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Orgasmic Birth Video Review

Yes, there is an orgasmic birth video. It’s a documentary on how women can have great, fulfilling births. And sometimes, even have an orgasm during labor.

sensual pregnancy and labor
sensual pregnancy and labor

It paints a very different picture than the normal portrayal of a woman screaming and having the worst time of her life.

The video is an hour and a half and free this month of March, 2019! The creators of the video, Pain to Power, are honoring women for national women’s month.

For all of March, you can have a free, digital 48-hour rental of this amazing orgasmic birth documentary.

I’ve watched it twice and want to share with you the points that stick out to me. The video has a lot more to offer than what I’m writing about. But this will give you some insight into how valuable it is before you decide to spend an hour and a half on it.

The documentary unfolds through the story of 7 separate couples preparing for labor and going through it. As in, you see them naked and the babies coming out. It’s great for someone preparing for birth.

If you love the video, Pain to Power offers birthing classes to help you have an orgasmic birth.

Natural Birth

Pain to Power is all about having natural births. They even go one step further and recommend home births. Home births are done with a midwife present for those who are unfamiliar with the concept.

I had a natural birth at the hospital and think it’s a great thing to do. However, I do have an issue when people talk about natural births as if they are a right of passage.

Laboring naturally is not right for everyone. Some women can’t even get pregnant and labor at all. Just because they adopt does not make them any less of a mother. Choosing to have pain medications does not make someone any less of a mother.

Some of the mothers in the video do talk about how they believe natural labor is a right of passage. Other parents, who did have interventions, were thankful for them.

Intimate Labor
Intimate Labor

Pain to Power does a good job making note that natural is best while not discounting other labor options at the same time.

The most important piece said on this topic notes that women should be given all the information they need to choose the labor that works for them.

Unfortunately, we aren’t usually given that information.

To start with, no one tells us that an orgasm during birth is possible. We have to attend labor classes that are separate from our normal OBGYN care we receive.

Those classes may or may not be covered by insurance. Language barriers can exist with the instructor and learning material which impedes information flow.

The lack of information leads to birthing women being reliant on how the hospital wants to do the birth never knowing there are alternatives that may work better for them as an individual.

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The Point

The experts in the documentary support women getting all the info they need to make an informed decision to have the birth that matches them.

One of the moms in the video says it perfectly. She mentions that if you have a hospital birth just because it’s what everyone does, you’re going to miss out. If you have a hospital birth because you’ve explored your options and have decided that option is your best fit, you’re going to have the birth experience you want.

It’s all about information and giving new mommas the opportunity to choose for themselves.

Sensual Labor

The title of the documentary is Orgasmic Birth. It’s all about having a sensual labor.

Dad holding laboring mother
Dad holding laboring mother

The couples talk about doing a lot of kissing and touching during their labors. Dads are really involved.

Most of the births depicted are home births. You get to see how dads have the opportunity to hold their birthing mommas. That’s not an option in the hospital, at least, it wasn’t at the hospital I birthed at.

On many occasions, the dad can be seen sitting behind his partner holding her. One of the dads gets in the pool for the water birth and holds her and breathes with her.

The dads are able to be involved in a way that my husband was barred from during our hospital labor.

One dad mentions how his partner’s face was pressed against his all sweaty and she was breathing heavy. It felt like sex. They weren’t thinking, just letting the sensations move through them and holding each other tight, being present for one another.

To reinforce the sensualness of labor, the experts talk about how sex and labor are related. The same hormones are released during both, oxytocin and endorphins.

The same physical portions of the body are engaged in both. In the right mind frame, orgasms are possible.

But is it really?

It’s great to say that orgasms are possible, but questions arise in whether or not they actually happen.

I had my doubts. When I first heard about orgasmic birth, I didn’t believe it. I had gone through labor recently myself, and it didn’t seem possible.

The last birthing mother in the video had two orgasms during her birth.

I said something to my husband I thought I’d never say and he thought he’d never hear, “Come look at this woman orgasm.”

All you can see is her face and shoulders. The rest of her body is submerged on the other side of the pool lining.

She’s in the middle of labor and quite clearly has some enjoyable moments.

Real life

Birthing parents
Birthing parents

It’s great that they had an example for the video, but how often does it actually happen?

One expert in the documentary mentions a survey she did in her village in which 21% of the women self reported having orgasms during their labors.

When I shared this video with a couple friends, one responded like she had heard of having an orgasm during birth. I asked her what she knew and she said she found out about it in the middle of birthing one of her kids. As in, she experienced an orgasm during birth.

She had never heard of it before and was completely shocked when it happened. A google search was needed to learn what had happened to her.

One study found that .3% of births are orgasmic. That number is believed to be underestimated as it was midwives who were asked about witnessing an orgasm rather than birthing moms asked if they experienced one.

With how large a taboo it is to talk about orgasms, it is likely that many more women have them who don’t tell anyone.

My friend who experienced it was glad no one was there, including her husband, to see when it happened to her. And she had a hospital birth by the way. It’s not something that only happens during home births.

