Welcome to Orgasmic Birth! This is a podcast about pleasure in birth, parenting, and birthing. The podcast covers topics such as sexuality, taboos, birth trauma, postpartum sex, and more. The host, Debra Pascali Bonaro, is a doula who aims to provide information that will help people have more positive experiences during their births. She offers advice on how to have more enjoyable sexual experiences after giving birth, as well as tips for raising children who are respectful of their bodies and sexuality.
In this episode:
Lack of good sexual education has led to a rise in fear of childbirth and dissatisfaction with the experience. Debra highlights the importance of having a positive experience during labor and birth, emphasizing the importance of trusting one's body. Midwives play an important role in making women feel confident and empowered in the childbirth process. It is important for people to have access to trained midwives who can provide support during labor and delivery. The Global Survey on Birth and Breastfeeding Practices was convened to launch a global initiative to improve breastfeeding rates. Debra talks about how collaborating with other organizations have led to a number of successes, including the creation of the International Childbirth Initiative. Debra also tackles the effects of bad birth experiences on people's feelings about their bodies and relationships.
Childbirth should be experienced in a way that is free and unrestrained Learning how to trust your body unlocks positive experiences The key to safe and enjoyable birth relies on reducing stress and simple techniques Trained midwives are essential in providing much-needed support Understand that you are the center of the care
"The words people use, the way they make us feel, either opens us to birth or it can close us right down." - Debra Pascali Bonaro "The medical model saves lives when it's needed, but the overuse and insensitive rush care is putting people at risk emotionally and physically." - Debra Pascali Bonaro