International Week for Respecting Childbirth: May 16-23, 2010

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International Week for Respecting Childbirth: May 16-23, 2010

This week you have an official reason to celebrate childbirth: it’s the International Week for Respecting Childbirth! Orgasmic Birth’s world premiere was during the 2008 International Week for Respecting Childbirth, so we know from personal experience that it’s a great excuse to talk to people about how we can make birth better for mothers and babies around the world.

The theme of the week this year is “Birth Trauma, Birth Pleasure.” Auroramadre, an organization in Venezuela, was inspired by this theme to make two 9-minutes videos that focus on Traumatic Birth and Pleasurable Birth. While the videos are available only in Spanish right now, there will soon be English, Italian, and Portuguese versions posted to Youtube. The videos are well worth watching even if you’re not a Spanish-speaker as the images speak for themselves.

Part I: Traumatic Birth,
Part II: Pleasurable Birth,

Hopefully these videos will also get your creative juices flowing, as Orgasmic Birth is soon going to be launching a video contest! Contestants will be challenged to create a 2-3 minute video that helps spread the message that pleasurable birth is possible. So put your thinking caps on: how has Orgasmic Birth impacted you and your community?

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