94 minutes | Oct 4, 2017

Orgasmic Birth: Dancing Babies into the World - Debra Pascali-Bonaro #165

Living in a society that promotes the idea of painful childbirth as the norm, it’s hard for many to imagine that childbirth does not only not have to be painful, but it can actually be orgasmic. Debra Pascali-Bonaro is here to shed light on the myths of childbirth and remind us that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. Debra has trained thousands of doulas and birth professionals around the world in the practices of gentle birth support. She is the creator and director of Orgasmic Birth, a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle. She sees the powerful role birth plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. Debra is a sought-after inspirational speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization, and co-author of the book Orgasmic Birth, Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience. Her newest baby Pain To Power Childbirth is an online childbirth class that will provide you the keys to move from pain to pleasure in childbirth and beyond! An orgasmic birth is not defined as literally having an orgasm during birth — though that’s certainly possible! — rather it describes an overall birth experience that is safe, satisfying, gentle, joyous and pleasure filled. In this episode, Debra shares how mothers can create a birth ambiance that sets them up for a nurturing birth in any setting. We discuss the industrialization of birth and what the typical cascade of medical interventions looks like. Debra also explains the importance of staying connected to your sexuality during birth and many more invaluable pieces of information in this fantastic conversation. It’s time for orgasmic birth to become the cultural norm! As Debra so lovingly puts it, let’s “dance our babies into the world!" EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Show Introduction: Hunt + gather updates: Hunting squirrels, butchering chickens, harvesting acorns and our upcoming course on eating acorns Q&A: Daniel answers your questions on parasites & eating squirrels Introducing Debra Pascali-Bonaro Debra’s passion for birth  Permission to fully experience birth What is orgasmic birth? Industrialized birth What birth looks like around the globe Dancing our babies into the world The typical cascade of medical interventions Staying connected to sexuality during birth Explaining midwives, doulas and dude-las Males delivering babies Creating birth ambiance
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