Friday, December 12, 2008

Orgasmic Childbirth

My friend L sent me a link to an article on Orgasmic Childbirth. I'm curious to know what everyone at TRS thinks about this.


Oxymoron said...

“The phyical touch and nurturing was just really comforting to me,” Larter told ABC. Of the orgasmic birth that resulted she said: “It was happening, and I could hardly breathe, and it was like, ‘oh, that feels good.’ That’s all I could say really.”

Does Matthew McConaughey have a sister?

p-duck said...

Hmm.. I'm a bit speechless. That's about all I can say...

no, seriously, between the back labor, the epidural wearing off, the tearing, the episiotimy, the foreceps, the general pain, daughter ending up in NICU, etc an orgasm was the furthest thing from my mind and body. While I realize that my medical/hospital-based experience is exactly what they're espousing is part of the problem, my circumstances necessitated medical assistance.

In theory, I support the positive approach to birth that the film seems to support. After reading some of the Orgasmic Birth website, I find the approach overlooks the positive aspects of medical care. Indeed, the language is VERY anti-