Birthing Truth: A Collection Of Freebirth Stories

Emilee Saldaya
Amanda's Freebirth

Amanda's Freebirth

She was coming down fast. I heard Ian tell the kids it’s birthing noises. I was still on toilet and when I reached between my legs I could feel her bag of waters bulging. I wanted the water to break so bad for relief. I got off the toilet and onto hands and knees and could feel her head emerging and the waters broke as it did. Ian was behind me at this point. I think I was saying get out as in baby in my body and next thing I knew, baby was out. I was breathing heavy and...

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Emilee Saldaya
Following My Heart to Freebirth

Following My Heart to Freebirth

I labored on the toilet. I wrapped my arms around G and with each wave moaned and yelled and then when one passed I would say to G “kiss me, kiss me”. I was so turned on! When my body started pushing (I didn’t think about it, the fetal ejection reflex (FER) just kicked in) I would squat. I followed my urge to bear down on the sensation. Feeing the baby’s head crowning was so intense! I was being stretched again beyond my limits. The ring of fire was just that - hot hot hot! I said to myself “the...

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Emilee Saldaya
The Birth of Tahvy Lakshmi, Supported by Traditional Midwives

The Birth of Tahvy Lakshmi, Supported by Traditional Midwives

By 2 AM, the contractions were so intense that I couldn’t really handle them without my full concentration. I didn’t want to wake Bear, but by this time, I knew I had to start using my tools. I started to OM through each wave, deep and low, as I had learned over years of teaching prenatal yoga. I remember feeling pleased that I had this tool (the yoga was worth it!), but god, it took all of me! At this point I abandoned my contraction app and counted my waves through OMs. 1 wave = 7 OMs, I soon realized. I...

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Emilee Saldaya
7th baby, 1st Freebirth.

7th baby, 1st Freebirth.

I gave birth freely. NOT on my back, NOT attached to machines, NOT while being traumatized.

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