The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
A Ten Minute Freebirth & The Discovery of Self Authority

A Ten Minute Freebirth & The Discovery of Self Authority

Have you ever heard of a ten minute birth? I hadn’t, until I sat with Lindsey and listened to her story. After having four deeply unsatisfactory births in the hospital, she knew she wanted something different with her fifth child. Realizing they wouldn’t be able to afford a midwife, Lindsey chose freebirth and began her life altering shift from playing the good girl, to becoming the self assured powerful woman she is today. Lindsey shares with us the story of her most recent birth, her first daughter, that from start to finish lasted 10 painless minutes.

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Emilee Saldaya
You're Not Broken - The System Is Broken: Processing Birth Trauma

You're Not Broken - The System Is Broken: Processing Birth Trauma

This week we have a special episode on discussing the experience of and then the healing of birth trauma. As we know far too well, women across the globe are routinely victimized by normalized obstetrical violence and left traumatized from the many ways in which they and their babies were harmed in the system. I am joined by Diana, who experienced the unnecessary yet systematic cascade of interventions in her home birth transfer. This resulted in both a surgical birth she knew she didn’t need, soaked in trauma, with a deep fear of ever having a second child. Surprised by...

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Emilee Saldaya
A Military Family's Freebirth: Jessyl's Story

A Military Family's Freebirth: Jessyl's Story

Today on the show we have Jessyl, who after a hospital birth said never again, and freebirthed her second child in her home in Italy, and then her most recent baby in Virginia. Jessyl talks about navigating being a military family and freebirthing on base. She also shares how she dealt with her nervous husband and the actions she took to step outside the system, one birth at a time. 

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Emilee Saldaya
Birthing Wild & Free On Kauai

Birthing Wild & Free On Kauai

This week on the podcast we have the beautiful Yoni, who on a whim, pregnant with her second child, journeyed from the mainland to Kauai with her partner to settle in their next chapter of life. She enjoyed a truly autonomous pregnancy with no outside management, and practiced deep listening and connectivity with her baby soon to be born. Yoni shares her gorgeous story of birthing wild and free outside, in the water, under the moon, on sacred land.

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