The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

When One Birth Heals Another: A South Carolina Free Birth

Like too many women in our country who want the chance at having a normal birth, Alexandra couldn’t find a midwife or birth center in her area of South Carolina to take her so she was left with an obstetrical group. Again, like so many women, Alexandra was bullied and mistreated throughout her birth and her birth ended with her doctor causing an unnecessary emergency and harming her and her new baby. Horrified at what had occurred, Alexandra knew she would never return to a hospital for birth. Years later and just a short time ago, Alexandra was pregnant with...

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Emilee Saldaya

Fertility & Conscious Conception Coach Elisabeth Manning

On the show today I talk with fertility and conscious conception coach, Elisabeth Manning. Elisabeth teaches people how to live a more fertile life through self exploration, doing the work, and loving what is. She speaks of fertility being a journey of the soul, a sacred path to be honored and leaned into. Elisabeth shares her wisdom and reminds us to look at our childhood wounds and learn how to heal ourselves so that we can call in our children in the highest vibration. And as always, we talk about birth politics because we can’t help ourselves.

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Emilee Saldaya

When A Free Birth In London Goes Viral

Today I speak with the incredible Lacey Haynes from London. After consciously conceiving her love baby she was thrilled to begin prenatal care with her OB. After a deeply underwhelming prenatal where she was treated dismissively and told she was on a conveyor belt, Lacey switched to the midwifery program. The midwives also had little to offer in way of individualized care and Lacey was led to the choice to go it alone with her husband and dear friend. Lacey had a weekend long champion of a labor. She was later interviewed by the Guardian on her free birth, which...

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Emilee Saldaya

The Journey Of 4...From A Hospital Induction To Free Birthing Outside

Today on the show we have Heather from Michigan, mother of four and a new midwife. From an induction at a hospital with her first birth, to two midwife assisted births, to then choosing a free birth outside in her backyard at almost 43 weeks, Heather shares the journey of how her birthing experiences led her to the path of midwifery and her own self empowerment.

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