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Is having a "birthgasm" something a lot of women experience? According to a recent survey of midwives in France, it might be more than you think!
The Doctors discuss this surprising childbirth bonus where 6% of women said they experienced an orgasm during childbirth. Based on her experience OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry shares, "What I would say, especially to first-time moms [is] don't show up on labor and delivery expecting to have an orgasm." Meaning, it's not THAT common and perhaps pretty hard to actually achieve.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork asks, "At what point are they having an orgasm? These 6%...that's 1 in every 20 [women]!" Dr. Landry shares, "There are theories. Perhaps it's hormonal because oxytocin is involved in labor and the painful contractions but that's also the hormone that's released when you have an orgasm. Some people say maybe it's when the baby comes down the birth canal [and] they hit the G-spot, and some people perceive pain as pleasure."
She goes on to say "I don't get it. It might not be my thing, it might not be your thing but don't be mad at them!" When asked if she's ever seen one of her patients have a so-called "birthgasm" Dr. Landry replies, "No. They feel a lot of emotions and orgasmic emotions aren't included."
Is it something you've ever experienced?