The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya

When Social Services Tries to Ruin Your Free Birth

Today on the show we have Melissa from the UK. After a wonderful first birth with midwives in hospital, she became obsessed with birth and was left shocked to realize how uncommon a positive birth in hospital was. Pregnant with her second, Melissa chose to stay at home and have a free birth, to then be harassed by child protective services and even had the cops bust into her home. After a wonderful home birth Melissa was quickly left traumatized by being attacked by social services for almost a year. Pregnant again with her third, Melissa blazed her own path...

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Emilee Saldaya

A Mother Whose Done It All: The Tale of Jenny Hatch

Today on the show we have Jenny Hatch, who you may say has experienced it all. From having a full on mental break down after her first birth, to a c-section due to breech presentation with her second, she went on to fire her doctor while having her VBAC, then had a postpartum hemorrhage at her first home birth. Finally with her fifth child, Jenny gets to experience an uncomplicated ecstatic free birth. Jenny’s journey is quite the wild tale offering tons of insight and wisdom into the journey of a mother.

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Emilee Saldaya

The Power of VBAC: Diana's Story

Our first VBAC show! Today we have Diana from Seattle, Washington with a true story of victory. Diana shares how her emergency c-section was caused by the interventions she received in her birth experience. Diana says, “I'd like people to know about how the cascade of interventions causes an emergency c section. The cascade being anesthesia > pitocin > heart decels from the pit and therefore causing an emergency and of course then needing a c-section to "save the baby”. When Diana found herself pregnant again she knew she needed to do everything she could to have a vaginal birth...

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Emilee Saldaya