iOS app Android app More

Some Women Report Having An Orgasm During Childbirth

First Posted: 01/11/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:55 PM ET

Pregnant

New York Times:

First thing next month (Friday January 2) will be the primetime debut of a film that has been making the "under the radar" rounds of women and film festivals since May. ABC's 20/20 will air the documentary "Orgasmic Birth", by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, a childbirth educator and a doula, which asks the question: What would happen if women were taught to enjoy birth rather than endure it?

Some women will see this film as a declaration of emancipation from the medicalization of childbirth. Others will see it as yet one more way to raise expectations and make new mothers feel inadequate if they do not experience the "ideal" birth.

Read the whole story: New York Times

FOLLOW HUFFPOST STYLE

Filed by Nicholas Sabloff  |