Jennifer posted a wonderful story of her orgasmic VBAC on Livemom.com:
I pushed for two hours, which isn’t too bad compared to the 43-hour marathon labor stories we hear. I was pretty vocal; mostly pissed that there was zero pain-relief from the epidural. I think the contractions were more painful because I had the expectation of pain relief, but since there was none, all I could think about was the pain.
The good part of the epidural not working is that I felt every bit of James leave my body, even his nose. It was pretty amazing. My doctor was yelling encouragement for me to push while he delivered James’s head with one hand and did perineal massage with the other. I felt an intense burning situation and then, holy cow, I had the strongest orgasm I had ever had. I faltered mid-push because, well, I had no expectation of having an orgasm during birth. Who does?? I was embarrassed-orgasms are for the bedroom, not the delivery room.
And she gives a shout-out to ICAN, too:
In closing, I offer a small bit of advice to all women: your body was made, among other things, to have children. You CAN do it, even if you think you can’t. If you prepare for childbirth, educate yourself on breathing and mechanisms to help you deal with the pain ahead of time, labor will be easier. Make this your mantra: “I CAN do it.” You can, you can! For more information on vaginal births after cesarean sections, please check out the International Cesarean Awareness Network.
Congrats, Jennifer! And thanks for sharing your story with the blogosphere…