“I believe this is the most well-balanced, truthful, celebration of birth that I have ever viewed.” – Carolyn Rafferty, RNC-OB


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Fox News Health “Can Women Orgasm During Childbirth”


“We should be creating environments and giving women and their partners more intimacy and birth would be easier,” Pascali-Bonaro said.


Self “This Mom Had a 3 Week Long Orgasmic Experience After Giving Birth”

Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Happy Hour Podcast – “I’m having a baby: crazy labor stories” Listen now

A collection of articles and stories by Debra

Birth is a powerful moment in a woman’s life – Newborn Mothers

The Pain to Power Philosophy and How Debra applies it to her doula clients on Prenatal Yoga Center’s Blog

Debra shares the story of her birth-day via #thisishowiwasborn

Orgasmic Childbirth is a THING (New York Magazine’s “Sex Lives” Podcast)

What are Birthgasms? Expert Explains the Science and Misconceptions behind this Neglected Human Right  (Mirror UK)

Labor Orgasms Called Best Kept Secret (ABC-TV 20/20 *video*)

An Interview with Lamaze 2011 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Debra Pascali-Bonaro (Science and Sensibility)

Oh baby, yes! Could you have a big O on your big day? (Pregnancy & Newborn)

Can Women Orgasm During Childbirth? (The Daily Beast)

10 things you never knew about climaxing (Times of India)

Yes! Orgasms During Birth Are Real, Study Suggests (Live Science)


“It’s such a culture where some women actually feel shamed that they have pleasure, because the expectation is pain,” Pascali-Bonaro said. “We have to change that.”


Review of Orgasmic Birth (Stand and Deliver)

Orgasmic Birth Makes Sense (Attach from Scratch Parenting)

Oh Baby: Orgasmic Birth is Totally A Thing (Cosmopolitan)

Do Orgasmic Births Really Happen? (The Huffington Post)

Tu enfanteras dans…elextase! (Grandir autrement)

Orgasmic Birth: Is it what you think? (Parent Map)

Learning to Roar (MindfulMama.com)

Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret (Pregnancy.org)

Giving Birth in America and the BDS Movement with Barghouti and Fletcher (GRITtv *video*)

Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret (Birth 36:3)

Kodiak group explores natural birthing methods (Kodiak Daily Mirror)

Delivering Ecstasy (Science Notes)

Wide spectrum of birth experiences exist (Huntsville Forester)

Ohhh, Baby! The Women Who Experience Orgasms During Childbirth (Marie Claire)

Orgasmic Birth playing at the Algonquin June 10 (The Huntsville Forester)

Celebrating “The Miracle of Birth” at Asilomar (Monterey County Weekly)

Orgasmic Birth Documentary (Type-A Mom)

Can childbirth be orgasmic? (TwinCities.com)

Enjoy the beauty, pleasure of birth (The Olympian)

Filmmaker champions natural childbirth (Pascack Valley Community Life)

Filmmaker explores the joy of childbirth, 400 times over (Times Leader)

For pregnant moms, a pleasurable thought (Star-Ledger)

The joy of childbirth (Columbia Tribune)

Labor Orgasms Called ‘Best-Kept Secret’ (ABC 20-20)

The labor, the delivery, the … orgasm? (The Daily Juggle)

Orgasmic Birth: the Secret is Out (Christiane Northrup, MD)

Orgasms During Childbirth? It Happens (Fox News)

Pioneering midwife crusades for natural birth (USA Today)

Orgasmic Birth (Greenmuze.com review)

Orgasmic Birth filmaker getting noticed (NorthJersey.com)

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind The Hype (Huffington Post)

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind the Hype | Reproductive Justice and Gender (AlterNet)

Review of Orgasmic Birth (Midwifery Today)


This film has the potential to change the world of birth–thereby changing the world!
– Jan Tritten, Midwife & Founder, Editor, Mother of Midwifery Today


Orgasmic Birth: Interview with Debra Pascali-Bonaro (Doulaing UK)

Amazing tale of mum who had an orgasm giving birth (Liverpool Echo)

The pain and pleasure of childbirth (Guardian UK)

Film reveals experience of ‘orgasmic’ birth (Toronto Star)

Is this the last taboo of childbirth? Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! (Daily Mail UK)

Orgasm and Childbirth (The Times (UK))

Yes! Yes! Yes! It’s coming! (Guardian UK)

Abu Dhabi doula (The National UAE)

Delivering Ecstasy (Monterey County Weekly)

Orgazmični porod (Jana)

Rojstvo otroka, rojstvo matere (Dnevnik.si)

Ena najbolj varovanih skrivnosti (Dnevnik.si)

Mães, pais e profissionais de saúde discutem parto com prazer (Parto con Prazer)

Lust fürs Leben (Zeit Wissen)

Folha de São Paulo (Comissão de Cidadania e Reprodução)

Orgasmiline sünnitus – on see tõesti võimalik? (Tarbija 24)

Ну очень приятные роды (ДOБPOE УТРО)

Partorire? Niente dolore quando c’ è l’orgasmo (American Oggi)

“Orgasmic Birth” − ein gut gehütetes Geheimnis (Österreichische Hebammenzeitung)

Женщины нацелены рожать детей с наслаждением (QS Kiev UA News)

Femeile însărcinate au orgasm la naştere (www.tabu.ro)

Parto orgásmico: o segredo mais bem guardado (Absoluta-Online)

¿Podría ser cierto que algunas mujeres tengan partos orgásmicos? (El Mundo)

Sünnitaja vajab teenijannat (Tartu Postimees EE)

Vrouwen moeten orgasme beleven tijdens bevalling (HLN BE)

Orgasmic Birth (KDAF *video*)

Orgasmic Birth (Russian TV *video*)

Orgasmic Birth: The Movie (Mindful Mama *video*)


Featured Press

Birth Issues in Perinatal Care Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret

(Reprinted with permission. Journal compilation © 2009, Wiley Periodicals, BIRTH 36:3)

“Orgasmic Birth, visual storytelling at its best, is Debra Pascali-Bonaro’s response to the crisis in birth today, with its increasing obstetric medicalization of labor and escalating cesarean section rates. It alternates nine birth stories with commentary by midwives, physicians, and educators. Participating mothers offered the filmmakers unusual access to their lives, believing strongly in the value of their personal experiences. Filmed in muted, golden tones in serene, darkened rooms, the movie counters the media’s hysterical depictions of birth and the negative birth stories all too commonly heard these days.” Read more