The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
Guided By The Blue Light Of Loss And Love: Sadie's Story

Guided By The Blue Light Of Loss And Love: Sadie's Story

This week I’m joined by Sadie, a new mother that just free birthed her first full term child not long ago. Sadie first, a few years ago, experienced a pregnancy loss late in her second trimester and chose to stay home and spontaneously birth her precious stillborn son. After dreaming of her daughter, she easily conceived her and committed to the high vibrational work of wild pregnancy. With the support of her beloved partner and mother, she roared her daughter into the world, guided by the blue light of her spirit son who had passed years ago.

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Emilee Saldaya
Authentic Midwifery: Lilly's Discovery of Birth Work As Shamanism

Authentic Midwifery: Lilly's Discovery of Birth Work As Shamanism

Concluding our Radical Birth Keeper Series we have an experienced traditional birth attendant, Lilly. Lilly was trained as a medical midwife and quickly came to learn she would be no such provider. Instead, she found her way through traditional apprenticeships and trusting the call to serve women in a way that felt safest - with mothers at the center. Lilly shares how her own birth was a journey into darkness, and we discuss birth attendance as shamanism, and how to say yes to that calling.

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Emilee Saldaya
Stepping Into Radical Responsibility with Leisa Masters

Stepping Into Radical Responsibility with Leisa Masters

This week on the show we have the lovely Leisa Masters, a radical birth keeper in Australia. As Leisa shares her journey from doula to coach, we get into the doula climate, money, integrity, and she describes the lightbulb moment when she learned how to stop "saving" women and show up for them in mutual responsibility.

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Emilee Saldaya
Saying Yes To Sisterhood: Kate's Journey Into Radical Birth Keeping

Saying Yes To Sisterhood: Kate's Journey Into Radical Birth Keeping

This week I have Kate on the show, who shares her story of leaving behind her doula path for something that felt more in alignment with her integrity; midwifery outside the system. Kate also tells the gorgeous story of the birth of her own daughter and how her radical work as a birth keeper informed her decisions to have the birth of her dreams.

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