Vibrant Uterine Health for a Pleasurable Birth
with Eve Agee

Eve Agee, PhD, is the international bestselling author of The Uterine Health Companion. She is a medical anthropologist, personal transformation expert, certified life coach and motivational speaker.

Here’s some of what we discuss:
  • Processing pregnancy loss with ritual, meaning and healing
  • How to start connecting to your body as a creator
  • Cultures around the world celebrate uterine processes and their power
  • Connect to the miracle of the uterus and ability to create

Swaddle Yourself in Sweetness
with Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, wellness & birth coach, and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Mama Glow- a holistic lifestyle practice for women and mother’s-to-be and co-founder of the Mama Glow Film Festival. Latham is helping to green the planet one belly at a time.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Considering your own well being in life, pregnancy and parenthood
  • Boundary setting as self-care in pregnancy
  • What a phone fast is, how to do it, and why it’s essential for well-being
  • The legacy we are actively creating by putting our self-care first

From Trauma to Triumph, Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman
with Penny Simkin

Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She has assisted hundreds of women or couples through childbirth as a doula.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Body inventory healing practices
  • Broaching the subject of sexual abuse with expectant parents
  • Boundaries of the doula/client relationship
  • Appropriate reactions and meaningful responses to client’s revelations

Oxytocin: The Only ‘Drug’ You Need for Your Birth Experience
with Nekole Shapiro

Nekole Shapiro is the creator of EmbodiedBirth. She’s also a go to person for parents, birth pros, sex educators, activists and countless others searching to bring the human back to humanity.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • The release of emotion is the foundation of healing
  • Finding your oxytocin generating practice (one size does not fit all)
  • Oxytocin as your best birth tool

Finding the Courage to Birth
with Roanna Rosewood

Roanna is the bestselling author of Cut, Stapled, & Mended. She’s an international speaker, co-founder and host of Birth Plan Radio, and the executive action chair of Human Rights in Childbirth.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • How numbing pain also numbs pleasure
  • Tools to manage unpleasant emotions (they are inevitable) 
  • Bringing pleasure into challenging births

“Thank you, Roanna! You have given me so much to think about, and the idea that without challenging our fears we cannot be courageous, going towards uncertainty, made my perspective totally shift. Hopefully I can hold onto it!” – Olive

The Most Empowering Experience
with Piper & Chaz Lovemore

Piper Lovemore is a certified Childbirth Educator, Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and a passionate birth activist. Piper and her husband, Chaz are Orgasmic Birth parents.

Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • How their birth stories have differed each time, and how each has taught them important lessons
  • Surrendering and leaning towards the light in birth
  • How to plan for the expected and unexpected in birth
  • Trusting yourself and intuition in birth and parenting

“That was beautiful, ya’ll. Piper and Chaz are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. your stories ring with so much truth, it gives me happy goose bumps and joyful tears. Keep up the good work. Your last name is making ripples. Much love and respect to you both.” – Sierra

How Fear Impacts the Hormones of Pregnancy and Birth
with Aviva Romm MD

Aviva Romm is the mother of four grown children, a Yale-trained physician specializing in functional medicine for women and children, a midwife, an herbalist, an award-winning author, and the creator/owner of WomanWise, on-line courses dedicated to vitality and optimal health for women and children.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • The profession of obstetrics and the culture of fear
  • How your feelings, emotions, and heart rhythms can be affected by your care provider
  • Birth happens best with the path of least resistance 
  • Conscious designing of your pregnancy and birth

Individualizing the Birth Experience
with Renee Perkins

Renée Perkins is a registered member of the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths. She provides clients with a professional yet relaxed approach to homeopathy. Renée is also an Orgasmic Birth parent.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Orgasmic Birth featured parent, Renee, shares more about her decision to participate in the documentary 
  • New Zealand birth system and the benefits to MotherBaby
  • The continuity of care provided by Midwives 
  • The acronym BRAIN – benefits, risks, alternatives, intuition and nothing/no

Singing Birth: Sing Your Baby to Earth
with Elena Skoko

Elena Skoko is a mom, singer and passionate birth storyteller. She shares her research, art and life holding Singing Birth Workshops, conferences and lectures worldwide. She’s part of Bluebird & Skoko blues band. Her book Memoirs of a Singing Birth is published in English and Italian. Elena is political activism coordinator for Human Rights in Childbirth in Italy.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Singing and magical practices used during birth historically
  • The connection between opening your mouth in birth and opening to birth
  • Healing of our ancestral birthing practices 
  • Honoring our bodies with Mythologies and archetypes 

“Wow, I LOVED this talk so much. It was incredibly inspiring to me, thank you Elena and Debra. You invited back into my voice, into my ancestry (Croatian too), into my heart. Your wisdom will stay with me for life.” – Bee, student midwife, doula

