The Free Birth Podcast — radical birth keeper

Emilee Saldaya
Surprised by the Light: Anna's RBK-Attended First Birth

Surprised by the Light: Anna's RBK-Attended First Birth

Anna, a Radical Birth Keeper School graduate, shares with us all today the simple beauty of her RBK-attended first birth. Surrounded by song, sisters, and silence, Anna talks about being surprised by how easy the whole birth process was, the psychedelic postpartum phase, navigating tongue ties and lip ties, and experiencing breastfeeding grief.

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Trusting Placental Birth: Sylvie's Story

Trusting Placental Birth: Sylvie's Story

Today on the show, I'm talking with my friend, Sylvie. Sylvie's first birth with medical midwives left her unpacking the dynamic for months, and questioning her capacity as a mother. Supported by The Free Birth Society Community Membership, she committed to her own healing. Sylvie joyfully welcomed in a wild pregnancy and freebirth with her second baby. In this episode, we discuss physiological placental birth, intuition, and how birth has the capacity to leave us feeling deeply renewed and reborn.

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Money, Midwifery, and the Origins of The Radical Birth Keeper School with Yolande Norris-Clark

Money, Midwifery, and the Origins of The Radical Birth Keeper School with Yolande Norris-Clark

Today I'm bringing you a very special episode, with the infamous and highly esteemed guest (and my best friend), Yolande Norris-Clark. Together, we share our origin story of becoming friends over the internet, and how we chose, from two different countries, to join forces to change the world. We share about the early stages of dreaming up the Radical Birth Keeper School and the lessons we've learned along the way. We get into our thoughts about making money, our numerous collective and individual supposed public scandals and how they've been entirely "for us", and we talk about the difference between...

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Caitlyn's Departure from Medical Midwifery and Her Return to Wholeness

Caitlyn's Departure from Medical Midwifery and Her Return to Wholeness

Caitlyn is a midwife from South Africa who long dreamt of attending birthing women in integrity, but kept coming up against the hypocrisy of the medicalized midwifery world. She brings to us today her story of unraveling herself from the regulations and culture of licensed midwifery, how she navigated being investigated by the Department of Health, and how she found her way forward in authentic midwifery through taking The Radical Birth Keeper School.

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