The Journey to Orgasmic Birth: From Pain to Power and Pleasure .
Fear can be contagious. Unfortunately, when thinking about giving birth, the common thoughts are fear, pain, and fear of pain… It doesn’t have to be that way. Orgasmic birth is the ultimate expression of love and intimacy between a woman and her baby. It can help to create a sense of safety and security for both mother and child and is an essential part of a healthy childbirth experience. Listen in as Debra Pascali-Bonaro tackles how to find sexual satisfaction outside of the bedroom, how to reduce pain during labor, and how to have a more pleasurable experience with your own birth.
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Orgasmic birth is considered a key part of a pleasurable childbirth experience Research has shown that having an orgasm during childbirth can increase the baby's oxygen levels, reduce pain, and help to reduce the likelihood of post-partum depression. A person’s fear can be contagious so it is important for birth practitioners to bring in love and trust in order to create an environment that is conducive to orgasmic birth. Debra discusses how a woman's vision for her labor and delivery should include anticipating what the baby might need and not focusing on achieving a specific goal. Orgasmic birth is not just about experiencing sexual pleasure, but also all the other aspects of the experience such as love, connection, and pain relief. We're learning that the way people give birth is important and that there are many different positions that can be used to achieve orgasmic birth. Sexuality is an integral part of everyone's personality, and cannot be separated from other aspects of life. It is important to have good sexual education so that survivors can heal and reclaim their bodies. Birth is a time of great healing and pleasure when it is connected to sexuality.
Orgasm during childbirth helps reduce the likelihood of post-partum depression Fear is contagious, so make sure to promote love and trust Keep the dialogue about organic births flowing Birth is a sacred experience that should be celebrated Sexuality includes all aspects of life including birth.
"When we're creating what I like to call our vision, our wishes, our desires, it's knowing that when you're the person giving laboring and birthing, you only get 50% of your desires and the other 50% is the baby's desires or their needs for safety." - Debra Pascali-Bonaro “Orgasmic birth is to prepare people for the challenge for the intensity, but to also know that there are so many other ways that you can prepare with pleasure with joy, with love, with connection, and that you can have an orgasmic experience in many ways.” - Debra Pascali-Bonaro
"There is something deep and primal and incredible in birth that once you've birthed in that [pleasurable] way, no one will take anything away from you, ever, because that power stays with you.” - Debra Pascali-Bonaro
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