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Improve Birth Outcomes Dramatically!

During my daughter's birth. I labored in a tub was rocking all my tools, presence and breath. But then I transition hit and I was DONE. Every fiber of my being felt like..."I just can't do this anymore!" I began to actively resist the contractions. My doula brought her face ...

New Moon Magic

I’m sitting with the darkness tonight… We are moving into our darkest days here in the northern hemisphere. The new moon is upon us and my body is also surrendering to the dark moon of my cycle. I used to dread the descent into darkness and if I am fully ...

MY BODY FEELS… antidote for when things seem “hard”

The last few weeks I’ve found myself dragging my feet around the house, struggling to write at my computer, very very SLOW and if I’m honest, a little confused … My animal body is grieving the loss of my college boy’s presence. It doesn’t matter that I am happy for ...
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The Most Holistic Birthing Tool

How can we support a birth to progress with as much ease as possible? There are many many tools an expectant mama and her ...

Embodiment for Birth Anti-Racism and Postpartum Nourishment

Given our cultural conditioning and legacy giving birth can feel pretty scary as it is. Add in a pandemic. Add in being a black ...

Vaginal Steaming

Vaginal Steaming is a time-old healing tradition, meandering its way into mainstream consciousness. While it is contraindicated during pregnancy, there are tremendous benefits for ...

Meditation for a Pain-Free Birth

Is your body your ally? Or your nemesis? So often, it feels like our body is betraying us. One of the biggest lessons I ...

My clients no longer describe their births as painful!

I remember sitting at an extended family dinner a couple of months after my first (traumatic) birth and hearing someone share “If I could ...

Meet a Birth Revolutionary!

15 years ago when I was fiercely preparing for my "reclamation" birth, reading everything I could, practicing, learning... I came across Laura Shanley and ...

An Orgasmic and Transcendent Birth Story

How is it possible for birth to be a pleasurable experience when all we seem to hear about is the PAIN? Emilia Flor Vogt ...

Self-Advocacy in Childbirth

How do you stand for yourself during pregnancy and birth? How do you navigate a system that may not align with your desires? How ...

How do you prepare for an Ecstatic Birth?

The day your baby is born is one of the most momentous days of your life. Childbirth can be one of the most transformative ecstatic ...

An Ecstatic, Orgasmic, and DIVINE Birth!

"My recent birth with my second son Silver was the most ecstatic experience of my life bringing me closer to divine bliss than ever ...

Cycle-Synching Misses This HUGE Piece

I'm thrilled with all the wisdom rising up around how to honor our cycles.   As women we are cyclical beings. As mammals, bodies that ...

Forging your UNIQUE path

There is no "right" way to birth, only the right way for YOU. This is a foundational principle of Ecstatic Birth. So much of ...

ReBirth… with Ecstasy!

If you didn't have the birth you'd hoped for... If you worry about how a "negative" birth experience has imprinted your child, If you ...
Blissed out in Childbirth!

Blissed out… in Childbirth!

There is a whole wide  range of pleasure available to a woman in childbirth, emotional, spiritual and physical and so many nuances in between:  Ecstasy, ...

Feeling heavy?

So many of the women I speak to these days feel triggered, depressed, angry, tired, numb or heavy.  The first thing you need to ...

When it hurts SO bad…

Let's get real:  More women experience pain than pleasure in birth. So much of our medical system is built around rescuing women from the intensity ...

Against All Odds: An Ecstatic Birth

You may think everything needs to be perfect in order to have an Ecstatic Birth-- a loving partner, the perfect birth environment, unwavering support.  ...

Painless Contractions

Childbirth can be intense but that does not mean it has to be painful.Have you ever experienced intense euphoria?An intense orgasm?Or an intense moment ...

Scents for Childbirth and Pleasure

Did you know that your sense of smell gives you direct access to your primal brain?    It does!  This is such an important thing ...

Creation, Birth & Your DREAMS

Fall... back to school.. re-entry into our new masked world...This time of year always feels like a new beginning, but now more so than ...
Clearing Trauma for Birth

Clearing Trauma for Birth

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Birth is a BODY tripIn a culture that teaches us to live primarily in the ...

