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

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.


In This Episode:

  • Learn the ‘BRAINS’ acronym as a decision-making tool.
  • The importance of feeling seen and heard during childbirth.
  • Empowering women to create orgasmic birth stories.
  • The role of science in informing childbirth decisions.
  • Stories illustrating the importance of respecting personal boundaries in childbirth.
  • How to communicate needs and preferences effectively.
  • Balancing medical advice with personal comfort and safety.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the positive outcomes of each birthing option and intervention is crucial.
  •  It is vital to be aware of the potential risks associated with various birthing choices.
  • Exploring a range of options in the birthing process, from natural methods to medical interventions, allows for a more personalized birth experience.
  • Trusting the body that grows the baby can lead to powerful, intuitive decisions during childbirth.
  • Honoring personal needs and boundaries, and understanding when to say no, or not now, is a key aspect of maintaining control over the birth experience.
  • Ensuring safety and keeping the hormones of love and pleasure flowing are critical for a positive birth experience.


Key Quote:

“Birth is powerful and it may sound simple to ensure that you are respected, supported, and a part of decision-making. But it’s not that easy.” – Debra Pascali-Bonaro

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

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Orgasmic Birth Podcast: Pleasure in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I believe pleasure is our birthright – from our sexuality, birth, parenting, and beyond, we can find pleasure when we create space for joy and intimacy in our lives. Join me to have deep conversations about breaking the taboos of Sexuality + Motherhood/Parenthood.

Listen to leading experts in sexuality, healing, and childbirth, as well as stories from new parents, doulas, doctors, midwives, and nurses. We will discuss how to positively prepare for childbirth and parenting by expanding love and intimacy in your life.


DONA Birth Doula Training May 2024


All times are in ET (New York) time zone


  • April 24, 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET | Welcome Session and Anti-racism + Birth Equity
  • May 2, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET | VIRTUAL Introduction to Childbirth Part I
  • May 3, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET | Introduction to Childbirth Part II & DONA Birth Doula Part I


  • May 8, 2024, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM ET | Arrival + Check-in 
  • May 8, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET | DONA Birth Doula Part I 
  • May 9, 2024, 8:30 – 9:30 AM ET | OPTIONAL Beach Yoga
  • May 9, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET | DONA Birth Doula Part III 
  • May 10, 2024, 9:00 – 11:00 AM ET | DONA Birth Doula Part IV & How to Support Pleasure and Love in Childbirth
  • May 10, 2024, 11:30 AM ET | Check-out


  • May 30, 4:00-5:30 PM ET | DONA Certification and Birth Biz Q & A |