The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

The Power of VBAC: Diana's Story

Our first VBAC show! Today we have Diana from Seattle, Washington with a true story of victory. Diana shares how her emergency c-section was caused by the interventions she received in her birth experience. Diana says, “I'd like people to know about how the cascade of interventions causes an emergency c section. The cascade being anesthesia > pitocin > heart decels from the pit and therefore causing an emergency and of course then needing a c-section to "save the baby”. When Diana found herself pregnant again she knew she needed to do everything she could to have a vaginal birth...

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Emilee Saldaya

Emilee Saldaya

Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar (Part 1)

This week we are truly blessed to have elder midwife Sister Morningstar sharing her wisdom on the art of traditional midwifery. You may know her from her impassioned letter to NARM resigning from the registry that went viral earlier this year and touched many of our birth keeper hearts. Sister shares how to start village prenatals in your community, the dangers of NRP and intervening with the natural birth process, to her own incredible mentorship in her earlier years. It was a deep privilege to get to speak to one of my personal heroes of the birth world.

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Emilee Saldaya

An Underground Canadian Free Birth That Heals A Family

Today on the show we have Heidi-Lyn from New Brunswick, Canada sharing the healing story of her birthing in full power with her second baby in the support of her husband and a traditional midwife. After a deeply traumatic childbirth experience in hospital with her first, it took her a long time to even be willing to consider a second child. She was left violated and angry, knowing deep in her gut this second birth needed to be different than what she had at the hospital. So, she did the work. Heidi educated herself, found her new team and dedicated...

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