Rituals for healing, nourishment, and BIRTH

Our brains are whirring with thoughts of the future.. what is going to happen?With the pandemic? With the election? With schools? With racism? With ...

The Hardest Part of Birth Prep…

Preparing for an Ecstatic Birth can be So Much FUN.I mean.. .who doesn't love expanding pleasure in her life and body?!? Right?We've been trained ...

Birth as a Shamanic Journey

Last night I was cuddling in bed with my daughters, my heart expanding and aching with my love for them.Calling them into my life ...

Top Ten Reasons Women Birth in Pain (rather than pleasure)

“Why do most people tend to birth in pain rather than in pleasure?” This is the question I am asked most often when I ...

NURTURING LIFE

I want you to meet one of the many exceptional guest teachers in the Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training, Sokhna Heathyre Mabin.A leading edge visionary of ...

Catching Your BREATH

What an incredible time to be ALIVE! To be in our collective Re-Birth.. contraction by contraction. As we birth, the intensity is real:Our collective ...
Kendra E. Thornbury

If you are not as WEALTHY as you want to be…

In this moment of global awakening, we are ALL in deep contraction and MONEY is a core part of this contraction. Scarcity and struggle ...
Conversation to Transform Birth with Debra Pascali-Bonaro

What No One is Talking About…

I'm getting a little tired of all this talk about how we can survive the pandemic. How about you?Yes, survival is a basic requirement ...

For the LOVE of the BODY!

We are deep in labor now... no one really knows how long it will last, how intense the contractions will really get, and what ...

Autonomy and Immunity

One of the many, overflowing gifts that birth has given me is a sense of my own autonomy.Navigating my options in preparation for my ...

When a sex coach gives birth…!!!

I'm excited to share with you the Conversation to Transform Birth for this week. In many ways this woman is the embodiment and culmination ...

Let’s Dance..for stress relief, for birth preparation.. for ECSTASY!

I pride myself on being a warrioress.. FIERCE about my body... committed to my pleasure.. willing to do whatever it takes to FEEL good.That ...

Virtual Doula-Ing. The Power Of Energetics In A Hands Off World

One of the gifts of NOW is learning to bridge the worlds of the physical and energetic. With self-quarantine and social distancing mandates, our access ...

Supporting Birth from Afar

These are strange and uncertain times indeed, but one thing remains steady:Having a doula dramatically transforms and elevates your experience of birth. It has famously been ...

Releasing FEAR + Stress… Finding FLOW

Releasing fear and finding FLOW is a central theme in Birth on the best of days. Now.. it is an imperative for us ALL. ...

Locating Pleasure Amidst Intensity

Childbirth can be INTENSE!Ecstatic Birth is not about denying that intensity... or even numbing it or avoiding it in order to have a great ...

Sensations of Pleasure in Birth

There are so many factors that affect our birth experiences. Our desiresOur fearsOur bodiesOur relationship to our sexualityOur upbringingOur personal, cultural, and religious beliefsOur ...

Supporting Women in Ecstatic Birth

As the idea of Ecstatic Birth (and its Orgasmic soul sister) becomes more widespread, demand is rising for practitioners that can support expectant moms ...

A simple strategy to elevate your birth experience

Childbirth can be deeply empowering, pleasurable, ecstatic and even orgasmic. Yet most women experience the opposite. There is a HUGE  gap between the possibility ...
Sheila Kamara Hay

I Believe in You

No matter how tired, overwhelmed or frustrated you may feel, Ecstasy is within you.I have seen it time and time again with my clients--An ...

To Keep You Warm On These Dark Days…

Here in New York, it is DARK (and getting darker...)It is COLD (and getting colder...)I used to feel like I was entering into hell this ...

How to Call in Ecstasy

How often do you experience ecstasy? Is it enough for you? Or do you want MORE? (Most of us want MORE!) The experience of ...

Essential Key to an Ecstatic Birth: #3 Pleasure

Let's explore how you can best holistically support the natural process of birth with PLEASURE. You read that right. Pleasure. Pleasure is the most ...

A Birth Story You Won’t Want to Miss!

