Ep. 101 – Why Pleasure Matters with Dr. Nan Wise

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When we are cut off from pleasure pathways, mental and physical health can decline. Listen in as this week’s expert guest, @askdoctornan sits on @OrgasmicBirth to share tools for managing stress and gaining access to our brain’s pleasure center.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #PleasureBirth #PleasureMatters #Neuroscience #StressManagement #EmotionalIntelligence #ParentingTips #SexTherapy #SelfCare #Mindfulness

Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 100 – Similarities Between Preparing for an Orgasmic Birth and Sex with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

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Societal norms have long obscured the innate sexuality of the birthing process. This week on @OrgasmicBirth’s 100th episode, we will be diving into how the taboo of discussing birth’s connections to sex and pleasure has deprived women of a sense of safety during labor and delivery.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #Sexuality #BirthPleasure #SexBirthConnection #MindfulBirth #SensualBirthSpace

Ep. 99 – It’s a Business Doing Pleasure! with Alexandra Fine

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This week on @OrgasmicBirth: navigating the complex issues around childbirth and women’s sexuality, and the stigma around female pleasure, featuring special guest, @dameproducts CEO, Alexandra Fine.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #Birthingbody #birthworks #femalesexuality #sexualhealth #womenshealth #womenempowerment

Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 98 – VBAC Facts: Demystifying Common Misconceptions with Decades of Evidence with Jen Kamel

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Debunk the #VBAC myths! In our new episode of @OrgasmicBirth, VBACFacts Founder, Jen Kamel shares the truth about VBAC candidacy, risks & more as proven by extensive research.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #VBACfacts #VBACeducation #BirthChoices #EvidenceBasedBirth #EmpoweredBirth #CesareanRecovery #VaginalBirth #MaternalHealth
Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 97 – Preparing for a Positive Cesarean Birth with Nicole Heidbreder and Amir Niroumand

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Tune in to this week’s episode of @OrgasmicBirth and hear Birth doula trainer, Nicole Heidbreder and her partner, Amir Niroumand talk about their story of healing, community support, & vision for a “magnificent C-section” honoring their transition to parenthood.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #VBAC #CesareanBirth #BirthPreparation #FertilityJourney #PregnancyLoss #BirthPlans #CesareanBirth #PlannedCesarean #Healing #CommunitySupport #BirthChoices #BirthingExperience #MedicalDecisions #DoulaStories
Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 96 – Tips for a Gentle Cesarean Birth with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

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Prepare yourself to positively welcome your new baby, whether birth unfolds as planned or requires flexibility. Tune in to this episode of the @OrgasmicBirth to learn invaluable guidance on ensuring your needs and wishes are respected and met.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #VBAC #CesareanBirth #BirthPreparation #BirthHealing #BirthChoices #MindfulBirth #WaterBirthCeremony #SensoryBirth
Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 95 – It’s Not Pain, It’s Power with Carina Devi Part 2

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Join us for part 2 of It’s Not Pain, It’s Power conversation here at @OrgasmicBirth with Carina Devi and hear the exquisite highs women can experience during birth #OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #intuitivebirth #trusttheprocess #maternalstrength #positivebirthprep
Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 94 – It’s Not Pain, It’s Power with Carina Devi Part 1

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Ready to reclaim the power and pleasure of birth? Join us for an inspiring conversation @OrgasmicBirth with Carina Devi about preparing the mind & body for an empowered labor experience.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #EmpoweredBirth #NaturalBirth #BirthWithoutFear #BirthEmpowerment #BirthYourWay
Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep. 93 – How To Have A Lot More Wow And A Lot Less Ow In Labor with Rachel Yellin

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Discover powerful yet simple techniques to downregulate stress and align with your body’s wisdom for birth on the latest @OrgasmicBirth with Childbirth Educator, Rachel Yellin where they share how to experience more “WOW” in labor
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #BirthPreparation #BirthEmpowerment#MindfulBirth #NervousSystemRegulation #BirthEducation
Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to Positively Prepare for birth and parenting.

Ep.91 – 5 Pillars of Pleasure with Lovisa Dahl

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An empowered birth is a celebration of female power rediscovered. Learn how to achieve comfort, privacy, and sensory experiences during childbirth this week on @OrgasmicBirth with birth mentor, Lovisa Dahl.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #birthintuition #birthpreparation #womenempowerment #pleasurebirth #birthgasm

Ep.90 – Beyond the Hospital: Reclaiming Birth Autonomy with Dr. Stuart Fischbein

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Beyond interventions— it’s about empowerment! In this episode of @OrgasmicBirth, Dr. @reteachbreech shares how moving from a fear-based medical model to woman-centered care can help women navigate modern birthing options with confidence.
#OrgasmicBirth #Podcast #birthautonomy #informedconsent #birthchoice #empoweredbirth

In this insightful episode of the Orgasmic Birth podcast, host Debra Pascali-Bonaro enlightens listeners on the power of making informed decisions during childbirth. She introduces the ‘BRAINS’ acronym as a tool for expectant mothers and their support teams to navigate the myriad of choices and challenges that arise during birth. From exploring the benefits and risks of various birth interventions to trusting one’s intuition and setting boundaries, Debra guides listeners through each letter of ‘BRAINS’, offering a comprehensive approach to achieving a pleasurable and positive birth experience.

Ep. 89 – Use your BRAINS for Your Orgasmic Birth: Empowering Decisions and Joyful Journeys

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How can understanding and using your ‘BRAINS’ transform your childbirth experience into a positive and empowering journey?

