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“Pregnancy and childbirth can be an empowering experience for women. Unfortunately the models of care currently available in many parts of the world is disempowering women, overusing interventions (such as epidurals, caesarean-sections, oxytocin drips, and episiotomy) and transforming a physiological event in a biomedical procedure. Orgasmic Birth reminds us of the glory of women’s bodies, capable of metamorphosing in the journey into motherhood. Watching this film helps us re-think our role as maternity care providers and ‘gate-keepers’ of a ‘good’ birth. The sexual nature of childbirth is unexplored territory and a taboo for many of us but the film portrays beautifully what normal birth is about, through women's intimate stories and experiences of having orgasmic births, and how we can re-examine what we think we know about the act of giving birth. Working as an obstetrician and researcher, being a mother and a women’s health and rights activist, I feel this is a powerful documentary that can help create awareness of the power and possibility that birth can bring for women around the globe.”
Maria Helena Bastos, MD, MSc, Obstetrician and Researcher in Midwifery and Women’s Health
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.