This morning I'm feeling ECSTASY pulsing through my body. In this spot, of PURE PLEASURE of I am most vibrantly ME.I spoke with a soul sister from across ...

Activating the MAGIC of the Body

Our bodies are incredible. They are the source of so much wisdom, power and PLEASURE. But we live in a culture that distrusts the ...

Opening to PLEASURE in Birth

Ooooooo, today I'd like to introduce you to a midwife that was featured in the documentary Orgasmic Birth! In this Conversation to Transform Birth, ...

Transforming your Birth Biz with PLEASURE

Just like we were NEVER told that pleasure is an essential part of the birthing process, many of us weren't trained in consciously using pleasure ...

Coming Home to your BODY

The CONVERSATIONS TO TRANSFORM BIRTH are on!!They are Hot!!They are POWERFUL &they are TRANSFORMING BIRTH!Maha Al Musa is a force, a visionary, a beauty with a HUGE ...

Locating ECSTASY through movement

I am really excited about this conversation with Stephanie Larson, Founder of Dancing for Birth, because for me, and so many others, DANCING is-- ...

Yoni Mapping

I can't wait for you to meet Ylia Sawitzki, a midwife working in New Zealand who has been immersed in pleasure and birth right from ...

Igniting your FEMININE Power

Oh Yesssssss... IGNITING YOUR FEMININE POWER!!! Who doesn't need more of that?!? I spoke with Jenny Braxton about this very important topic. Jenny is ...

ENERGY healing to support Ecstatic Birth with Sacred Reiki

Today I'd like to share with you a woman who helped me personally when I was preparing for my births. I had experienced a ...

From the Traumatic to the Ecstatic

We know being in the BODY is key in childbirth, but sometimes that can feel so HARD. We all hold trauma in our bodies--whether it ...

Postpartum: Ecstatic or Traumatic?

As passionate as I am about Ecstatic BIRTH, childbirth is a portal. The true journey is that of motherhood. How can we create an ...

Yoni Healing and Birth

How is it possible to turn pain to pleasure in childbirth?How is it possible to transform our birthing culture into one that empowers women ...

After The Contraction- A Blissful EXPANSION!!

I love my contractions!!  Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but truly when I get on the other side of all ...
Art by Shane Turner

Feeling the Contractions?

I've been thinking a lot about labor lately,--particularly that circle of expansion and contraction that our bodies experience in the first stage. That rhythm that underlies ...

The Fall of Man? I Think Not.

There is something that deeply troubles me about our legacy…. That moment when a baby is born and a mother emerges is magical, sacred.. ...

Train for Pleasure

Pregnancy was an incredible, awe-inspiring experience for me.I loved that my body was gestating a new life. I loved that it knew what to ...

The Art of FEELING

What if there was a way to release all your doubts, know you are on the right path, and enjoy yourself along the way? ...

“P” is for Pleasure and Power and P**?

This guest blog post is by Jenny Braxton, Mama, birth visionary, educator & community leader and ECSTATIC BIRTH PRACTITIONER! I entered my feminine form ...

Why I LOVE the Moon

We are entering the darkest days of the year here in New York. Dark like the womb Dark like the depths of the earth ...

I need this desperately and so do you

(This blog is super long, but I promise you it is worth every letter, every minute.) Ever beat up on yourself for not showing ...

The Difference YOU (and only you) can make!

When I was a little girl, I knew I was special and that I had come here for a reason. I know I'm not ...

Even Pumpkins Can Do This!

The power of pleasure in birth is available to EVERY woman that wants it.Ecstatic Birth is not a far away dream, a shoot for ...

Locating your Fierce Feminine Power

Have you ever struggled to bring your dreams into reality, wondering over and over again... "What is wrong with me?" or "Why can't I ...

The Feminine Cycle of Creation

In The Ecstatic Goddess, we take the feminine cycle of creation, the journey of conception through pregnancy, labor and delivery as it relates to ...

Having “the DREAM”

This is a pivotal moment in your life. You have never been in this exact position before.. preparing for this birth of this baby. ...

The View from the Other Side

I've been telling you all about the Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training and the benefits of supporting women in birth with PLEASURE. I've shared how the program ...

Enjoy the Journey of Mothering!