In this insightful episode of the Orgasmic Birth podcast, host Debra Pascali-Bonaro enlightens listeners on the power of making informed decisions during childbirth. She introduces the ‘BRAINS’ acronym as a tool for expectant mothers and their support teams to navigate the myriad of choices and challenges that arise during birth. From exploring the benefits and risks of various birth interventions to trusting one’s intuition and setting boundaries, Debra guides listeners through each letter of ‘BRAINS’, offering a comprehensive approach to achieving a pleasurable and positive birth experience.

Ep. 88 – Empowering Your Birth: Sabine Dietz’s Orgasmic Journey in a Hospital Setting

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Join us on a transformative journey with our inspiring guest, Sabine Dietz in the latest episode of the Orgasmic Birth Podcast, where we delve deep into the art and science of achieving an empowering and orgasmic birth, even in the most unlikely places like a hospital. Discover how Sabine conquered her fears to experience a blissful orgasmic birth in a German hospital and learn from Debra’s profound insights on how to create a serene and sensuous atmosphere for childbirth, regardless of the setting. Whether you’re a first-time expectant mother feeling anxious about labor or a seasoned parent searching for a more fulfilling birth experience, this episode is a must-listen.

Ep. 87 – Insights into How and Why Informed Choice Matters with Dr. Elliot Berlin

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How can making informed choices in childbirth empower both parents and practitioners and what does it truly mean to have an empowered birth experience? In this episode, Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC delves into the significance of informed choices in childbirth, exploring the journey from fertility challenges to empowered birth experiences. Dr. Berlin shares his personal and professional insights, highlighting the importance of understanding options and the impact of those choices on the childbirth experience. This episode is a deep dive into how knowledge and choice can transform the birth journey for parents and caregivers alike.

Ep. 86 – Empower Your Birth: Transforming Trauma into Pleasure with Moran Liviani

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In this transformative episode of the Orgasmic Birth Podcast, host Debra Pascali-Bonaro explores the complex journey from childbirth trauma to empowering and pleasurable birth experiences with guest Moran Liviani. As a seasoned birth doula, Lamaze educator, hypnobirthing practitioner, and placenta encapsulation specialist, Moran offers valuable insights and personal reflections on overcoming past traumas, facing unconscious beliefs, and fostering a supportive environment for birth.

Ep. 85 – Lisa Strohdach’s Journey to a Harmonious Breech Birth at Home

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Join us as we welcome Lisa Strohdach, a mother, doula, pregnancy yoga instructor and orgasmic birth practitioner i.t. who’s here to share the intimate details of her peaceful and empowering breech homebirth. From the symbolic preparation of drawing a mandala on her belly to the final moments of birthing her son into the world, Lisa takes us on a journey marked by deep connection to her body and unwavering trust in the birth process.

Ep. 84 – Embracing Pleasure: Breaking the Taboo of Orgasmic Birth

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In this episode of the Orgasmic Birth Podcast, acclaimed host Debra Pascali Bonaro delves into the unspoken barriers surrounding pleasure and orgasmic birth. With deep insights on societal stigmas, the impact of cultural and religious beliefs, and the fear of misunderstanding, Debra presents a revolutionary approach to birthing—one that encompasses love, pleasure, and emotional well being. Discover how embracing the concept of pleasure can lead to a transformative birthing experience, reduce fear and anxiety, enhance the mind body connection, and foster a compassionate birthing environment. With firsthand accounts and expert perspectives, this episode challenges societal norms, uplifts the power of positive birthing experiences, and dares listeners to join the orgasmic birth evolution.

Ep. 83 – Empowering Birth: Insights for a Positive Experience and Pleasurable Birth

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Want to have a positive birth experience even in the hospital? In this episode, labor and delivery nurse Jen Hamilton shares her wisdom for having a positive and pleasurable hospital birth. She provides tips on feeling safe and comfortable in the hospital environment, choosing your ideal support person, communicating your needs to your care team, and mentally preparing for the sensations of labor. It’s time to erase fears and replace them with feel-good vibes. Get ready to enjoy birth on a whole new level!

Ep. 82 – A Mother’s View as a Doula: Ushering in the Next Generation with Lori Cosgrove

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In what ways does providing unwavering, compassionate support can reshape the experiences of childbirth and parenting?

In this moving conversation, host Debra Pascali Bonaro explores the concept of community support during pregnancy and birth by interviewing Lori Cosgrove. Lori shares her poignant journey from trauma and healing to empowering the next generation.

Ep. 81 – Birthing High with Marina Lembo

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Are you aware of the benefits of our natural flow of hormones? In this eye-opening episode, midwife Marina Lembo shares her profound wisdom about birthing high – harnessing the power of our natural hormones to facilitate easier, safer births. She explains how activities like hugging, dancing, laughing, and relaxing prompt our bodies to release healthy hormones like oxytocin and endorphins. Meanwhile, common hospital interventions like restrictions on eating/drinking and separation from loved ones spike stress hormones like adrenaline, leading to complications. Marina details the cascading benefits of optimizing hormones during labor and birth, from easier breathing transitions to immediate breastfeeding success, stronger immunity, and even positive epigenetic effects. She delivers an empowering message: no matter what twists and turns a birth story takes, we can tap into our inner “pharmacy” to bathe our babies in hormonal health.

Ep. 80 – Painfree Orgasmic Birth with Marie Gaboriau

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Today, we delve into the transformative journey of Marie Gaboriau, as she shares her profound experiences with childbirth and the impact it had on her perspective of the body, birth, and parenting. Marie challenges societal narratives around delivery, emphasizing the importance of redesigning how we perceive our bodies and the birthing process. From unexpected pregnancies to orgasmic births, Marie’s story unfolds as a testament to the power of intuition, presence, and surrender in the birthing journey.

