Orgasmic birth – it’s a thing!

6% claim an orgasmic birthTHERE are lots of things us mums shout out in labour – from ‘owwww that hurts!’ to ‘I don’t think I can do this!’ But ‘yes, yes, yessss!’?

Well an incredible six per cent of mums have revealed they found giving birth intensely pleasurable – and even had an orgasm! That’s the stunning result from the latest Channel Mum survey, with our friends at the

Overall, a quarter of the 2,209 mums we spoke to said they  ‘love’ being in labour – with 67 per cent describing birth as ‘a very positive experience.’ In a world where the only news seems to be bad news – even with birth stories – we feel this is an important message to share.

So many mums-to-be only hear the negative stories that it’s easy to get worried about bringing your baby into the world, and the fear can mar what should be a lovely pregnancy and an exciting time in your life.

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Lucy Roberts amazing birth story

So what’s even more encouraging is that our study showed a quarter of mums said giving birth was much easier than expected, compared to just one in five who found it harder than they were prepared for.

And the best bit?  Mums’ favourite part of giving birth is just as the baby is being born, preferred by 41 per cent of women, followed by 27 per cent who claimed the moment they went into labour as their most enjoyable part of the birth process.

But the least liked time is pushing, with 38 per cent of mums finding it tough, along with one in three who found the early hours of being in labour hardest.

And it seems we’re loving giving birth so much that 36 per cent of us now plan the type of birth we want BEFORE we’re even pregnant!

Channel Mum founder Siobhan Freegard said: “No quarter of mums say giving birth was easier than expectedother life changing experience has such a bad reputation as giving birth. Yes it can be gruelling and it can go wrong, but it can also be amazing, empowering and even pleasurable, with a surprising number of mums saying they enjoyed an orgasmic birth.”

Now here at Channel Mum we’ve also notice a real trend for mums researching birth stories when they are newly pregnant, and for new mums to share their birth vids once the new arrival is safely here. So we were delighted to find out that 92 per cent of mothers read or watch them and 94 per cent of you have shared your own.

But there’s one thing lacking here and that’s dad’s side of the story. Our research revealed an overwhelming 96 per cent of mums want to hear from dads but only 53 per cent knew of a dad who’d shared his story – and just two in five said their partner shared his own story.

92% of mum watch or read birth storiesBut we’re on our way to fixing this with our collection of birth stories from our vlogger mums – and dads! You can take a look at our growing collection of great dads birth stories over here.

Milli Hill, birth expert and founder of the Positive Birth Movement said: “The fact that giving birth can be a brilliantly enjoyable experience is a well-kept secret that is finally getting out!”

We’d love to know how you’d describe your labour and birth in just three words. Tag us on social using #BirthIn3

Watch the rest of the results from our new survey in the video below:

Happy Easter!

IT’S EASTER WEEKEND, the clocks are going forward and the sun is finally shining. But whether you’re Christian, follow another religion or don’t really believe at all, Spring is still a very special time. For Christians, Easter symbolises the resurrection of Christ – and new life as Mother Nature awakens after winter.Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 10.51.28 While modern-day Easter makes us think of fluffy chicks and chocolate eggs, even from pagan times the Egg was the ultimate symbol of fertility. Christians soon adopted it as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection from the tomb, being a casket from which new life emerges. Many ancient cultures also had a Spring Mother Goddess who banished ‘old man’ Winter, including the Anglo-Saxon Eostre and Nordic Ostra.
And even today babies born on Easter Day are though to be especially lucky in life, with celebs including Harry Potter star Emma Watson, actress Melissa Joan Hart and actor John Rudd also Easter Sunday babies. Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 10.50.45
But as well as giving birth to new life, Easter can also be a time for creating a new life. Chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac and midwives report a surge of babies born nine months after the long Easter Weekend!
Here at Channel Mum we have our own brood of Easter chicks about to be hatched, with lots of our Vloggers pregnant and more to be announced soon. And while we’re following their unique journeys, we’d love to hear your birth story too. We’ve teamed up with our friends at the Positive Birth Movement to hear all about your birth, so fill in our survey for your chance to win £150 in supermarket vouchers – but just don’t spend it all on choccy eggs!

We wish you and your family the most wonderful Easter, with love from all the team at Channel Mum x