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Tell Mommy: Your Thoughts on Orgasmic Birth

Bringing sexy back in the delivery room? While lots of women say they are more in touch with their bodies while pregnant, doula, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, takes that concept to an entirely different level encouraging women to enjoy labor to the point of orgasm as their baby births. Couples allowed cameras to roll as delivering mothers climaxed (or came close) in a documentary called, Orgasmic Birth.

In the film, Christina Northrup says, “When the baby’s coming down the birth canal, remember, it’s going through the exact same positions as something going in, the penis going into the vagina, to cause an orgasm."

What is your opinion on this concept?

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William3020202 William3020202 3 years
I remember one TV show, had a character arguing that birth should be sensuous, and used a massage technique... I wondered at the time if we were missing something obvious.
quivondra quivondra 7 years
i felt a lot better when the pushing phase of my labor began since my contractions were so painful. I had natural childbirth and although I can *kind* of see where they're coming from in regards to the delivery feeling good (for me I felt relief while pushing)... but the comment about something coming out feels as good as something going in... that's BS. I don't know about you, but when I'm having sex, I'm not having contractions...
mitzvahsha mitzvahsha 7 years
I read somewhere that sexual stimulation can reduce pain. Perhaps the orgasm is induced to reduce the pain of childbirth?
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I cant imagine anything that would be less apropriate or wanted at that stage. youre basically comparing a pickle cucumber to a watermelon. Gigantic differnece as far as size, elasticity, pain, etc go. I also wonder, why? Im not uptight or afraid of my sexuality, but why exactly should an orgasim, a sexual feeling, be paired with birthing a baby?
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
Having given birth, I can say....it was many things, but most definitely *NOT* orgasmic...
cleo777 cleo777 7 years
Are you kidding me? No way in hell is sex going to happen at a time like that...
luv2blazy luv2blazy 7 years
Weird.
luv2blazy luv2blazy 7 years
Weird.
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 7 years
You are delivering a baby not having sex! Totally inappropriate!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
OKAY...MY QUESTION ISN'T HOW...ITS WHY?! why would anyne want to feel an orgasm while delivering their baby?! I dont care how good it feels thats so gross!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
OKAY...MY QUESTION ISN'T HOW...ITS WHY?! why would anyne want to feel an orgasm while delivering their baby?! I dont care how good it feels thats so gross!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
WHA?!?!!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
WHA?!?!!
mhg mhg 7 years
oh for crying out loud...i'm all for natural, drug-free childbirth and for a woman taking charge of the process, but come on. orgasmic birth? really?
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
while i would have enjoyed an orgasm so much more than the pain of childbirth i just don't see how it is possible... if a lot of people where achieving it i would give it a go (like sign up for a class or something), who wouldn't want pleasure over pain? but again, really i don't see how it is possible; and what a funny class that would be, can you imagine when signing up for birthing classes having the option to sign up for the "big O" class too!
meandtheo meandtheo 7 years
while i would have enjoyed an orgasm so much more than the pain of childbirth i just don't see how it is possible...if a lot of people where achieving it i would give it a go (like sign up for a class or something), who wouldn't want pleasure over pain? but again, really i don't see how it is possible; and what a funny class that would be, can you imagine when signing up for birthing classes having the option to sign up for the "big O" class too!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 7 years
to each their own I guess but it seems to me this would take away from the miracle and beauty (and pain and messiness!) of child birth
jessie jessie 7 years
ummm...it reminds of a penis never getting near that area again...at least for quite some time..:rotfl:
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I'm good without one at that point, thanks.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I don`t know very much about this concept....but to me, a child passing through your vagina is a LOT different than a penis!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
didnt we all just discuss this yesterday?
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