Our guest, Marie Gaboriau, is an embodiment specialist and Ortho-Bionomy practitioner. With a background in remedial massage and years of training in Ortho-Bionomy, Marie combines her expertise in anatomy with an intuitive approach to guide her clients toward physical and emotional alignment. Inspired by her birthing experiences, Marie has become a passionate advocate, empowering individuals to trust their bodies and embrace a more intuitive approach to childbirth and parenting.

Ep. 79 Ecstasy in Birth: To Give Birth in Ecstasy with Dr. Marie-Pierre Goumy

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Embark on an exciting journey exploring the pleasure and incredible possibilities of an ecstatic birthing experience. This exploration incorporates acupuncture, singing, haptonomy, osteopathy, and various practices, revealing extraordinary opportunities within the transformative dimensions of childbirth. Get ready for a journey beyond the ordinary!

Doctor Marie-Pierre Goumy, a respected French physician, acupuncturist, homeopath, and author, guides people through transformative childbirth experiences. Her acupuncture, homeopathy, and medical expertise is blended with traditional practices and modern insights. Known for Tu Accoucheras dans l’extase (“You Will Give Birth in Ecstasy”), Dr. Goumy is dedicated to breaking generational cycles and changing the childbirth narrative. Going beyond the physical, she explores psychological and spiritual aspects, offering insights for a positive and ecstatic birthing experience.

Ep. 78 – What Orgasmic Birth Can Teach Us About Having a Great Sex Life

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Don’t miss this episode if you’re ready to redefine pleasure in birth, parenting, and birthwork! We explore not only the techniques for achieving orgasmic births but also the often-overlooked aspects of postpartum sex and reclaiming one’s sexual life after childbirth. Our insightful guest navigates the political landscape surrounding the cultural tendency to sterilize and desexualize birth, shedding light on the empowering potential of intuitive, instinct-driven birthing experiences.

Ep. 77 – Birth Trauma – Why Preparing for an Orgasmic Birth Matters

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Discover the secrets to an orgasmic birth that not only empowers you but also prevents birth trauma. In this captivating podcast episode, we delve into the profound connection between pleasure, intimacy, and childbirth. Uncover the four essential elements for a positive birth experience and learn how to cultivate respect, informed decision-making, and strong relationships with your care team. Gain insights into building effective communication skills, creating a respectful birth environment, and harnessing the power of pleasure as part of your labor preparation.

Ep. 76 – The Impact of Early Life on Love, Sex, Pleasure & Procreation with Nicole Moore

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Discover the transformative power of pleasure in childbirth and parenting in this episode. Join host Debra Pascali Bonaro as she engages in a candid and enlightening conversation with Nicole Moore. Together, they explore how early life experiences can shape our perspectives on love, intimacy, and procreation, emphasizing that it’s never too late to heal and rewrite our narratives. Nicole’s journey, from embracing birth as a beautiful bounty full experience to her profound work with the Birth Into Being Method, illustrates how cultivating pleasure can pave the way for an empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience, fostering a beautiful feedback loop with our children. Tune in now to gain insights on understanding your own imprints and using this understanding to access the courage to assert yourself in this pivotal phase of life with Nicole Moore.

Ep. 75 – Embracing the Goddess Within: Empowering Pregnancy and Postpartum through Prenatal Massage and Touch with Melissa Hailemelekot

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Get ready to embrace massage, touch, and pleasure! In this episode, certified prenatal massage therapist Melissa Hailemelekot shares the profound benefits of bodywork before, during, and after birth. Listen in as Melissa guides us through practical techniques to find comfort, empowerment, and bliss in pregnancy and new motherhood.

Ep. 74 – Orgasmic Birth as an Ocean with Annie Weiler

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In this powerful episode, new mom Annie shares the transformative story of her 68-hour home birth journey surrounded by her loving family. She describes the ocean-like sensations of her long yet pleasurable labor and birth, the vital support of her doula and midwife, and the incredible bonding experience with her baby and relatives. Annie offers inspiration to other expectant mothers on embracing the waves of labor, trusting your body’s wisdom, and savoring each moment.

Ep. 73 – Moving from Fear to Confidence in preparing for your Orgasmic Birth with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

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Do you want to move from fear to confidence in childbirth? In this episode, Debra explores the common fears and anxieties around childbirth that often go unaddressed. She explains that while fear is a normal response, when not addressed, it can negatively impact the birthing experience by making it longer, more painful and increasing interventions. Debra guides us to identify and openly acknowledge our deepest worries.

Ep. 72 – Ecstatic Birth: Nature, Intention and Laughter with Lindsey Marie

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Curious about the positive impact of setting intentions for a fulfilling childbirth journey?

Join Lindsey Marie as she shares her transformative birth experiences, emphasizing nature’s connection and the role of healing. Explore the power of connection to your body, baby, and partner, the importance of preparation for childbirth, how to use laughter as a tool for birth, and learn how to approach childbirth with intention and creativity for a fulfilling journey. Let’s dive into Lindsey’s journey of exploring how she can have influence over her pregnancy and childbirth by tapping into an inner strength and love for all beings that will change her life forever.

Ep. 71 – Magic of Midwives with Heather Drumgoole

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Empowering oneself through knowledge, embracing intimate and joyful experiences during pregnancy, and choosing a birthing environment that aligns with one’s values and preferences can transform childbirth into a deeply personal and ecstatic journey, challenging the conventional narratives around birthing!

Ep. 70 The Role of Sexual Empowerment in Women’s Empowerment with Dr. Danielle Harel

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Childbirth is not just a physical act; it’s the ultimate confluence of sensuality, power, and transformation! Join Dr. Danielle Harel as she redefines the concept of the intersection of sexuality and childbirth. Emphasizing the transformative power of breath and mindful movement, she reveals how the pelvic floor is the nexus of empowerment. Challenging societal norms, Dr. Harel paints birth as an orgasmic, sensual experience. Tune in, reconnect with your body, and explore the potent blend of sexuality in motherhood. Don’t miss this enlightening journey!

