August 30th, 2012 by Karith

An Orgasmic Birth? Um, Yeah, I’ll Have What She’s Having!


With the due date of my baby steadily creeping up. I’ve been inundated with checking things off my MUST DO/ MUST HAVE list. Found a pediatrician I’m in love with. Check. Been accumulating cloth diapers and accessories. Check. Secured a midwife and birthing center. Check. If you read my previous post Apparently Midwife is a Bad Word, then you know my husband CJ and I are planning to go as natural a route a possible with Baby Bean’s arrival. That means ideally there will be no hospitalization, doctors, forceps, vacuums, IV drips or needles i.e. EPIDURALS involved.

I’ve had plenty of needles in my life for allergy shots and blood tests etc, but is that not the scariest thing you’ve ever seen?

Now keep in mind this is my first kid- and I’m still a bit weary. I’m not gonna lie. Since I’ve not had the experience of squeezing something the size of a small watermelon out of a hole the size of a lemon I’m a touch nervous. I do not have ANY reference whatsoever to the pain that will most likely be involved.

But I really want to go the no drug route for my sake and Baby Bean’s. I have no doubt that it will be better for both of us. So I plan to get my relaxation, meditation, and “Hypnobirthing” on… See, I’ve been doing my research. Which is actually why I had to write about this as soon as I heard about it: Orgasmic Births! (I kid you not.)


As far as I know- none of my friends have had one- at least they haven’t shared if they did. But there are women out there who would swear on a stack of O Magazines that they’ve experienced the sensation of an orgasm while giving birth. That may creep some people out, but grow up- it’s not sexual, just as breast feeding your little one ISN’T sexual.

From what I gather it’s just this warm tingling feeling that permeates your whole body and releases the “feel good” chemicals that come with the “Big O”. But since it’s never happened to me  (the orgasmic birth not the Big O), but fingers crossed it does, I don’t know if it’s fact or fiction. But IF there is even theslightest possibility that I can feel that much pleasure from this magical butotherwise extremely uncomfortable experience- sign me up ’cause I’m ALL for it. Who the heck wouldn’t be?!

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One Response to “An Orgasmic Birth? Um, Yeah, I’ll Have What She’s Having!”

  1. Truth Truth says:

    I wish you the best of luck with the natural birthing. Please do keep in mind that there can be serious consequences, and having quick access to medical treatment can save your life, and the life of your infant-to-be. I have a friend who is doing their medical residency in birthing and frowns on birthing centers and midwives because sometimes they ‘wait too long’ before seeking needed medical attention. There’s a war between the ‘natural’ and the ‘medical’ birthing camps, but it really doesn’t have to be that way!
    You’re probably either wary or leery of giving birth, not weary, since it hasn’t happened yet.

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