The Free Birth Podcast — freebirth

Emilee Saldaya
Into the Eyes of a Warrior: Eliza's Family Freebirth

Into the Eyes of a Warrior: Eliza's Family Freebirth

Today on the show, we have the wild and wise Eliza, a Hungarian born woman, living in France with her beloved. This is a romantic tale of a new love, a surprise pregnancy, and a young woman hiring a midwife, and then firing a midwife when her true stripes are revealed. It was the news that her midwife didn’t actually support Eliza bringing her dear mother and sister into her birthing space, that she knew it was time to cut the ties, take the dive, and create the epic family freebirth she knew she deserved. Birthing in the heat of...

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Emilee Saldaya
Finding Freebirth with Four Daughters

Finding Freebirth with Four Daughters

Today, Jessica brings us the beautiful story of a mother reckoning with her inner authority as she navigates her way through multiple births. From her first baby being born at a hospital, to a “party birth” with her second daughter, Jessica shares how she learned each time to surrender more to the wild unknowing-ness of birth. With her third and fourth daughters, Jessica birthed freely and unhindered- with her most recent birth being attended by her two eldest daughters. Jessica’s story offers a vision of how powerful, mother-led, matriarchal birth can be the model for all of our daughters moving...

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Emilee Saldaya
Freebirthing with Shoulder Dystocia, Regretting the NICU, and Flourishing

Freebirthing with Shoulder Dystocia, Regretting the NICU, and Flourishing

On today’s show, Sarah shares a common and familiar story of women who trade in their pregnancy and birth desires in order to make other people comfortable. With her first child, Sarah had a homebirth, but many of the decisions she made were for her partner- and even for her midwife. Sarah shares how it wasn’t until she freebirthed her second baby, that she realized what went wrong with her first birth. In her third and most recent birth, Sarah shares the riveting and heartbreaking story of her baby spending his first hour of life between the fluid spaces of...

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