Yes, you read the title of this post right. (Go on – go back to look at the title now because I know you skipped it. I almost always breeze by titles unless the author points it out.)
That’s right! You can have an orgasm during child birth! Yes, YOU.
Tonight I had a support group meeting for mom’s who have had a cesarean section and are planning VBAC’s (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) or just need some help with emotional recovery from their cesarean. Yes there’s a support group for everyone. I’m still waiting to find the support group for people who return library books late, except I’m sure no one would get there on time. Or at least I’m sure I would be late.
Tonight for our meeting instead of discussion we watched the birth documentary Orgasmic Birth.
When I reserved the room at the library for a space to watch this film I just wrote “Birth Documentary” on the form lest I raise any librarian eye brows.
Ladies, listen to me. If you think the Standard American Diet is screwed up, birth in the US is twice as screwed up. The acronym should be STAB – STandard American Birth. Your chances of having a cesarean section in the US is now 30% – that means 1 out of 3 women in the US are giving birth by cesarean section. Yes, some of those cesareans are necessary and save lives, but 30% is too high. Says who? Well, says the World Health Organization. The WHO states that any country with a cesarean rate over 15% is performing too many cesarean sections.
That paragraph is only the tippy tip of an iceberg of information buried deep beneath the surface. There is scads and scads of information out there about birth. Before I move on let me leave you with this: if you are not yet a mother, or if you plan to have more children, when the time comes for pregnancy and preparing yourself for child birth, read, read and read some more about child birth. During my first pregnancy all I read about was pregnancy, when I should have been reading about birth. Forget What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Read The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer. Read Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth. Read like your life and the life of your unborn child depends on it.
What does birth have to do with health? Everything. What’s my point here? Looking back, I wish someone would have given me this advice. I wish someone would have told me just how important birth is, and that it’s a rite of passage that will change every ounce of your being. Maybe with this little post I can ignite a spark of curiosity in you sooner than one was sparked in me.
Birth movies always get me all riled up, can ya tell?
After running Ava to and from dance class this afternoon I had to run out the door to get to my meeting. I finally got to enjoy the highly coveted PB&J Larabar on my way to the meeting. I think this picture sums up my feelings on this subject.
Home after my meeting to enjoy what looks like something my girl Cindy would call dryer lint. But they tasted good! Really! Especially with some hummus. Don’t ask my mom though because she tried some dryer lint this afternoon and was not as impressed as I was.
After lint came chewy apples and bananas. I probably could have let them go a little longer but I was ready to turn that damn dehydrator off.
We also got a special delivery that I opened today, two little bundles of joy.
(Freaking birth movies.)
Signing off, wishing you many orgasms, both during childbirth and during what gets you in that mess in the first place.