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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Orgasmic Birth Tomorrow- Don't miss out!!!

ICAN of the Twin Cities is proudly co-sponsoring

Thursday, September 25 - 7:00pm
Riverview Theater, Minneapolis, MN

(3CEUs/Contact Hours)


The theater has an event letting out immediately prior to ours. Advance online ticket purchases are


The film will be introduced by
Orgasmic Birth's producer, Debra Pascali-Bonaro.


Pleasure in Birth: Is it Possible?
Thursday, September 25, 1:30-3:00 pm
Woodwinds Health Campus, 1925 Woodwinds Dr., Woodbury, MN

1.5 CEUs/contact hours
Directions, with map, provided when you buy a ticket.

Price: $19


Becoming a Birth Activist (Lecture & Brunch)
Friday, September 26, 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Corondolet Center, 1890 Randolf Ave., St. Paul, MN

4 CEUs/contact hours

Directions, with map, provided when you buy a ticket.

Price: $50 (includes brunch)



MN State DONA Gathering/Annual Meeting

Wabun Park, Minneapolis

Thursday, September 25, 3:00 - 6:00pm

(1 contact hour for DONA certified doulas)


TRIPLE TREAT - Register for all 3 events for $69.

COUPLE SPECIAL (expectant or not) - Two for $30.


Up to 9 CEUS available for only $85! Visit for full details.

Receive a certificate of attendance for no extra fee.

About The Organizers

Spinning BabiesSpinning Babies:
Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning

Contact: Gail Tully


The mom's job is to dilate, the baby's job is to rotate. Spinning Babies is an educational website devoted to making birth easier with fetal positioning. When a woman's womb is symmetrical, her baby will settle into the ideal position to fit more easily through the pelvis. Come visit Spinning Babies.

3 SmilesTen Moons Rising:
Giving Birth to a More Peaceful World
Contact: Monica Matos, Founder

Ten Moons Rising Holistic Family Education is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about the profound impact that our earliest experiences - in the womb and at birth - have on one's self-image, perceptions of the world, health, behavior and relationship patterns.
The way a baby is born determines whether these foundational patterns are created from traumatic experiences (which can be healed) or gentle, loving ones. The way a mother gives birth impacts her confidence, fulfillment and overall sense of well-being. Birth matters!

3 SmilesThe Childbirth Collective:
A Minnesota Nonprofit Serving Birthing Families
Contact: Teri Pier, CD(DONA), CE

The Childbirth Collective is a nonprofit organization with chapters in the Twin Cities, Duluth, St. Croix River Valley, Winona/LaCrosse, and Fargo/Moorhead. The goal of "The Collective," through resources such as free weekly Parent Topic Nights, is to enhance the childbearing year for parents by promoting quality doula support, advocating evidence-based care, and providing accessible education based on the wellness model of maternity care. We are a collective of birth professionals inclusive of Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Midwives, Lactation Consultants, Psychological Counselors, Massage Therapists, and others within the birthing community, providing services to support families, and each other.

Ican LogoICAN of The Twin Cities
Contact: Sarah Shannon
Please check out our NEW website:
A local chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network

ICAN of the Twin Cities is a local chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). Free monthly meetings for support and education are held the second Monday of the month in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area of Minnesota. In addition, we have a library of birth-related books, articles and cesarean/VBAC related research, provide individual telephone or e-mail support, do presentations to any group interested in cesarean prevention or VBAC, attend birth-related events, and generate media coverage for group activities and cesarean issues in the news.

Dona LogoMN DONA
Contact: Susan Lane, DONA State Representative

MN DONA is the informal name to designate Minnesota members of DONA International. DONA international is the largest doula training and certifying organization in the world. Minnesota has largest state membership, per capita, of any state in the US. Minnesota comprises 5% of all DONA membership-- 268 members. Our state has more doula-attended births per capita than any other state! Join through the website.

When you join DONA you will automatically be joining MN DONA without any additional efforts.

Announcement! Our Dona state gathering will be held in conjunction with local Orgasmic Birth events. Watch for location in the next e-newsletter!


Orgasmic Birth is a phenomenal film, with a scientifically-validated
message: that birth is an intimate and innately ecstatic event, as evidenced by the laboring woman's release of ecstatic hormones... It is the perfect antidote to 21st century birth fright. Astonishing, thrilling, and transformative.
Dr .Sarah J Buckley,GP/ family physician, Queensland, Australia
I had the great honor of attending the initial screening with families
featured in the film. What an incredible experience and what a most moving and provocative film. It should be mandatory viewing for all families and practitioners involved in the birth process.
Dr. Larry Rosen, Pediatrician, Oradell, NJ

What a wonderful, empowering, hopeful film! My hope is that women, men, nurses, doctors, and pretty much everybody take the time to see this film. This could be life changing. Thank you so much!
Jennifer Steele, Doula, Portland OR

I loved the film. It's the best feature-length film about birth I have ever seen - and I have seen them all.
Carol Gray, Midwife, Portland OR

Orgasmic Birth is the perfect blend of evidence-based information and documentary film making. This blend helps the viewer to understand more thoroughly the normalcy of birth and why, 90% of the time, birth is an uncomplicated event. As a nurse with over 30 years of experience, I can say that every birth consumer and professional should see this documentary film and will come away with renewed faith and trust in the process!
Connie Livingston RN, BS, LCCE, CD(DONA)
President, Perinatal Education Associates, Inc.

Orgasmic Birth shows what is possible when healthy women feel loved, confident, secure, uninhibited, and cared for during pregnancy and birth. The moving beautiful images leave no room for fear or loneliness, and show birth as the deeply sexual experience that it can be. Thank you, Debra Pascali-Bonaro and your team, for your vision and courage in portraying the ecstatic, sexual, orgasmic potential that exists in birth!
Penny Simkin, Doula, childbirth educator, and birth counselor; Seattle WA

Finally, the truth about birth - some ecstasy, some agony, but beyond doubt a celebration! Women must know that birth is indeed the ultimate expression of their female power, in all its possibilities. Birds fly, fish swim, women do birth.
Elizabeth Noble, PT, Author, Founder of Women¹s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

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