Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying an Pleasurable Birth Experience

“Despite hundreds of years of negative programming, labor and birth can be a soul-stirring experience! Let Orgasmic Birth be your inspiration to claim a pleasurable, empowering birth.”

—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

Orgasmic Birth:
Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying an Pleasurable Birth Experience
By Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro

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Too many mothers experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. Here is an enlightening program to help mothers and their partners attain the most empowering birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one’s own body and making the best informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birthing.

“To clarify—orgasmic birth does not necessarily mean you experience orgasm but that you birth connected to your body and your baby with feelings of ecstasy and release, as supported by normal physiology. When mothers don’t have this experience, it is usually due to environmental factors and/or interventions that disrupt the process. Orgasmic birth is not a performance standard, but it is a human birthright!”

–Elizabeth Davis

Whether choosing to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance mothers need to design the birth plan that’s best for them. Featuring amazing comments and stories, filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of empowered, intimate childbirth.

Orgasmic Birth: Table of Contents

PART ONE: HOW TO HAVE AN ORGASMIC BIRTH

Step One: Know Birth

Step Two: Know Your Options

Step Three: Be Healthy

Step Four: Be Vibrantly Sexual

Step Five: Expect the Unexpected

Step Six: Orgasmic Birth, Orgasmic Life

ORGASMIC BIRTH: Your Trimester by Trimester Guide

PART TWO: THE STORIES

EXCERPTS from Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying an Pleasurable Birth Experience

“I never expected such a sensual experience—-although I read about births like this, I did not think myself ‘alternative’ enough to have one. I intellectualize things, and people told me my previous labor was probably so long and difficult because I over-thought it.

“But with this birth, the stronger the contractions, the more excited I felt. The orgasmic sensations during second stage were completely unexpected and took me weeks to discuss with anyone. My husband was relieved when I told him—-he was shocked at how sensual the experience had been and was happy it had been so for me.

“Still, I edit out the orgasmic element when telling my story, as most people are not aware of it as a possibility and would think I was completely insane!”

–Virginia W., Bath, England

Please remember that epidural medication can disrupt this potential. If vaginal stretch receptors are numbed, there is no oxytocin flood (nor will there be if Pitocin is administered). This appears to be a general mammalian response; birthing ewes given peridural medication (which is less numbing than an epidural) show dramatically reduced bonding behaviors and interestingly enough, non-pregnant ewes primed with estrogen/progesterone and stimulated vaginally by vibrator respond to newborn lambs as if they were their own. This suggests, quite simply, that vaginal stimulation prompts bonding.

The baby’s oxytocin levels are increasing too, putting it in physical and emotional harmony with the mother. High adrenaline levels in both mother and baby facilitate alertness. Talk about orgasmic—-see how the two primary partners in birth are entrained to one another biologically and energetically.

“After one particular contraction, I told our baby that I was so excited to meet him/her, that I was ready for the birth and that it would be gentle and easy. On the very next contraction, my body started pushing the baby out! I was amazed at how connected I was to my body and my baby. I said the word ‘peace’ as she emerged into this world. My husband and I both caught her as she floated out into the birth pool. It was the most amazing experience of my life.”

–Sita R., Jacksonville, FL

As for the birthing partner, the only place to be is fully with mother and baby, merged with them to the fullest extent. This is true for any intimate participant in birth, and is key to discovering birth’s orgasmic dimensions. Put another way, birth is an experience where the mother is in the lead—-period!

Reviews of Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience

“This book helps women to storm the fortress to snatch back their right to birth unhindered. In considerable detail it tells how a woman can experience birth as empowering and transformative—-as part of personal growth and social evolution. Every pregnant woman should read and cherish this book. ”

–Marsden Wagner, M.D., author, Born in the USA

“Everyone would be benefitted by reading this…ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I’ve ever read! It’s a MUST! BEAUTIFUL, deep, profound and yet so easy to understand! I love the description of how oxytocin works when a woman surrenders, moves inside herself, goes from beta into alpha and theta brainwaves. Oh, if only I had read this before giving birth, I would have enjoyed my two births even more!”

–Facebook review

“This book is full of wisdom about how to prepare for birth—about the natural hormones made by your body that facilitate and ease birth, and how to face any fears you have from growing up in a culture that for so long has taught us to distrust the female body. As practical as it is inspiring, I heartily recommend it to all pregnant women. Your body is a wonder of nature!”

–Ina May Gaskin, author, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

“I am so enjoying Orgasmic Birth! You write like a wise best friend with an enormous depth of understanding about life and birth. I know this book will serve so many! Thank you for all that you do!”

–Facebook review

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Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience by Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Rodale Press
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