Tag Archives: Summer 2017

Summer Newsletter Editorial: The Highs & Lows of Labour Hormones

Summer Newsletter Editorial: The Highs & Lows of Labour Hormones

By Stephanie Ondrack, assistant editor We have long known that the same hormone behind orgasms also causes uterine contractions in labour: oxytocin. But recent studies of this fascinating hormone reveal that it is responsible for far more than has ever been suspected. The Karolinska Institute’s work suggests that oxytocin may be a major player in infant… Continue Reading

Film Review  “Orgasmic Birth: The Best Kept Secret”

Film Review “Orgasmic Birth: The Best Kept Secret”

by Katy Thomson   “Orgasmic Birth” is certainly a title that grabs your attention and intrigued many as it made the rounds of screenings and film festivals throughout 2008, and is now available to purchase on DVD. Hopefully soon it will no longer be “Childbirth’s best kept secret” as it is referred to in the… Continue Reading

Wow, I Did That!

Wow, I Did That!

By Renee Taylor   When I was 9 months pregnant a dear friend of mine held a celebration to bless my journey to motherhood. As each woman present offered their blessings, one of the women said “I hear that childbirth can be orgasmic and so I wish that for you.” I thought she was crazy.… Continue Reading

Welcome to the Pleasure Dome

By Susan Woodhouse Joyful birth, ecstatic birth, and erotic, orgasmic birth… these are some terms which you may come across as you prepare for the arrival of your baby. But orgasmic birth? What? When I mentioned to a couple of my friends that I was writing this piece, they responded with curiosity and disbelief. Birth… Continue Reading

Vicki’s Birth Story

Vicki’s Birth Story

By Vicki Hsieh   Preamble In the 28th week of my pregnancy, a month before Christmas, and much to my annoyance, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It aggravated me that I could no longer stuff my face with overgenerous slices of cake at the end of a long day. It irritated me even more that… Continue Reading

All Rights Reserved © 2016 Childbearing Society | Legal & Privacy