Pleasure in Birth, with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Today we’ll be talking about pleasure in birth, but what does that even mean, and why is it helpful to the whole birthing process? Debra Pascali-Bonaro has answers. Check it out.

 

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What we talked about:

  • Why is our western birth culture all about pain?
  • How do you define pleasure?
  • Language matters
  • Find the words that work for you
  • Birthing: a 50/50 partnership with your baby
  • Creating your own toolkit for a pleasurable birth
  • How not to have resentment when things don’t go as you’d like?
  • Bringing the love
  • Singing to your baby
  • Honoring the hormonal sequence of birth
  • Seeing the birthing room with new eyes
  • The Austrian birth rooms as centers of wellness
  • How can your team help you out?
  • Are you being heard and respected?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10… how comfortable are you?
  • Using a code word
  • Looking into your sexuality

 

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About Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Lamaze International childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International, Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth”  and the Founder & President of the revolutionary online childbirth class Pain to Power, which prepares expectant mothers, fathers, and partners to be positively prepared for birth and focuses on the intimate and sacred nature of birth. Debra’s passion comes from her over 30 years of working with women, men, midwives, doulas, physicians and nurses in over 40 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!

 

 


 

Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

 

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