Ep. 69 – Black Wombs Unbound with Shawnee Benton Gibson

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Imagine unlocking the healing power of pleasure during the miraculous journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Dive with us into a transformative conversation that challenges old norms and redefines birthing narratives with Shawnee Benton Gibson.
Shawnee Benton Gibson, LMSW / FDLC, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spirit of A Woman (S.O.W.) Leadership Development Institute, an organization established in 2002 and designed to educate, elevate and effect positive and sustainable transformation in the lives of individuals, groups, families and communities. Under Shawnee’s leadership and vision, S.O.W. offers innovative coaching, counseling, workshop and training experiences to individuals, groups and organizations seeking to expand their power, purpose and impact in the world. Ms. Benton Gibson is a graduate of New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and is a licensed practitioner with over 28 years of professional experience in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery, adolescent development, individual, family and group counseling, women’s health, birth equity, social justice, grief, loss, bereavement and trauma.

Ep. 68 – Cut Open, Wounds Healed with Taylor O’Bryan

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Today, Taylor O’Bryan unfolds a story that challenges conventions, delving into relationships, unforeseen turns, and the inherent potency of birth. Taylor’s sister emerges as an indispensable pillar of support, while her own rituals provide solace amid the unpredictable. Her journey emanates empowerment, revealing the resilience of birth demands and highlighting the vulnerability, strength, connection, and birth’s profound transformation.

Ep. 67 – Why Birth Can Unleash Your Greatest Sexual Potential with Londin Angel Winters

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Dive into the world of post-childbirth intimacy with our guest Londin Angel Winters. Drawing from her experience of giving birth to her daughter Ava at 48, she shares her story of how surrendering to the process opened her up to a new level of orgasmic pleasure and connection with her partner. Learn how couples can stay connected amidst newborn challenges through synchronized breathing, deep understanding, and the magic of sexual yoga. For those seeking more, London offers insights from her books and courses.

A must-listen for anyone navigating relationships after welcoming a baby!

Ep. 66 – Positive Midwife-led Hospital Birth with Doula

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Dive into this episode as Merri Gruesser takes us on her journey from an expectant mother to a DONA-certified doula. Be prepared to be swept up in Merri’s tales of preparation, determination, and resilience during her own childbirth. Discover how she maintained unwavering optimism during the intense 3.5-hour push to delivery. Listen in as she uncovers the obstacles she overcame, the strategies she used to manage pain, and her passionate plea for every mother-to-be to embrace knowledge. This isn’t just Merri’s story; it’s a call to action for all expecting mothers to step into their birth experience with confidence and strength. Don’t miss out!

Ep. 65 – Birth and Sex: What’s Holding you Back from Finding Pleasure in Childbirth?​

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Why are both childbirth and sex often taboo subjects that evoke shame and silence rather than being seen as a fulfilling and completely natural sexual experience?

In order to discuss this, Debra Pascali Bonaro explores the connection between birth and sex, tackling taboos and shared characteristics like movement and sound. She highlights the harm in separating birth from sexuality and emphasizes understanding anatomy in both contexts, uncovering historical medical practices that disassociates birth from sexuality. Debra urges reclaiming birth’s empowering and sensual aspects, paralleling intimacy and birth while addressing fear and stress. In today’s episode, listeners are encouraged to challenge taboos, infuse pleasure, and reflect on their beliefs, inviting them to share birth stories and offering comprehensive childbirth education to honor the profound link between birth and sex.

Ep. 64 – Fear Vs Courage in Childbirth with Betty-Ann Davis

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Are you letting fear dictate your birth choices?

In this episode, Betty Ann Davis, an experienced midwife, discusses the culture of fear surrounding childbirth and breech birth. She advocates for normalizing breech birth as a safe option and emphasizes the importance of empowering women with evidence-based information. The conversation calls for a shift towards a more inclusive and empowering approach to childbirth practices.

Betty-Anne Daviss MA, RM has been a midwife for 47 years on various continents and a researcher in the social sciences and clinical epidemiology for 30. She cites learning from traditional midwives from Guatemala to Afghanistan as one of the highlights of her career. While acting as the project coordinator for the Safe Motherhood Initiative of FIGO in 2004, the follow-up to the Term Breech Trial was published, and she switched focus to searching across Europe for best breech practice. She has provided lectures in China, India, Africa, and Latin America on Human Rights in Childbirth, using the return to breech as one model solution.
Leen is a mother of 3, a mom of 2, and married to her soulmate. After the birth of her son, she felt the calling to become a birthkeeper. She is a birth and death doula, Doula trainer, Pregnancy yoga teacher, Hypnobirthing teacher, Birth photographer, Vice president of the Belgian Federation of Doula’s. After the beautiful orgasmic births of their own children, she wanted to experience the magic of pregnancy and birth one last time, so they decided to become a surrogate family.
How can we build a cohesive team that fosters collaborative care in childbirth? Explore this conversation between Debra Pascali Bonaro and Ibu Robin Lim, and learn about the transformative impact of doulas, midwives, and respectful birthing environments.

