Has anyone seen the documentary or read the book?
I am making this my goal for my last baby.
What do you ladies think of this?
This was the video that my MW recomended for DD1 to watch while I was pregnant with DD2. It shows great natural birth with noises, but also women very raw and natural. It was nice. I think I will try and find it again and show it to both girls.
DD1 loved watching it. She requested it all the time up until DD2 was born, then we returned the video and have not talked about it at all.
I do love the idea, but i think it is something that comes natural to some people and not to others.... I would love it if it would happen to me!
thanks for the review! i know i was skeptical about 'orgasmic birth' when Ina May Gaskin referenced it. but after my last birth, it was something i was willing to start saying 'hmmmmm- i think i can see how it could be described as that.' though i can't watch birth movies. i cry way too hard. i cover my face. it's too raw. it's too intimate. and every baby that emerges causes me to burst out sobbing.
that said, i look forward to labor, i love the contractions, i love the opening up, i didn't love the pushing last time (but that was the first birth i didn't, my first 3 births i loved pushing), but i remember feeling like the baby and i were working together and that this last little one helped birth herself. when my friend talked about the terrible pain in her 4th birth that led to epidural and screaming and anxiety, she said 'you know- you've had natural births' and i had to realize that no, i didn't have extreme pain, anxiety, or screaming (yelling when pushing, yes) or anything that felt horrible. it was beautiful. it was peaceful, it was a completion and a joy and i am so glad i had the chance to experience it, because i can be more enthusiastic about women and natural birth than ever before.
ecstatic birth is something i can say i experienced with my last 3 births. 3 amazing, overflowing with joy experiences that have each been unique and beautiful and challenging in their own way. i think i'm expecting/anticipating something like it again. i wouldn't say 'orgasm' applies, while orgasmic does.
my last birth wasn't painless, but i can't remember feeling in pain or overwhelmed or in fact feeling anything negative at all. natural birth has a healing and completion to it that i am overjoyed to be facing again. my caregivers are also wonderful and i will do whatever i can to have my midwife on hand, as the intimacy and trust we've built over the last 2 births has certainly helped me birth with greater joy and satisfaction.
i just watched orgasmic birth online. it was so refreshing to see so many mamas and different births. i would love to have a home birth, but i simply cannot have one in the place that i live. maybe for our second child. we will however be giving birth at a 5 star birthing center that has a giant tub in our room, which i plan to be in. water birth has always appealed to me-so if i can't have one at home, by god i'll do it in the hospital.