The other day I went to lunch with two friends. We started talking about pregnancy and birth and one friend said, “sorry if this is TMI, but my mom told me that she had an orgasm during both of her births!” This is the most exciting news I’ve heard all week!
I had heard of orgasmic birth, but I’d never known of anyone personally that actually experienced it. The timing of this story was also perfect because I had just confirmed a new guest for the Pure Nurture Podcast– the founder of Orgasmic Birth, Debra Pascali-Bonaro. That episode will air in May or June- and I know it’ll be worth the wait!
According to a survey by the PositiveBirth Movement and Channel Mum, 6 percent of women said they had an orgasm during birth or as Debra calls it, a “birthgasm.”
In HypnoBirthing classes we reprogram the negative beliefs about birth that we may have adopted over the years from tv, movies, and other stories we’ve heard about birth from friends, family, and strangers. We begin to replace these stories with positive birth stories and videos showing calm births.
We also help moms that have had a difficult birth to release any fear and tension related to that experience in order to create a new experience for their next birth. If you’re looking for places to find empowering, positive, and maybe even orgasmic birth stories, check out the Orgasmic Birth website and the Orgasmic Birth Film.
Did you experience a calm or orgasmic birth? Or do you know anyone that did? If so, please let us know! I think it is so powerful to share stories of women that have had positive birth experiences (maybe even orgasmic)!