In this episode, they also discuss the importance of respectful and gentle prenatal care, the recognition of doulas as essential caregivers, and the collaboration between midwives and doulas, highlighting the significance of preserving the baby’s blood supply through delayed cord clamping and emphasizing the need for cohesive teams and access to safe and culturally sensitive care. They also mention Robin Lim’s books and the opportunity to support Bumi Sehat through donations. Overall, it serves as a call to action for creating positive childbirth experiences and celebrating the miracle of every birth.
Don’t miss this conversation on embracing pleasure in childbirth!
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Ep. 63 Gifts of Pregnancy, Orgasmic Birth and Parenting with Leen Leysen​

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In this powerful and inspiring episode, Leen Leysen, a doula and hypnobirthing teacher, shares her three unique birthing experiences and her incredible journey as a surrogate mother for a gay couple. Throughout her journey, Leen highlights the significance of trusting the birthing process, making informed choices, and surrounding oneself with a supportive and loving birth team. Her story exemplifies the power of love, connection, and empowered birth experiences.

Leen is a mother of 3, a mom of 2, and married to her soulmate. After the birth of her son, she felt the calling to become a birthkeeper. She is a birth and death doula, Doula trainer, Pregnancy yoga teacher, Hypnobirthing teacher, Birth photographer, Vice president of the Belgian Federation of Doula’s. After the beautiful orgasmic births of their own children, she wanted to experience the magic of pregnancy and birth one last time, so they decided to become a surrogate family.
How can we build a cohesive team that fosters collaborative care in childbirth? Explore this conversation between Debra Pascali Bonaro and Ibu Robin Lim, and learn about the transformative impact of doulas, midwives, and respectful birthing environments.

In this episode, they also discuss the importance of respectful and gentle prenatal care, the recognition of doulas as essential caregivers, and the collaboration between midwives and doulas, highlighting the significance of preserving the baby’s blood supply through delayed cord clamping and emphasizing the need for cohesive teams and access to safe and culturally sensitive care. They also mention Robin Lim’s books and the opportunity to support Bumi Sehat through donations. Overall, it serves as a call to action for creating positive childbirth experiences and celebrating the miracle of every birth.
Don’t miss this conversation on embracing pleasure in childbirth!
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Ep. 62 Changing the world with love one birth at at time with Ibu Robin Lim ​

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Join Debra Pascali Bonaro and Suzannah Weiss as they explore the transformative power of pleasure in childbirth. Discover how living orgasmically can heal trauma, cultivate breast sensitivity through massage, and create a birth plan that supports orgasmic births. Uncover techniques for staying calm during labor and envisioning the energy of your baby spiraling around you.

How can we build a cohesive team that fosters collaborative care in childbirth? Explore this conversation between Debra Pascali Bonaro and Ibu Robin Lim, and learn about the transformative impact of doulas, midwives, and respectful birthing environments.

In this episode, they also discuss the importance of respectful and gentle prenatal care, the recognition of doulas as essential caregivers, and the collaboration between midwives and doulas, highlighting the significance of preserving the baby’s blood supply through delayed cord clamping and emphasizing the need for cohesive teams and access to safe and culturally sensitive care. They also mention Robin Lim’s books and the opportunity to support Bumi Sehat through donations. Overall, it serves as a call to action for creating positive childbirth experiences and celebrating the miracle of every birth.
Don’t miss this conversation on embracing pleasure in childbirth!
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Ep. 61 – From Fear to Love for the Dads with Red Miller

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Join Debra Pascali Bonaro and Suzannah Weiss as they explore the transformative power of pleasure in childbirth. Discover how living orgasmically can heal trauma, cultivate breast sensitivity through massage, and create a birth plan that supports orgasmic births. Uncover techniques for staying calm during labor and envisioning the energy of your baby spiraling around you.

Suzannah Weiss is a sex and relationship writer, multi-certified sex educator, sex and love coach, sexual assault counselor and birth doula, helping people to live their lives orgasmically. Suzannah has been published in The New York Times wedding section, Glamour‘s sex guides, with writing on gender, sexuality, love, and social justice all over the internet, with over 8,700 articles published. She is a regular contributor to The Washington Post and New York Magazine.

Don’t miss this conversation on embracing pleasure in childbirth!
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Ep. 60 – Incorporating Pleasure Into Childbirth to Prepare for an Orgasmic Birth with Suzannah Weiss

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Join Debra Pascali Bonaro and Suzannah Weiss as they explore the transformative power of pleasure in childbirth. Discover how living orgasmically can heal trauma, cultivate breast sensitivity through massage, and create a birth plan that supports orgasmic births. Uncover techniques for staying calm during labor and envisioning the energy of your baby spiraling around you.

Suzannah Weiss is a sex and relationship writer, multi-certified sex educator, sex and love coach, sexual assault counselor and birth doula, helping people to live their lives orgasmically. Suzannah has been published in The New York Times wedding section, Glamour‘s sex guides, with writing on gender, sexuality, love, and social justice all over the internet, with over 8,700 articles published. She is a regular contributor to The Washington Post and New York Magazine.

Don’t miss this conversation on embracing pleasure in childbirth!
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Ep. 59 – Ecstatic Birth Massage to Increase Pleasure in pregnancy and after birth with Susan Bratton

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Can embracing and understanding our bodies after childbirth lead to transformative experiences? In a deeply personal account, Susan Bratton, an intimacy expert, shares her own childbirth journey, revealing the disconnection she felt from her body and the subsequent impact on her marriage. However, she also emphasizes the significance of postpartum body acceptance and the exploration of one’s sexuality. Susan’s involvement as an ecstatic birth partner for a friend further highlights her belief in the transformative power of childbirth experiences. Additionally, Susan discusses how her practice of expanded orgasm has played a pivotal role in her life, emphasizing the importance of pleasure, connection, and communication in fostering fulfilling relationships and overall well-being.

Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Ep. 58 – The Healing and Transformative Power of Birth with Sandra Skjaervoe

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Prepare to be inspired as Sandra Skjaervoe, a courageous soul, unveils her personal story of transformative power. Determined to reclaim the lost elements of pleasure that had been stripped away during childbirth, Sandra embarked on a remarkable journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Join Debra and Sandra, united in their passion for reshaping the childbirth experience, embarking on an exploration of the power of mindset and conditioning.Sharon received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Sciences, magna cum laude. She received her Bachelor’s degree (BA) from Hunter College, magna cum laude. Sharon is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology and licensed in the State of New York. Sharon’s practice, Healthy Healing, focuses on women’s health, fertility, stress, and pain reduction. Sharon is a certified birth doula and recent author of “Unleash Your Inner Goddess: How to Experience an Empowering Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth.”
Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Powerful Homebirth with Amy Greenfield

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Meet Amy Greenfield, a five-time Ironman, former teacher, doula, and birth photographer. In this episode, she unveils her path, from miscarriages to birthing twins in a hospital and finally embracing an empowering homebirth. Amy talks about the importance of empowerment in childbirth and how education can help avoid unnecessary interventions. Discover the transformative power of education, unconventional labor techniques, and the support available from loved ones, doulas, midwives, and workshops. Let Amy’s story inspire you to trust your own abilities when your own birthing experience arrives.
Sharon received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Sciences, magna cum laude. She received her Bachelor’s degree (BA) from Hunter College, magna cum laude. Sharon is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology and licensed in the State of New York. Sharon’s practice, Healthy Healing, focuses on women’s health, fertility, stress, and pain reduction. Sharon is a certified birth doula and recent author of “Unleash Your Inner Goddess: How to Experience an Empowering Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth.”
Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Unleash Your Inner Goddess: How to Experience an Empowering Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth with Sharon McDermott

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Today we are going to explore the importance of pleasure in pregnancy, birth, and parenting and how acupuncture can support individuals through this process. Listen as a board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbologist Sharon McDermott joins Debra Pascali-Bonaro to discuss the role of traditional Oriental medicine and other modalities to help with fertility, pain reduction, induce labor, energy levels for breastfeeding mothers, and calming the body and spirit.

Sharon received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Sciences, magna cum laude. She received her Bachelor’s degree (BA) from Hunter College, magna cum laude. Sharon is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology and licensed in the State of New York. Sharon’s practice, Healthy Healing, focuses on women’s health, fertility, stress, and pain reduction. Sharon is a certified birth doula and recent author of “Unleash Your Inner Goddess: How to Experience an Empowering Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth.”
Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Appropriate Use vs. Overuse of Epidural: How to Decide if an Epidural is Right for You

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Host Debra Pascali-Bonaro examines the overuse of epidurals and explores its impact on people’s chances to experience a pleasurable orgasmic birth. She encourages listeners to be aware of their options when it comes to epidurals – understanding both the benefits and risks associated with using one. This conversation provides tips on oxytocin enhancers and other techniques to manage pain during childbirth. Debra also discusses how hospitals often use language that can create fear or anxiety around birth, which can lead to unnecessary medical interventions.

Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!

Pregnancy and Birth are an Extension of your Sexuality with Erika Alsborn

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This episode of the Orgasmic Birth podcast dives deep into the power of pleasure during pregnancy and childbirth. In this episode, Erika Alsborn shares her powerful story of giving birth which was marked by intense sensations and an altered state of mind. Through her own healing journey and experience with birthing her first child, Erika has realized how transformative childbirth can be. This conversation explores the taboo shame surrounding sexual pleasure in childbirth along with the lack of good sexual education that has led to elements of pleasure being lost.

Conscious Postpartum Care with Christine Eck​

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Join us as we explore how to prepare consciously for postpartum care with Christine Eck’s insight and wisdom. We will discuss how to create a safety net through communication with partners, researching resources on postpartum care, and exploring nourishing foods, music, and smells that make us feel safe. We will also explore different ways caregivers can acknowledge and honor the shift into parenthood, such as through ceremonies, rituals, self-massage with warm oils, breathing practices, and writing. Plus, we will dive into Christine’s experience of how to support families during the sacred window of time, providing comfort and basic needs, offering advice and information, and making sure partners feel supported.Tune in to this informative episode for an insightful conversation about childbirth and parenting!

Birth, Love and Family: A natural birth story with Sabreena Colon

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Today, Guest Sabreena Colon shares her empowering story of preparing for a natural birth. At the same time, she talks about connecting with herself, trusting her body and baby, and finding comfort in knowledge. Sabreena invites us to hear about her experience giving birth, her various stages of labor, and how she felt supported by her family and midwife, ultimately experiencing a sense of bliss during contractions. Sabreena’s orgasmic birth was pure magic, and she is inspired to encourage other moms-to-be to trust themselves and their bodies. Tune in, and let’s break down the barriers to pleasure in childbirth and parenting together!
Tune in to this informative episode for an insightful conversation about childbirth and parenting!

Joy, Power and Companioning Challenges with Naima Beckles

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Join our guest Naima Beckles sharing her journey to becoming a doula, her experience with joyful birth, and the importance of sharing positive birth experiences along with the challenges of learning from them. The conversation also revolves around the importance of support during pregnancy and birth, especially in cases of emergency interventions or losses.

Tune in to this informative episode for an insightful conversation about childbirth and parenting!

Four Orgasmic Birth Myths Debunked with Debra

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Join host Debra Pascali-Bonaro in breaking down barriers and healing shame surrounding sexuality and childbirth. In this episode, she dispels myths around pain during childbirth and shares ways to bring comfort and pleasure to the experience. The conversation encourages individuals to have open conversations with their healthcare providers about their desires for intimacy and pleasure during labor, as well as the importance of having a supportive team.

The Clitoris: For More than Just Pleasure with Jessica Pin​

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My guest today is expanding the discussion and our understanding “The Clitoris: For More than Just Pleasure!”

