Birthing Truth: A Collection Of Freebirth Stories

Emilee Saldaya
Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet

This is the moment that I was waiting for, that I was anticipating. I prepared over nine months for this moment and it was even more perfect that I imagined.

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Emilee Saldaya
Kaylee's Freebirth Story

Kaylee's Freebirth Story

“I had a baby!” I cried out in shock and amazement, as I scooped her into my arms and onto my chest. I turned myself over and sat on the bed, removing the wet things from underneath myself and sitting on a dry chux pad to wait for the placenta. It was 1:50 am. My doula walked in about 10 minutes later and was able to get us cleaned up. From the time we called her, it had only been 25 minutes or so, and from the time I had noticed the contractions getting regular to the time my baby...

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Emilee Saldaya
~The Freebirth of Roland Antonio ~

~The Freebirth of Roland Antonio ~

It was a warm October day with scattered showers sweetening the air as my baby and I danced him into the world.  For the first time in any of my labors I felt the need to eat. My partner brought me some yogurt and mango…I think because I was in labor it seemed like the best, sweetest yogurt and mango I ever had.  In labor the world melts away while at the same time one is more connected to it than ever.

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Emilee Saldaya
~My Journey to Free Birth~

~My Journey to Free Birth~

It was such a relief to get in the water.  I felt the contractions getting closer and stronger.  Ideally there would have been more water in the pool but with the faulty hook up at first it was a bit shallow.  It still worked well (pots of water were on the stove for additional hot water). It was getting harder to find relief as I moved around.  Suddenly I felt a bubble emerge between my legs and then it burst, this was a strange and very interesting sensation. I yell to my partner "my water just broke!"  Then things got...

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