The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Simple and Sweet: Debbie's Freebirth

Simple and Sweet: Debbie's Freebirth

This week we have Debbie from Utah sharing the story of her first two births in captivity and then the freebirth of her third. After a mixed bag of experiences in the hospital with her first two, Debbie realized early in her third pregnancy that she wanted to have an unassisted childbirth. Using the tools of hypnobirthing and by way of lots of research, she got ready for an ecstatic birth. Debbie birthed just she had envisioned. Lastly she shares why she chose to go to the hospital after her birth and thankfully, had a positive experience.

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Emilee Saldaya
Freebirth in New Hampshire: Kate's Story

Freebirth in New Hampshire: Kate's Story

This week we are joined by Kate from New Hampshire, who free birthed both her children. Kate shares how she decided birthing independently with her first child was the safest decision for her family. In the telling of her birth stories, she tells us about how she cried on the phone to Ikea customer service in early labor in one birth, and went to a doula interview in the next! Kate’s stories are such perfect examples of how simple but yet, highly individual each person’s births are. And as always get into a talk about doulas and midwives.

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Emilee Saldaya
An Ecstatic Freebirth on the South Coast of New South Wales

An Ecstatic Freebirth on the South Coast of New South Wales

Today we are joined by Rose from the South Coast of New South Wales. After a fairly challenging and dramatic first home birth, Rose was dead set on not having another child for some time. On a trip back to Australia from the Caribbean where her partner was working, she discovered she was pregnant yet again. On the brink of Hurricane Irma, she was separated from her partner for many months, who got stuck in the Caribbean in the aftermath of the disastrous hurricane. Rosie stayed in Australia with family and decided to freebirth. She experienced a simple and painless...

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Emilee Saldaya
Freebirthing Twins: Stephanie's Story

Freebirthing Twins: Stephanie's Story

This week we have Stephanie’s story of freebirthing her twins. Stephanie explains that she would have much preferred to have had the presence of midwives but when she was risked out from the licensed midwifery practice, she was backed into a corner. She had to choose, either return to the hospital where she had been abused in her first birth, or stay home and have a normal family centered birth. And so... she did just that.

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