Jessica Pin is an advocate for inclusion of detailed clitoral anatomy in medical literature and curricula, training standards for vulvar procedures, and correction of medical misinformation about vulvas. She has gotten 12 major medical textbooks, 2 top anatomy apps, and multiple online resources to update their content, and more to promise future updates. She has also published a cadaveric study with plastic surgeons, convinced OB/GYNs to publish a cadaveric study, and effected changes in OB/GYN and plastic surgery board certification, standardized consent forms, and residency curricula. She holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

The Gifts of Waterbirth with Barbara Harper

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Today’s podcast is important because as doulas know, water labor and birth is not always available and should be! And when it is available, in too many places providers pull the plug when women start pushing. It’s time we all speak up about the many benefits of water and make sure when available it is part of every person’s comfort options for childbirth.

The Anatomy of the Clitoris and Its Role in Birth with Gil Hedley

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I recently saw an incredible video Anatomy of the Clitoris: Learn Integral Anatomy with Gil Hedley. I smiled, I had met Gil many years ago when he was having his children, I trained his sister as a doula and have loved following her path as she is now a midwife. Even Gils mother trained as a postpartum doula with me and we worked together for several years. So now to see his work so well describe the clitoris describing in his words ‘a beautiful gift and the blessing of the clitoris’, I knew I had to reach out to invite him to join me to share with you all his thoughts about the clitoris and any thoughts about the role it may play in labor and birth and his insight for an Orgasmic Birth

Bliss and Ease in Birth Through Movement with Stephanie Larson

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Stephanie Larson, the visionary founder of Dancing For Birth™, and renowned birth expert joins us to discuss movement and dance in birth. Her revolutionary childbirth method has helped countless women and birthing individuals achieve blissful and effortless births. Birth professionals can attend the Dancing For Birth™ Professional Training to learn and utilize this proven method. Parents worldwide can also benefit from the powerful combination of fitness, childbirth education, and celebration offered in Dancing For Birth™ prenatal/postpartum classes taught across six continents. Join Stephanie in empowering your body and birth experience through movement and instinct.

Birth and the Microbiome with Toni Harman

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In this episode, Debra and Toni Harman explore the impact of birth on a baby’s microbiome and immune system. Learn about the importance of doulas, skin-to-skin contact, and breastfeeding initiation and discover the vital role of the microbiome in human health, particularly during birth.

Ep. 44 – Writing and Communicating Your Birth Preferences with Debra Pascali Bonaro

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Debra shares how expecting parents can positively prepare for an orgasmic birth. From researching birth options, to expressing feelings and wishes, to being a part of the collaborative decision making, Debra helps listeners explore how to create customized birth preferences. She discusses ways to make labor enjoyable, and pleasurable by using movement, creating a special birth ambiance and feeling safe, supported and cared for.

Ep. 41 – The Initiatory Power of Birth with Dawn Leonard

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Dawn Leonard is a womb healing practitioner who has devoted over a decade to the art of healing the womb space, including both the physical uterus and the energetics of the “second chakra”. Her journey began with fertility and has since led her through a range of experiences, including pregnancy, birth,, menstruation, ceremony, and energy healing. Dawn specializes in the initiatory experiences inherent in the body of a woman or person with a uterus, and her passion is to empower others on their own journey towards womb healing.

Ep. 40 – The Power of Storytelling in Birth Work with Clancy McCarty

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Clancy McCarty is a registered nurse, and student-nurse midwife who spent over a decade as a documentary film producer with Every Mother Counts, the maternal health advocacy non-profit founded by Christy Turlington Burns that aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safe globally. Prior to becoming a student nurse-midwife, Clancy completed her doula training with Debra. She is the co-founder of Pregnancy Pathways, a consulting company providing education, resources, and guidance on how to find birth teams and settings for expecting parents in Los Angeles. She most recently became a mom, giving birth at home surrounded by midwives.

Ep. 39 – A Journey of Trauma Healing Through Ecstatic Home Birth with Meghan Hindi

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In this episode, Meghan Hindi, an inspirational mother who experienced healing through an ecstatic home birth, shares her powerful story of reclaiming her strength and finding joy after years of feeling like she was nothing. She stresses how birth can be a transformational experience and delves into the role of therapy in healing from trauma and accepting post-traumatic growth. This is an inspiring story that reminds us that with the right support, we can all access our power within!

Ep. 38 – Having a Breech Orgasmic Birth with Dr. Amanda Noelle

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Dr. Amanda inspires you with her wisdom about what to do when your birth plan turns upside-down and how she prepared for and had a miraculous orgasmic breech birth!

Through her personal experience, she shares how to navigate through fear, medical system stress, and unexpected challenges. Be inspired to receive better birth support, trust your own womb/gut, and receive from the divine to have a pleasurable and sacred birth-experience. Let’s dive in!

Ep. 37 – Stand and Deliver Birthing with Ease & Pleasure

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In this episode, Debra Pascali discusses the history of birth positions prior to the medicalization of birth, providing tips and tools to help parents prepare for birth with knowledge, power, and choices. She delves into the physiology of birth and how you can find comfort and pleasure in easing a baby into the world. Join us for this essential exploration into creating an informed birth experience full of pleasure!

Ep. 34 – Bringing Sexual Health and Birth Together with Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski

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In this episode, Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski discusses the importance of good sex education and how it can help reduce barriers to pleasure for both survivors of sexual assault and new parents who are looking to have a positive postpartum experience. If you’re interested in learning more about how pleasure can help make childbirth easier and happier for everyone involved, I highly recommend listening to this episode!

