Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Orgasmic Birth

Via the Birth Ecology Journal, it's the Orgasmic Birth video:
Orgasmic Birth is a documentary that examines the sexual and intimate nature of birth and the powerful role it plays in women's lives when they are permitted to experience it. This documentary asks viewers to reexamine everything they thought they knew about giving birth and the potential it holds.
Yeah, I know many of you are skeptical about this whole birth-can-be-pleasurable thing. But this is about being open to possibilities. If you are convinced that childbirth can be nothing other than excruciatingly painful, well then, you are likely to have an excruciatingly painful childbirth. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe that might be painful, but it could be just hard work but not especially painful, and it might even be pleasurable, at least you have options.


Kara said...

Thanks for mentioning the Birth Ecology Project!
Blessings, Kara

Julia said...

I think if I'd been able to give birth without benefit of pitocin, there would have been a lot less pain leading up to the birth, making things just a whole lot nicer.

I'd like to experience that, but I have enough kids and 2 out of 2 tries ending up with pitocin isn't a good track record even if I were to go for a 3rd pregnancy.

(And I just had my body worked on under the premise that I was done.)