“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!”
–Ina May Gaskin, author, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience
By Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Now translated into seven languages, Orgasmic Birth is the groundbreaking, next-level resource for mothers/birthing persons and their partners wanting to attain the most empowering, ecstatic birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can induce feelings of intense pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of your own body and making your best decisions for 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 this doesn’t happen, it is usually due to environmental factors and/or interventions that disrupt the process. Orgasmic birth is not a performance standard, but it is every woman’s birthright!”
Wherever you choose to have your baby, Orgasmic Birth provides all the essential tools and guidance needed to design the birth plan that’s best for you. Featuring amazing comments and stories, filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind international resource holds the key to empowered, intimate, joyous 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
EXCERPT 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
Did you know that epidural medication can disrupt this potential?
If vaginal stretch receptors are numbed, there is no flood of ecstasy-producing oxytocin. Other mammals show the same response: birthing ewes given peridural medication (less numbing than an epidural) showed dramatically reduced bonding behaviors with their newborns, whereas non-pregnant ewes primed with estrogen/progesterone and stimulated vaginally by vibrator responded to newborn lambs as if they were their own.
Put simply, vaginal stimulation prompts bonding.
The baby’s oxytocin levels increase in labor too, putting it in physical and emotional receptivity to its mother. Increased amounts of adrenaline in mother/birthing person and baby facilitate high levels of sensitivity and alertness. Talk about orgasmic—-see how the two primary partners in birth are one, both 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.”
As for the role of the birthing person’s partner, it’s simple: the only place to be is fully with mother/baby and merged with them to the fullest extent. This is true for any intimate participant in birth, and it is the key to experiencing birth’s orgasmic dimensions.
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 benefited 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!“
“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.”
“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!”