The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

If The Hospital Doesn't Know Your Legal Rights - Do You Really Have Any?

Today we pivot to directly discuss hospital culture and the regularly violated legal and human rights of women. I am privileged to be joined by an incredible lawyer and human rights activist Hermine Hayes-Klein, founder of Human Rights in Childbirth. She worked for five years to organize international conferences of maternity care stakeholders to discuss women’s fundamental rights in childbirth. Hermine is a huge force in advocating and shifting the focus on the huge gap in care between honoring legal rights in the medical field and the reality of todays modern day birth culture. We also talk about what’s a...

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Emilee Saldaya

From An Easy Birth To A Challenging Postpartum: Kristin's Story

This week I’m joined by Kristin from Orange County, California who shares her intimate story of self discovery through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I particularly love Kristin’s story because she chose to work with a regulated midwife and created a way to still be the captain of her pregnancy and birth. Kristin also shares about her struggles postpartum with breastfeeding due to her son’s lip and tongue ties, and speaks to how the postpartum period is a true journey of the underworld.

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Emilee Saldaya

Free Birth After 5 C-Sections

Who knows what a FBA5C is? That’s a free birth after 5 c-sections. This episode goes out to all the moms with previous c-sections being told that subsequent surgery is the only way. Carrie, from Southern California tells her story of needing to find a better way. Pregnant with her sixth baby and having no one in the medical models willing to support her, she decided to stayed at home with her husband and birthed her baby in her bath tub. Carrie is freshly postpartum at the time of this recording, basking in the ease of recovery and the newfound...

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Emilee Saldaya

Katya Nova's Birth Journey: Part 2

Katya Nova's Birth Journey: Part 2 by Free Birth Society

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