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Feel the Sensations

One thing I really appreciated while watching Orgasmic Birth was the women mentioning when they were scared. It wasn’t all pleasurable. One woman in particular had an excellent midwife.

The midwife told her it was okay to cry. Gave her the permission that we think we need to feel the sensations of labor. She didn’t tell her to be strong and push through it. She told her it was okay to cry and yell if she needed to.

A couple of the moms in the video expressed how necessary they felt yelling was. It wasn’t always pain related. One equated it to the letting go kind of yelling that happens during sex.

The idea of feeling the sensations, accepting them, and reacting to them is not one we are given. We are given the idea to run from the sensations from labor. One obvious aspect of this is the pushing of pain medication on birthing moms.

But another is when we tell women to push through the pain. Deal with it. How rare it is to be told that it’s okay to feel pain, embrace it, and react to it.

Dad and Mom holding belly
Dad and Mom holding belly

Diversity

Another aspect I noticed was the diversity in the couples who were filmed. They were from several different cultures. Some I’ve never heard of.

But one story in particular was very important. She was a sexual abuse survivor. No one talks about how women who have experienced sexual trauma experience labor.

It’s a topic that isn’t discussed which is why I was very happy to see them address this very important issue in the film. I won’t give away the story. You’ll have to watch the video yourself to hear how she experienced labor in her own words.

The line I took from her story was that she was able to have a birth that made her feel transformed in her body. That’s powerful for a sexual trauma survivor.

Sharing Good Birthing Stories

Near the end of the film, one of the experts mentions that it’s hard to share a good birthing story. Those who experience it are afraid to make those who have bad birthing experiences feel bad. So they keep quite.

Hearing that made me think of a Kristina Kuzmic video I saw recently about clothes wearing. There are tv show segments and magazine articles dedicated to depicting who wore an outfit better and nitpicking the one who didn’t.

Kristina Kuzmic talking about why ‘who wore it better’ segments are crap

It doesn’t matter the subject, we are obsessed with comparing women. And if one women has a better experience, the other is dissed or seen in an unfavorable light. Even worse, we feel down if another women does better than us.

It’s a horrible culture that we need to change. We need to be excited for others having a good experience.

I would love to hear more great birthing stories. Watching this orgasmic birth documentary full of women having sensual birthing experiences makes me want to strive for a better birthing experience.

It’s relieving to know that there are experiences other than what I had and, with the right knowledge, I can have a better experience. We all can.

So ladies, say it with me, “I want an orgasmic birth!”

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Thoughts

I really want to hear from you. Have you had an orgasmic birth? Are you excited at the idea of having one?

Don’t forget to watch the documentary that is free all month long. But remember, you only have 48 hours to watch it when you sign up for it.

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Adrian Holland

OK. As a male of certain age I should possibly have found this a very difficult post to comment on, and a difficult subject to read with any amount of comfort. However that is very much not the case I found your article both informative and very well written.

I found certain aspects of your subject intriguing especially at first the thought of the need for the childbirth video, but as I read further, as with most of your article, it made perfect sense.

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Louis

I know a couple of women in my community who have had longer labours. I don’t think such women would ever believe there was something like an orgasmic birth. Most of these women would rather give birth using pain killers.

I believe each woman should be given all the information she needs regarding birthing methods, and each should pick what suits them. Giving birth at home, does happen to a couple of people, even in this case I think at least a midwife should be available.

Linus Udochukwu Marvellous
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Linus Udochukwu Marvellous

Wow! This is really amazing. I really can’t believe that women can give birth and at the same time have orgasm. This is very amazing and nothing will stop me from watching the video because I will like to know how it works, the process and how the women react when they have orgasm during child birth.

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ajibola40

Thanks for writing this article and sharing from experience from what you see from the video.i have not watch the video but I will like to see all that is in the video in other to see how it works. But never for once have I see  an orgasmic birth and if there is. I will be glad and happy to experience it physically. Thanks

Weird Boi
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Weird Boi

Orgasmic birth I never knew such could occur but it would be nice for a woman to have fun while in labor rather than the usual push and screams we are all used too, never seen such birth before would wanna see such in the near future thou, will give it a try with my partner when the time comes 

Divine13
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Divine13

initially I didn’t have plans to watch the Orgasmic Birth video , but going through thus write up, I have learnt a lot of things, and then I begin to wonder if I could have learnt so much from just a write up, seeing the video and complementing it with this write up should be an expensive paid lecture . So  orgasmic birth is really a thing. I never knew until now

Tolu
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Tolu

Thanks for taking the time to highlight the key points in the video. Even what all you said in your point it is worth viewing. I’m learning of the orgasmic birth for the first time. No doubt natural birth is the best and that is exactly what every would-be mother deserves. However, circumstances do not make every woman go through it. My wife went through serious labor pain when she wanted to give birth to my first two kids, don’t ask me how I knew- I was there with her.  I would watch the video to learn more and might inform… Read more »