Mothering is one of the most profound, transformative, and challenging journeys a woman will undertake in her lifetime. While the love and joy you ...

Childbirth is Different Now

The full anatomy of the clitoris wasn't explored until 1998 with discoveries emerging as recently as 2005. Our understanding of this misunderstood part of ...

Dreaming of Birth

Some of the women I work with aren’t pregnant yet. Some are even still waiting for the right partner to create a family with. ...

39 weeks and “Eeeek….!”

Since l began offering my complimentary pleasure training strategy sessions, I have had the privilege of speaking with quite a few women at various ...

How to Melt into Your Sensuality to Prepare for an Ecstatic Birth

Sensuality is a powerful tool women can use to enhance their experience during labor and birth. Melting into her sensual nature allows a birthing ...

Birthing your Creative Projects with Pleasure

Birthing our creative projects is similar to birthing our babies in that both can challenge us and take us places we have never been ...

How does your Qi flow?

This week on the blog I am excited to introduce you to a very special woman, Dr. Peta Bailey. I met Peta a few ...

How’s your body feeling?

Wherever you are in the world the supermoon is shining bright on you at night. Full moons illuminate our darkness both tangibly and metaphorically. ...

Essential Key #2: Inner Wisdom

Woohoo!!!! You have decided, unequivocally, that you want to have an Ecstatic experience birthing your baby! You are moving through the First Essential Key ...

I still struggle with this. We all do.

For most of my younger years I was fiercely independent, adamant that I was strong enough, sharp enough, fill in the blank “x” enough, ...

Releasing the cycle of pain

We are 13 days out from the start of the Ecstatic Birth Practitioner Training and all my lifelong patterns and triggers are going off ...

The Single Most Important Factor

There are as many different ways to prepare for an Ecstatic Birth as there are women on the planet. Each woman is unique and ...

The Missing Link

This year my son received sex ed in his 7th grade health class for the first time. Much to his mortification, I asked him ...

Rites of Passage

This blog post has been a long time coming. Perhaps when the intensity of a situation is so strong, some time has to pass ...

State of Emergency

I have come to realize that I am a naturalist. I trust deeply in the design of Mother Nature- her beauty, her cleverness, her remarkable ...

I want you to know

Sweet Lady I want you to know with no doubt.. not even a one.. You Matter Not for the child in your womb (but ...

Essential Keys to Ecstatic Birth: Consciousness

The concept of Ecstatic Birthing is so foreign to most women that their first inclination is to laugh, roll their eyes, and completely dismiss ...

Talk to me…

Things have felt really funny as I’ve had a whole lotta time to myself lately. I’m looking around and realizing that my babies are no ...

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 ...

Orgasms and Birth

When thinking about the idea of enjoying childbirth, there is nothing more intriguing... and hexing than the idea of an orgasmic birth. We are ...

What To Do With Your Birth Fears

This past fall I started teaching  live-stream classes online about Ecstatic Birth. These class are hosted by en*theos a fabulous, progressive, online learning academy. This ...

When to say yes (or no)…

I had a really busy weekend with my family this weekend. We had a great line-up of events, gatherings, and activities. But rather than ...

Epidurals and Ecstasy?

One of the questions I get asked most often when I tell people about Ecstatic Birth is- “Can you do this with an Epidural?” ...

The Yin of Birth

This year I gifted myself the right to have summer vacation. It was a choice born from my anxiety, the pressure that I was ...

Let’s celebrate!

I hope you had a great Mother’s day, honoring and being honored. There is no doubt that a mama is source for the child ...

Oh. Shit.

Have you ever felt anxious when your cycle was a few days late? Maybe you weren’t as careful as you should have been...that one ...

What about the baby?

I don't like to write  about babies. The reason is very simple. There is a ton of information out there on what we moms ...

A Force of Nature

I got to witness Hurricane Sandy up front and close. Out my living room window, I watched as some of the most massive trees ...

An Invitation…

You are invited to be the guest of honor at the soul shakin’, life-altering party known as Birth. Lady, we will place you on ...

What is so sexy about birth???

Recently, I was telling a friend about Ecstatic birth and I noticed that she had a dubious look on her face. When I questioned ...
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