The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

Author of 'Unassisted Childbirth' Laura Kaplan Shanley

After birthing five children unassisted, Laura Shanley wrote an inspiring book on how she did it. We get in to her personal story, from having child protective services take away her first born for five days, to an unexpected footling breech delivery, to birthing completely alone as a personal challenge - Laura really has done it all. We talk about loss, birth politics, and painless birth. Her book has inspired many to claim their birthing power and say no to routine care.

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Emilee Saldaya

An Intuitive Freebirth on Maui

After intentionally conceiving her daughter in Mt Shasta, Maya got strong intuitive wisdom that her baby wanted to be born in Maui. At eight months pregnant Maya made her way to the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii. With the help of a dear brother, Maya birthed her baby in a small hut on her own.

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Emilee Saldaya

What is Conscious Conception?

In this episode, Emilee and five women, four of which are mothers, share what conscious conception means to them.

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Emilee Saldaya

A Wyoming Freebirth

Today we have Melinda from Wyoming. After two midwife assisted births, Melinda free birthed her third child in the privacy of her home with her family surrounding her. From her husband missing her first birth, to driving 6 hours round trip to her midwife’s office with her second, to free birthing her third, Melinda shares how liberating it was to experience her third pregnancy being the one in charge.

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