The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Sister MorningStar Explains Village Prenatals

Sister MorningStar Explains Village Prenatals

This week I am back with elder midwife Sister MorningStar, diving into her wisdom of holding Village Prenatal in your community. Her 2 part episode of first season continues to be one of the highest downloaded episodes in Free Birth Society’s history and we are returning today to one of the most common questions I get emailed about. Sister MorningStar shines light on how to organize a Village Prenatal in your community and explains what the framework is. We cover the structure, how to find women, the do’s and don’t, the intention, and Sister even gets me to sing with...

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Emilee Saldaya
Matrilineal Love: Mythic Medicine's Amber Magnolia Hill

Matrilineal Love: Mythic Medicine's Amber Magnolia Hill

This week I sit with with Amber, the host of the Medicine Stories podcast. Following her intuition to freebirth with her first child, Amber tells us the refreshing story of how her grandmother and mother came to her in Amber’s time of need to support her in birthing her child. And then a decade later, as Amber prepared for her second child, her beloved mother was tragically killed in a car accident. Amber shares with us the emotional journey of that pregnancy and why she chose to be surrounded by a circle of women in her second birth.

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Emilee Saldaya
How Jo Got Her Husband On Board & Manifested A Euphoric Freebirth

How Jo Got Her Husband On Board & Manifested A Euphoric Freebirth

This show is with a fierce, sweet, and so so wise woman, my friend Jo. Jo is the matriarch of a military family and an extraordinary woman who just free birthed her third child. Jo tells us the story of why she moved herself out of the system and how she got her husband on board. After experiencing medicalized and disrespectful treatment during her first two births, Jo shares with us the profound healing that occurred as she birthed her precious son into her own hands, in her own bath tub, in her own home.

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Emilee Saldaya
Understanding Baby Brain with Julia Jones

Understanding Baby Brain with Julia Jones

This week I sit down with the incredible Julia Jones from Perth, Australia. We talk about 'baby brain' and the importance of understanding how our brains change when we have a child. We get into the significance of learning about our own ancestors birthing traditions, and Julia shares with us the common practices she’s found in cultures around the world. Julia tells us of her own postpartum experiences and how she learned to lead with the question, “Does this bring me peace and joy?". 

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