The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

Doulas, Doctors, Hospitals, Oh My! Birth Advocacy With Cristen Pascucci From Birth Monopoly

Today on the show we have Cristen Pascucci from Birth Monopoly. Cristen is an advocate for women’s rights in childbirth, who from her own child birthing experience was inspired to change careers and dedicate her life to leading the charge in birth rights activism. We get into the nitty gritty of how the obstetrical model of care is failing women and how it’s high time for us as consumers to speak up. Cristen is a force to be reckoned with.

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Emilee Saldaya

Rachel's Off The Grid Free Births

Today on the show we have the incredible Rachel from BC, Canada. She walked out of her first OB prenatal never to return, and went on to birth her four children and one miscarriage over the last 7 years with her husband on their own land. Rachel shares about her interesting life raising four kids off grid on a farm in Canada and how she learned to birth her way, in the house her husband built.

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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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