The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Blessings & Lessons: Shanika’s Awakening

Blessings & Lessons: Shanika’s Awakening

I am grateful to be bringing you the story of a wise woman with quite the story to tell. Shanika is from Jamaica, currently living in Atlanta, Ga, and is both a free birther and a Radical Birth Keeper. She tells us of her first birth at 17 and then the tragic tale of her daughter's death three years later. And yet, in the loss of her daughter, Shanika had a true spiritual awakening, and became the incredible woman she is today. Shanika is a deep well of wisdom, and her story will surely inspire you to be your authentic...

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Emilee Saldaya
Woman’s Wisdom Continues: The Freebirth of Bec’s Daughter

Woman’s Wisdom Continues: The Freebirth of Bec’s Daughter

This week we have the lovely Bec from Australia who finally decided with her third baby to stop compromising her vision and had a glorious home birth with her daughter, which both challenged her marriage and the previous stories she’d been told about her body in birth. Bec is a doula turned radical birth keeper who shares how she chose to hop out of the machine and live her life aligned with her truth. 

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Emilee Saldaya
The Only Way Is Through: Jaime’s Power Story

The Only Way Is Through: Jaime’s Power Story

Today on the show we have Jaime, who shares the heartbreaking story of her first two children born in the system, and the insightful reflections of her experience. Jaime shares the incredible story of her choice to leave the system and birth in sovereignty, while navigating her 3 year olds brain tumor diagnosis and surgery. This is a beautiful tale of a woman finding her voice in her marriage and in her life. 

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Emilee Saldaya
Choosing Myself: Sarah’s Outdoor Birth

Choosing Myself: Sarah’s Outdoor Birth

I’m joined today by Sarah, calling in from her yurt on Maui, Hawaii.On the same day she decided to leave her partner, Sarah, at 22 years of age, was shocked to discover she was unexpectedly pregnant.This episode is a poetic tale of a young woman turning towards trust, surrendering to the great mystery, and learning to choose herself, fully.Sarah shares about her wild pregnancy, and of the lessons she was sent during her psychedelic outdoor birth.She also tells us of her blissful first year of motherhood, and of the tearful sweetness of her father coming to take care of her...

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