Don’t Just Turn Your Body Over to Medicine
with Lonnie Morris

Lonnie Morris is a national pioneer in natural childbirth as the founder and director of The Childbirth Center, PA. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing and practices as a Certified Nurse Midwife.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • History of separating women’s sexuality from birth
  • The connection between giving birth and creating a baby
  • Reducing cesarean sections in her practice by assuring Mother’s feeling of safety
  • The difference between doctors and midwives, midwives and doulas

The Right to Give Birth at Home
with Marjolein Mensink

Marjolein Mensink is a midwife from The Netherlands. Aside from being a midwife, she also studied journalism and is writing for several media that are mainly directed on pregnancy and childbirth.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Giving birth at home in the Netherlands as the “norm”
  • Modules of collaborative homebirth to hospital transfers that create safer outcomes 
  • How fear of birth is growing around the world, and labor length is increasing
  • Hospital Midwife’s decision to give birth at home

How Neural, Endocrine, and Perceptual Processes in Childbirth Increase Oxytocin and Orgasm
with Barry Komisaruk, PhD

Barry Komisaruk, PdD, studies the function of nerve pathways for sexual stimulation in women who have suffered spinal cord injury. He has co-published the first evidence of brain regions involved in orgasm in women.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • The positive feedback mechanism and the science behind hormonal changes as you move into labor
  • Cervical stimulation during labor
  • The science of orgasms

Unleashing the Ecstasy in Birth
with Sheila Kamara Hay

Sheila Kamara Hay is an Ecstatic Birth advocate and super-mama to her 3 little ones. She researches ways on how women can enjoy childbirth and makes that info accessible to as many women as possible.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Connecting to your body, wisdom, sensuality, and sexuality 
  • Following the lead from your body
  • Your body’s limitless ability to find pleasure

Pleasures and Possibilities in Childbirth with Dr. Ricardo Jones

Ricardo Jones, MD, is a homebirth and hospital attending obstetrician and gynecologist in Brazil. An international lecturer and author, Ricardo is a pioneer in childbirth, introducing a model of support of laboring women that includes a midwife, a doula, and obstetrician for each of his patients.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Models of support of laboring women that include a midwife, a doula, and obstetrician for each patient
  • The system masking the sexuality of birth
  • Key Components for pregnant people to express their sexuality at birth
  • The most important way to prepare for birth

“Wonderful doctor! I wish there were more like him… Doctors need to support women with their choices and stop considering birth like an illness. They need to help women feel confident and in tune with their body, and respect birth as a natural event. They need to learn to work with midwives and doulas who are well trained to assist with birth and deliveries, instead of treating them as personal enemies!” – Evelyne

The Power of Birth Energy after Giving Birth
with Tami Lynn Kent

Tami has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, including certification in Maya Abdominal Massage and Infant Body Psychotherapy/Birth Trauma Resolution. She received her Masters from Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and sons.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Daily practices of tuning into yourself to find your deep feminine power
  • The pelvic bowl and its expansive wisdom in our world and the spirit world
  • Pelvic care, healing, and realignment

Fathers To Be
with Patrick Houser

Patrick Houser is a father and a grandfather. In 1980 Patrick’s son Jeremy was born in water, the first documented waterbirth in the USA. This birth was the result of a 3 year enquiry into birth stimulated by the traumatic results of his first son’s arrival in 1976. Over the years Patrick has attended many births and supported many parents. He has also owned a construction company, marketing firm and holistic health center. Following his son’s waterbirth he lectured and was interviewed by print media, radio and television, including Phil Donahue, the Oprah of the 80’s.

Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • The emotional pain of partners in birth and the need for them to understand deeply what is happening so they don’t transfer that onto the birthing person
  • The limited understanding of pain from the male perspective
  • Understanding the deep primal sounds of birth

Ecstatic Embodiment; Pleasure as a Pathway to Realizing our Evolutionary Potential
with Amber Hartnell

Internationally recognized as a champion of Ecstatic Birth and featured in 2 acclaimed documentaries on conscious birth, “Birth as we Know It” and “Orgasmic Birth,” Amber Hartnell’s dedication to resting in the center of inner guided truth and willingness to be melted wide open and vulnerable has touched thousands of lives and helped to fuel a birthing revolution, radically altering the way babies are being brought into the world.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Developing a willingness to feel everything and opening to that place of discovery
  • Why healing begins with feeling
  • What it was like to have an Orgasmic Birth and the surprising ongoing benefits

“Amber, in your video you’re talking about so much more than the orgasmic birth,.. you’re sharing with us the wonderful ideas of oneness, consciousness and even quantum physics to describe that we should be fully present at each moment of our lives having “full contact with the moment” and enjoying being alive.. thank you so much for your warmhearted message!!” – Maria

Using Breath to Bring Awareness to Every Moment – in Labor and Beyond
with Amy Glenn

Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, prenatal yoga teacher, a (CD)DONA birth doula, and a hospital chaplain. Amy is the voice for “Motherhood, Spirituality, and Religion” for and blogs for Attachment Parenting International, Doula Trainings International, and The Birthing Site. She is a regular columnist for Holistic Parenting Magazine and recently published her first book: Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula. Amy teaching private meditation classes via Skype to students across the United States. She also teaches prenatal yoga classes, Mommy and Me Yoga classes, and Breath and Movement Birth Preparation workshops in south Florida.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • The removing of spirituality in birth and how to honor it instead
  • The sacred gateways of birth and death
  • Addressing, honoring, and healing during pregnancy
  • The deep, primal consciousness of preparing for and being in labor

“Thank you, Amy, what a beautiful expression of breath, birth and death in the great interconnected-ness of the circle of life. I found your comments deeply moving and insightful. This has given knew meaning to me and my need to approach the topic of the parents spiritual life and understanding – whatever form that may take – in preparing and during birth.” – Roz

Sexual Intimacy and Orgasmic Birth
with Kim Anami

Kim Anami is a holistic sex + relationship expert, writer and speaker. She has propelled thousands of people into higher stratospheres of connection, sensuality, energy and aliveness.

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • How to look at the blockages of connection with your partner
  • How to restimulate your relationship during pregnancy 
  • The best way to prepare for an Orgasmic Birth

“Kim’s talk was awesome! Finally, someone who doesn’t mind expressing herself! We so need more sexuality, real deep sexuality, not the junk, in life! Can’t wait to hear / see more of your tips!” – Dita

Exploring What Gets in the Way of the Pleasure that is Part of Birth
with Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis is internationally active in promoting motherbaby-centered birth and is widely sought after for her expertise in midwifery education and organizational development. She is the author of Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy & Birth, Orgasmic Birth, The Women’s Wheel of Life & Women’s Sexual Passages.

Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Similarities of Birth and Sex 
  • The importance of going into birth with a willingness to surrender
  • Why getting out of your head is essential for orgasm and birth
  • Dispelling myths about Midwives and their care even when birth has challenges

“Wonderful interview with Elizabeth! I love that she touches on the huge difference between doulas and midwives. This gives me great tools for writing an article on the difference between CNM care and CPM care. And I can attest for the Heart and Hands Intensives for being so thorough and for NMI making sure their students and graduates know how to handle normal birth, variations of normal birth, and emergency situations.” – Midwife Callender

The Big Being in the Little Body: A New Perspective on New People
with Carrie Contey, PhD

Carrie Contey, PhD is an internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting and family life. She guides, supports and inspires her clients to live with wide open and courageous hearts so they can approach family life with skill and spaciousness. Carrie received her PhD in prenatal and perinatal psychology and is masterful at synthesizing and articulating the science, psychology, and spirituality of humanhood. She is the creator of Evolve a year-long “personal growth through parenting” program. She is also the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author of CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby.

Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Creating a relationship with your baby beginning at pregnancy 
  • Communication with our baby and slowing down so that they can communicate back to us
  • Resteadying ourselves during the challenges of postpartum and beyond

Claim Your Rightful Role as the Real Expert in Your Body and Your Children
with Sarah Buckley, M.D.

Sarah J Buckley is a trained GP/family physician with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning. She is the mother of four home-born children, and currently combines full-time motherhood with her work as a writer on pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Dr. Buckley’s work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth, and parenting from the widest possible perspectives, including scientific, anthropological, cross-cultural, psychological, and personal. She encourages us to be fully informed in our decision-making; to listen to our hearts and our intuition; and to claim our rightful role as the real experts in our bodies and our children. Her bestselling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices, published by Celestial Arts (US, 2009), builds on her acclaimed first edition, published in Australia as Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The Wisdom and Science of Gentle Choices in Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting One Moon Press, Brisbane, 2005).

 Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • The need to be private, safe, and undisturbed during birth
  • The hormones of birth and sexuality 
  • How our hormones can stop birth when we don’t feel safe
  • Our hypersensitivity to our environment

Ecstatic Birth Mother/Daughter
with Marta Gal

A good book is like a secret door. The book Orgasmic Birth opened a secret door for Marta to the world behind every imagination. The book helped her to have a fantastic orgasmic birth after previous deadly tragical birth outcome. She learned from the book how to fight the tigers of fear. Her own orgasmic birth in 2013 empowered Marta in an immense way and she is now building community now where she shares her positive experience and also a topic on healing trauma from birth. You can find the project on

Here’s some of what we discuss:

  • Moving forward after infant loss
  • Pregnancy after loss
  • How Orgasmic Birth inspired her own healing and community

“Thank you so much Marta for openly sharing your three birth experiences. It is really inspiring to know you were so prepared for Victoria’s birth that you had no fear and were able to ask for and get what you needed – both time alone and help.” – Susan

Your Host, Orgasmic Birth Founder
Debra Pascali-Bonaro