The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Tackling Patriarchy through the Pelvis: An Exploration in Female Bodily Liberation through Resilience Practice and Self Responsibility

Tackling Patriarchy through the Pelvis: An Exploration in Female Bodily Liberation through Resilience Practice and Self Responsibility

On today’s episode, we have Maura Sternberg: a healer dedicated to pelvic integrity, and the radical self-responsibility of the women she serves. We dive deep into the lineages of mainstream self-care practices, and their roots in patriarchy. Maura shares with us the wisdom of the cervix being the base of the vagus nerve, and the importance of somatic healing as a way to dismantle embodied patriarchy.  Connect with Maura: www.blossomingdaughters.com @blossomingdaughters/@callmeawitch   Connect with Rachelle Garcia Seliga: https://www.innatetraditions.com/   Learn more about Byron Katie: https://thework.com/   Cervical Wellness with Denell Barbara: http://www.cervicalwellness.com/   Read A Thousand Names for Joy: https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Names-Joy-Living-Harmony/dp/0307339246...

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Emilee Saldaya
A History Lesson on the American Obstetrician Take Over of 1750-1820

A History Lesson on the American Obstetrician Take Over of 1750-1820

Before OBGYNs, stirrups, and forceps, there were wise women, herbal remedies, and soft touches. The procedures which we now view as “normal” in the birth world are actually a fairly recent addition to the patriarchal and medical model of modern industrial birth, and they do not center or serve women. In this episode, we answer the question: “How did women possibly survive childbirth before men and hospitals came on the scene?!” Historian Ana Sabrina walks us back a couple hundred years before men came to “deliver” women from the “pathology” of childbirth. Settle in, and listen with open ears. If...

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Emilee Saldaya
The Wild Mother’s Medicine Chest with Arielle Martinez

The Wild Mother’s Medicine Chest with Arielle Martinez

Arielle Martinez is Free Birth Society’s in-house healer and herbalist who has spent the duration of her motherhood journey navigating illness outside of the system. She mentors mothers about plant medicine and natural healing in her local community, guides women as they hone their intuition, develop their skills, and find their confidence as mothers and leaders through the potent initiation of illness. The Wild Mother’s Medicine Chest is a course for matriarchs who have realized the lies of allopathic medicine and are ready to take charge of their family’s health and wellness. Despite knowing deeply that you don’t want to...

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Emilee Saldaya
The Time is NOW: Rebecca’s Freebirth after NHS Sabotage

The Time is NOW: Rebecca’s Freebirth after NHS Sabotage

It was following the death of her father, that Rebecca got total clarity that it was time to call in her children. Rebecca shares about the harassment she dealt with from the NHS midwives in England, and how medical supposed midwifery felt wrong the entire time. She was unnecessarily and unfortunately transferred right before her son emerged, and Rebecca shares how the sabotage of her birth also led to a sabotaged breastfeeding relationship.    Four years later, she was thrilled to be pregnant again. She connected to the concept of free birth, found this podcast, and solidified her truth to...

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