When Your Husband Doesn’t Support Freebirth: Mikiah’s Lessons

the free birth podcast Nov 10, 2023

Episode #239

"When Your Husband Doesn’t Support Freebirth: Mikiah’s Lessons"

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Mikiah admits she betrayed herself in letting her husband lead on where she should birth her first child. She brilliantly and painfully articulates the horrors of the birth center and the medical midwifery practices that she endured. She learned what she needed to learn to choose differently when she became pregnant again. Mikiah shares the perfect birth story of her second, attended by her darling husband and toddler. 

Here’s what you’ll hear: 

  • The domination strategies that nurses and doctors use and the horrible things that were said to Mikiah to get her to be subordinate.
  • Her choice not to have an ultrasound and how her doctor's tone changed from “ this could be nothing” to now “your baby could have down syndrome.”
  • Traumatic medwifery practices like nipple stimulation, pushing without contractions and a midwife holding her placenta
  • How her second pregnancy was filled with intentional conscious decisions 
  • How to get your partner on board with freebirth (the short answer is don't, it's not their decision), the importance of making decisions independently, and the role of codependency in relationships.
  • The emotional and physical impact of birth trauma 
  • The importance of trusting and choosing yourself 


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