Pleasure is built into our birthing anatomy!
I’ve got some really big news!!….
As you know, I put a lot of emphasis on a woman deepening her connection to her body and sensuality.
Even though there are many many other aspects of ecstatic birth prep, a woman’s relation to her sexuality is where the physical experience of birth needs the most healing and where a woman’s pleasure potential in birth skyrockets.
Pleasure is not an indulgence, but the most powerful and holistic birthing tool there is!
I was recently reading this article and was blown away by the following statement regarding some recent research.
“…they measured pain thresholds during childbirth. They found a significant reduction in pain sensitivity as the baby started to emerge through the birth canal, a correlation with G-spot stimulus. They speculate that without the pain-reducing effect of vaginal stimulation, childbirth might be even more painful, and that the pain-reducing effect could lessen the stress of childbirth and thereby promote bonding between mother and newborn.”
This speaks directly to the fact that pleasure and orgasm are built into our biological birthing system. The quote talks about reducing pain, but I’d like to take it to the next level and say that our biological system encourages pleasure during birth.
Isn’t that amazing?!?! This is why I am all fired up today. Keep reading.. it gets better 🙂
So why why why if pleasure in birth is built into our biology, why do so many women experience pain??
There are infinite answers to this question ranging from politics, to religion, to societal and individual psychology and beyond…A woman can address each and every one of those issues and still experience pain rather than pleasure in birth.
The single most important factor that most women do not address…
…that it does not occur to them to address.. is their own sensual expansion.
How many women do you know that consistently experience bliss and orgasm through g-spot stimulation?
Most women store a lifetime of charge in this sensitive area, so much so that stimulation brings up intense sensations- both physical and emotional, rather than sensations of ecstasy.
Combine that with the fact that women’s vaginal muscles are severely atrophied as a result of our “sitting culture” and you’ve got an impenetrable root to our birthing with pain paradigm.
Sexual wellness and pleasure are core components of Ecstatic Birth Training that I share in O BABY!, my Ecstatic Birth Training program for expectant moms.
It is an integral piece of all my private client work.
Whether you will be giving birth, or supporting families in this sacred rite of passage, I encourage you to consider:
What is your relationship to your sexuality?
How do you feel about the statement: “Birth is a Sexual Act”?
Healing any rifts you uncover is foundational on your journey to Ecstatic Birth.
PS: Inspired? Consider joining the The Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training, the only certification program for birth practitioners that addresses the integrative nature of birth and sex, pleasure as the most holistic birthing tool and focuses on YOUR embodiment.
Birthworkers, do you want your clients to experience birth as the natural and ecstatic rite of passage it was meant to be? Do you desire new tools to elevate birth experiences from pain so mothers feel empowered? Do you feel committed to revolutionizing birth from fear and victimization to a sacred and liberating portal? I’ve got something special just for you…