The makers of a new documentary called "Orgasmic Birth" promise that such a thing is possible when you give birth without drugs, wheelchairs and stirrups. The enigmatic (and not immediately obvious) sensual secrets of childbirth will be revealed at a screening of the film tonight in Laguna Niguel. If you're still not convinced, there will be a panel of doctors, midwives, mothers, doulas and the like after the film to chat about the many (orgasmic?) ways women can give birth but are never told about. The screening and panel are a fundraiser to help support the ongoing efforts of a group of parents and medical professionals, (known as the Community Alliance for Birth Options), who are trying to get OC hospitals to lift the embarrassingly tight lid they keep on midwife assisted hospital births (only two hospitals in the county currently allow midwives to deliver babies; see the OCW story here). Funds will also go to CABO's other venture: with midwife BJ Snell at its center, the group plans to open a free-standing birth center in December for women who want to give birth with a midwife in a medical setting. And maybe have an orgasm or two while they're at it.
Film screening details after the jump...
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What: Screening of "Orgasmic Birth" When: Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Where: Regency Rancho Laguna Niguel 8, 24571 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel. Why: Fundraiser for CABO (Coummunity Alliance for Birth Options) Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $35 per couple