Topazdude
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Topazdude

Interesting article! It’s great to be educated on childbirth even if you aren’t currently preparing for it.  I really can’t believe that women can have an orgasm during labor. I learnt in the article that it it paints a very different picture than the normal portrayal of a woman screaming and having the worst time of her life. This is very amazing and nothing will stop me from watching the video because I will like to know how it works. Yes, Pain to Power is all about having natural births. They even go one step further and recommend home births… Read more »

Barrywesley
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Barrywesley

Wow! I have never heard of orgasmic birth before in this my life. I think so much work has been put into this work. And I congratulate PAIN TO POWER  for this great work and making life so simple and easy for pregnant women. And to even think that orgasm is possible during child’s birth, all that comes  to my mind is the pain that comes with the  woman in labour. I am not sure that this knowledge has circulated round the world enough. Especially this part of the world (Nigeria) that I am living in, pregnant women go through… Read more »

Hbee
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Hbee

This is a great article and is very informative- it will be very beneficial for those who are pregnant or wanting to get pregnant as they will know have an idea of what to expect when giving birth. Many women can relate to this article and will be befical to those who are looking for updates information on giving birth. 

Lok Which
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Lok Which

I never knew there is something like orgasmic during labour. This is a must read for every woman and every lady who wants to have a kid of her own. I find this article interesting, informative and educative. I appreciate the brain behind this article. I will be looking forward to more of your article concerning human life because this article will really help women to identify how to go about it during labour.

Sammynathaniels
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Sammynathaniels

I’m not a woman neither am I a doctor or a care giver but I know for such this article is what every pregnant woman (infact every woman) should read. There are a lot to learn when it comes to pregnancy issue and childbirth and no one is ( or can claim to be) an island of knowledge in such area. 

I certainly will show this article to my sister. I’ve also bookmarked this site. I’ll share it with my friends. I think, more people need to see this. 

Olalekan Taliat
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Olalekan Taliat

Wow orgasmic child birth? It will be my pleasure to never let my spouse go through the painful process of child birth. This information is invaluable to me as we always have the excruciating pain to deliberate on. 

Am very happy with this information and I will immediately share with my wife , alas we can both enjoy child birth sensually.

Chris
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Chris

When I saw this article I just had to click on it’s heading…this is definitely the first time I have heard of this pregnancy ‘situation’. 

After reading through your article I have to ask how frequently this sort of thing has happened…and why are we only really getting to hear about it now? Simply put, how far back have medical professionals and pregnancy professionals known this kind of thing can happen?

Very interesting article. 

Gracen
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Gracen

Hi Nicole, wow, this is new, I mean the possibility of having orgasm during labour. Natural birth is great, however the pangs that comes with it during labour can be discouraging to women that has zero tolerance for labour pangs. I remember vividly my friend that gave birth to her first baby few years back. After going through natural birth, she decided to opt for CS during the birth of her second child. So is different stroke for different folks.Although one thing I love about natural births is that once the baby comes out, the joy of holding one’s child… Read more »

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jaykaynigltd

This is a great article. This not a typical everyday article. At first it sounds and looks weird but reading through  the article the pieces fell in place. I am hearing of the orgasmic birth for the first time in my life even though I have two children! Until you experience it first-hand you will still have some wired feeling about it. As any woman especially mothers about painless child birth and the straight answer you get is “Epidural”. This will be a wonderful experience for any woman who give birth with this method; orgasmic birth, as opposed to the… Read more »

Ola
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Ola

My mother experienced hard labour sometimes last year which almost took her life but God saved her life. Before then someone has told her about organism birth but she never believed anything of such because this is the second time she is experiencing this.

The video you shared is an eye opener for me and I think its a must for every woman to watch

Ken
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Ken

I am a father of 3 healthy boys. all 3 born c-section. I have also been in the healthcare field for over 30 years, delivered 5 babies outside the controlled environment of a hospital. Looking at kid birth as a natural occurrence I never really thought of it as orgasmic. 

After reading this post I guess it’s possible. I really cannot think of any questions since everything is really covered throughout this article.

Fasuan
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Fasuan

I have to say, this is a wonderful post and an amazing writeup. Giving birth are very sensitive times that can’t be forgotten due to the experiences involved, the anxiety and the fear. When I had my first born it was very difficult and being the first one then I think most ladies feel the same way too, the second wasn’t as hard though but still, no childbirth is a joke. 

JealousLi
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JealousLi

Interesting views have never been heard before. I remember when I was in the delivery room, the nurse said not to shout loudly, so as not to waste power. I have to make myself relatively quiet during the whole process. It should be more informed by the expectant mothers, and the midwifery nurses should also know more.  Expectant mothers should enjoy the process instead of fear.

Matt's Mom
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Matt's Mom

Boy, I don’t know.  I had three children, and I would not say that any of my deliveries were even close to orgasmic!  Wow, that would have been nice.  My final delivery was natural, but very painful.  All three were painful and I cannot see how an orgasm could have entered into it.  I guess it is all about state of mind maybe?