The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

Free Birthing In A Tiny Home On A Farm In Florida

Today on the show we have Anna who birthed her baby in Florida. Anna knew years prior to meeting her partner that she was destined to free birth her child. After consciously conceiving her baby she navigated a rough pregnancy but never wavered in the knowledge that an unassisted pregnancy and birth was what was right for her. Anna went into labor in her 36th week, what the medical model would call premature labor, and had a quick and beautiful birth resulting in a healthy baby that breastfed easily.

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Emilee Saldaya

A Traditional Midwife Shares Her Epic Tale

Today on the Free Birth Podcast we are honored to have Margo Blackstone from Duluth, Minnesota. A traditional midwife, meaning unregulated, shares her journey into birth work, and tells the epic tale of her own challenging pregnancy, 3 day free birth, and postpartum experience.

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Emilee Saldaya

3 Sons Born Free In Mexico

An expat from America, Nicole moved to Mexico to live a more simple and nature based life. After witnessing an unassisted birth of a family member, she knew this was also the path for her. Nicole went on to birth her three sons over the last four years, at home, with the support of her friends and family. Nicole recently free birthed her third child and tell us the stories of all three. We get into birth culture, privilege, and how Nicole navigated trust in her body and babies after her first son was born with a limb abnormality.

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Emilee Saldaya

Free Birthing A Mile High: Katie's Journey

Pregnant with her 5th child, Katie shares her first four very different birth stories. A precipitous first birth in the hospital, an elective induction with her second, an overwhelmingly fast unassisted birth with her third, and then finally a nicely paced calm and private water birth with her fourth. We talk about her path towards free birth and the concerns of birthing this new baby in a conservative state without a supportive birth community. Katie and her family currently resides in North Carolina having had her first four children in Colorado.

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