Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret is a 2008 documentary film that examines the intimate nature of birth. It had been shown at women’s and film festivals since May 2008, before being shown for the first time in primetime on January 2, 2009 by ABC’s 20/20.
The documentary follows the journey of eleven women through labour, presenting how blissful birth can be. Interviews with experts, doctors, midwives, gynecologists, anthropologists, neonatologists, nurses, Lamaze educators, and mothers and fathers) explore how the birthing process has become a medical procedure rather than a natural process. Noted narrators include Ina May Gaskin.
The score features vocalist Sabina Sciubba, vocalist Dadon, cellist Elaine Kreston, flutist Steve Gorn, African drummer Karamo Sabally.