The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Beyond Complicity: Birth Work Outside The System

Beyond Complicity: Birth Work Outside The System

April is Radical Birth Keeper Month! Every Friday in April we will journey through a different woman's story of her becoming a radical birth keeper. Today I am joined by a dear friend of mine, Isabella. Isabella was a doula in New York City, until this past year, when she made the decision to question everything that felt wrong about her chosen path, and create a better one. Isabella shares her challenges, victories, and wisdom on what it has been like to become a radical birth keeper. Isabella describes her evolution in birth work as a move, "beyond complicity" and...

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Emilee Saldaya
The Challenges of Being A Human Rights Activist with Jennifer Lahl

The Challenges of Being A Human Rights Activist with Jennifer Lahl

This week I invite Jennifer Lahl on the show, who is the Founder and President for the Center for Bioethics and Culture, based in San Francisco. She’s also a documentary producer, having created important films like Eggspoitation and Big Fertility. Today we discuss some of the health risks of egg harvesting and of being a surrogate, as well as some of the deeply concerning language in surrogacy contracts, and the challenges Jennifer has faced as she tries to make legislative changes to protect women. I also share some my experience of the backlash I received in putting out the three...

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Emilee Saldaya
Choosing Awareness Over Fear: An Offering For These Times

Choosing Awareness Over Fear: An Offering For These Times

I am joined today by Nancy Lucina, our in-house shamanic facilitator and spiritual guide. Today we check in with Nancy to hear what she has to share on how to tune into a love filled frequency during these stressful times. "All the right things, at all the right times, in all the right ways, for myself and the highest good of all involved, may it be so." Stay tuned for her meditation and song offerings at the end. :)

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Emilee Saldaya
If A Cat Can Do It, I Can Too: Simone's Freebirth

If A Cat Can Do It, I Can Too: Simone's Freebirth

Today I have my friend Simone on the show who tells us the story of her first baby that was born free, outside under a tree, in Mexico. Simone came to choose free birth from watching her own cat give birth, and tells us how it all began with the thought, “If a cat can do it, I can do it.” And so she did. 

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