Birthing Truth: A Collection Of Freebirth Stories

Emilee Saldaya
The Birth Of Journey Rose

The Birth Of Journey Rose

The birth of my daughter was different from my last two births which were in hospitals and involved interventions. I was so in tune with what was happening with my body and intuitively I knew exactly what to do each step of the way. I’m grateful I finally got to experience what birth truly is, undisturbed and with the support of my husband. Having my daughter only confirmed the power I hold as a women and for that I’m thankful.

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Emilee Saldaya
Birthing Outside in Power & Instinct

Birthing Outside in Power & Instinct

I worried about my team growing tired, but I felt absolutely no fatigue myself. I also worried that this could go on for a very long time, though. Within an hour of getting in the pool I wondered how far along I was and decided to feel inside myself. There was the amniotic sac, which was intact. Wow! Things were much closer than I knew. But I also felt a slight bit of stiff cervix left and knew that I wasn't yet fully dilated. I didn't really say anything to anyone. Andrew and Maya had been inside the tipi with...

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Emilee Saldaya
The Free Birth of Sage Wolf

The Free Birth of Sage Wolf

But with one last contraction, he slides out. We pull him up to my chest and I’m in shock. I see some mucus on his nose so I suck a little. I rub his back and after a few moments he cries out. We check to see the sex, more than anything I want to welcome our baby with their name. A boy! We Welcome Sage Wolf. My sister brings in Luna and together we surround him with love while I sit in the pool for a few moments. I just look at him, stroke him, kiss him. I can’t...

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Emilee Saldaya
Lilliana's Freebirth

Lilliana's Freebirth

Her head came out then her body all in what seemed like 30 seconds total. My husband had caught her and I flipped around to sit down and grab her. I saw she was a she and began to cry as I told him it’s a girl! It was 2:58 p.m. She was very gurgley. I tried to suck stuff out with my mouth but nothing was coming. I held her head lowered to try to drain her, and again nothing. I decided to go ahead and syringe out stuff with a bulb. After about 20 min I stood up...

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