Ep. 33 – Choosing to Have Faith in Love & Life with Jenny Koos aka Vulverine and Lovemark

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In this episode they share their birth story and how they became familiar with the concept of orgasmic birth. Jenny shares her experience during this her second labor, the extraordinary circumstances that didn’t permit the birth age had wanted, and how they were able to overcome the difficulties by focusing on love and joy. Tune in and find out the power of the oxytocin connection!

Ep. 31 – Birth As a Sexual Experience: The New Epidural with Dr. Aviva Romm

In this episode, Dr. Aviva Romm discusses embodied birth as the new epidural and how it can be a beneficial option for some women. She shares her insights about birth as a sexual experience and the importance of the feeling whole and connected in our bodies during this experience. Dr. Aviva breaks down different options for childbirth and the importance of honoring all choices when it comes to birthing. Listen and enjoy!

Ep. 30 – Life After Birth with Dr. Diane S Speier

Today, Dr. Diane S Speie provides great insights about how to make the transition to parenthood a positive experience. She is here to discuss – Is there sex after birth?: Sex and Intimacy in the Fourth Trimester”. She emphasizes the importance of talking openly about birth preferences to help create a better experience for both parents and stresses why sexuality is just one aspect of intimacy. Tune in and discover how to thrive in the Fourth Trimester!

Ep. 26 of the Orgasmic Birth Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Margaret Jowitt to talk about how familiarity with a woman’s anatomy could greatly impact one’s experience of childbirth. Clitoris’ role in reproduction is often disregarded but with proper understanding and technique, it can actually ease the intensity of labor and make up for a positive birth experience.

Ep. 18 – Be a Goddess for Your Birth with Andrea Hausheer

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Birth can be safe, healthy, and empowering for women. With proper preparation and the right support team, there’s a greater chance of achieving orgasmic birth, leaving a wonderful memory for you and your partner. In this episode, Doula Andrea Hausheer discusses how home birth can be a wonderful experience as a mother and how different it is from giving birth at the hospital.

Ep. 15 – The Missing Link in Maternity Care

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Doulas have many benefits for a woman during labor and postpartum, but there are not enough of them in the birthing space. Listen in as Debra discusses how doulas are the missing link in maternity care, and how they can help amplify the voice of the birthing people facilitating informed decision making

Ep. 14 – Manifest Your Orgasmic Birth with Gina Ojeda

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How do we manifest a blissful, orgasmic birth? It involves targeting your limiting beliefs and looking more deeply into our minds and bodies. Today’s episode features Gina Ojeda, who will be sharing her powerful personal experience of a blissful birth. Listen in and explore the topic of pleasure, as it is one of the most important factors for a joyful and peaceful experience during and after birth.

Ep. 13 Oxytocin – The Hormone of Love, Birth, Bonding, and Breastfeeding with Dr. Sarah Buckley

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How significant is the role of oxytocin in our bodies during labor and after birth? Dr. Sarah Buckley joined us in Episode 4 to talk about the hormones of Love, Sex and Childbirth. Today, Dr. Buckley is back to get in-depth on the roles of hormones when interventions are needed and on how to fill the hormonal gap in labor and after birth. Today is essential information to help you make informed decisions about induction and understand the differences between natural and synthetic oxytocin.

Ep. 10 – Reclaiming Our Birth: Transmuting Painful Histories into Power with Piper Lovemore

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Piper Lovemore is an original Orgasmic Birth alum. Since birthing her first child in our documentary, she has gone on to welcome 6 more children, at home, via empowered, sovereign, and intuitive free births. Inspired by the concept of birth as a catalyst for personal growth and transformation, she has pursued a passion-driven career in the birth arts and supported hundreds of families as a birth educator, doula, and midwife.

Ep. 9 The Art of Connecting with Your Body for a Lifetime of Bliss with Sheila Kamara Hay

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Sheila Kamara Hay shares how letting the sexual energy flow from our bodies as opposed to resistance allows for magnified pleasure. Tune in to learn about sensual expansion and how we can activate pleasure within the body to support the progression of your labor. Sheila emphasizes the power of tapping into our natural design and how pleasure is an innate part of our process.

Ep. 7 | Live Freely & Connect With Your Sexuality with Naoli Vinaver

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​Naolí Vinaver is a Mexican midwife who combines traditional Mexican and contemporary home birth practices, with a profound respect for the physiology of natural birth, having attended over 1700 home births in both Mexico and Brazil. Naolí is a passionate speaker and educator, teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars in over 30 countries around the world.

Ep. 2 | The Anatomy of Arousal

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In this episode, we discuss:

Shame and society’s conception of g******s Clitoral Complex: female pleasure, anatomy, and function The female reproductive organ is interconnected and complex. It’s more than just what we see. Female reproductive system’s role in pleasure and arousal We could make the birthing experience pleasurable when we have a full understanding of the female reproductive organ’s anatomy and its role. Bad history of ‘vaginal orgasm’ and ‘clitoris orgasm’ impacts negatively the way we look at our own sexuality Rewriting our thoughts about the female body, and the active role of the female reproductive organ in fertilization Rachel talks about the importance of understanding your own sexuality and the benefits of integrating this into sexual education

Ep. 1 of the Orgasmic Birth Podcast

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Lack of good sexual education has led to a rise in fear of childbirth and dissatisfaction with the experience. Debra highlights the importance of having a positive experience during labor and birth, emphasizing the importance of trusting one’s body. Midwives play an important role in making women feel confident and empowered in the childbirth process. It is important for people to have access to trained midwives who can provide support during labor and delivery. The Global Survey on Birth and Breastfeeding Practices was convened to launch a global initiative to improve breastfeeding rates. Debra talks about how collaborating with other organizations have led to a number of successes, including the creation of the International Childbirth Initiative. Debra also tackles the effects of bad birth experiences on people’s feelings about their bodies and relationships.