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Orgasmic Birth

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Some women are actively pursuing pleasure in labor

A pregnant woman sits on her bed.
A pregnant woman sits on her bed.
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When Chelsea Bray found out she was pregnant with her second child, she knew she wanted her next birth experience to be different. While she describes her first birth two and a half years prior — an unmedicated hospital birth — as “wonderful, by all accounts,” she went home feeling generally dissatisfied by her hospital experience. Rather than a baby-focused approach, she wanted more continuity of care for her as a whole person, not just a vessel for the baby.

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