois, Boucherville (Qc) entrée: 5$
In my workshops, I talk about one of my favorite subjects, how to have a Pleasurable Birth. We listen to the sounds of a woman in labor. This always brings smiles, giggles and moments of intimacy with ourselves and our sexuality as births sounds much like good sex. We talk about sexuality and survivors of sexual abuse, as for many of us our sexuality has not always been all we desired and for many it includes trauma. Birth is an opportunity for healing and sadly, for too many women around the world, it is a time that they once again feel victimized.
It is hard to believe how quickly the 8 days at Eat Pray Doula went together. There were still more topics I wish I could have covered and wishing there was time to spend with each woman/doula to learn more about them.
Rebecca from PA and obirth's Debra Pascali-Bonaro had a chance to chat at the Safe Motherhood Rally, Harrisburg, PA last spring.
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.