The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Pain For The Childless Mother: Briana's Story of Surrogacy Part 2 of 3

Pain For The Childless Mother: Briana's Story of Surrogacy Part 2 of 3

Growing up with a deep pain for the childless mother, Brianna couldn’t shake the desire to give a woman in need, a child. After birthing her two children, she sought out a surrogacy agency in hopes of both finding the right woman to give of herself to, and also with a secret hope of healing her own birth trauma that she had endured with her first two children. As is so common with surrogate mothers, Brianna tells us of her deep regret. She shares the story of her sheer and total devastation as she realized halfway through her pregnancy that...

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Emilee Saldaya
"To Buy a Baby, You Must First Rent a Woman" with MaryLou Singleton: Surrogacy Series Part 1 of 3

"To Buy a Baby, You Must First Rent a Woman" with MaryLou Singleton: Surrogacy Series Part 1 of 3

Alright my friends, the time has come for our Three Part Surrogacy Series. I have been wanting to unpack surrogacy on this show for a while now and offer my listeners a walk through as to why it is inherently anti-feminist and anti-motherbaby. So for the next three weeks we will be doing a deep dive looking at it from every angle, with experts on commercial surrogacy in Part 1 and 3 of this series. We will also have a personal story with our guest next week, Briana, who will be sharing her story of deep pain and regret having...

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Emilee Saldaya
Laughing Her Baby Into The World: Kayla's Healing of the Mother Wound

Laughing Her Baby Into The World: Kayla's Healing of the Mother Wound

I sit down with my friend Kayla and she shares the wonderfully entertaining and wisdom rich story of her first birth, in which she chose to follow her intuition and had a wild pregnancy and a truly euphoric freebirth. Kayla shares how she laughed her baby into the world, her refreshing take on spirit babies, and how she used her breastfeeding challenges as an opportunity to heal her mother wound.

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Emilee Saldaya
Being Open To A New Story: The Wisdom of Kristin's Freebirth

Being Open To A New Story: The Wisdom of Kristin's Freebirth

We are joined today by Kristin, who freebirthed her second child. Kristin has so much wisdom to give and her story is simple and sweet. Having had great challenges with breastfeeding the first time, Kristin shares how she took total responsibility for creating a new postpartum story.

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