The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Radical Midwife MaryLou Singleton

Radical Midwife MaryLou Singleton

This week I had the honor of talking with a personal hero of mine, midwife Marylou Singleton. Having found feminism at a very early age, Marylou set out on the path of supporting women and families. She has an eclectic and radical background, from living with and training under Ina May Gaskin, being licensed to now unlicensed, and running an alternative community clinic, Marylou possesses a wisdom of the elders that needs to be heard. We dive into the pitfalls of licensing, doulas, the dangers of ultrasound, and how to build community in our own backyards. 

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Emilee Saldaya
Kim & Her First Trimester

Kim & Her First Trimester

We are doing a 4 part series over the next year with my friend Kim in Los Angeles, journeying with her from birth work to leaving the system altogether. Then into conscious conception, to now having a wild and autonomous pregnancy, and then of course her upcoming freebirth. This episode is meeting with Kim at the end of her first trimester, wrapping up her journey thus far.  

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Emilee Saldaya
Birthing Outside in Power & Instinct: Rachel's First Birth

Birthing Outside in Power & Instinct: Rachel's First Birth

Today we have first time mom Rachel, whose minimalist approach to life I found quite inspiring. She tells the beautiful story of her off the grid freebirth, and we have an important discussion on vaginal tearing and the cultural implications behind it. 

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Emilee Saldaya
Anna & Her Birthing Wisdom

Anna & Her Birthing Wisdom

Today on the podcast we have Anna, who shares her journey of self discovery through conscious conception, freebirth, and motherhood. We also speak about her relationship to sacred stones and how that led her to create magical stone elixirs to promote healing, awareness, and self care. 

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