The Free Birth Podcast

Emilee Saldaya
The Lessons of Jaundice: Vivian's 3 Sons

The Lessons of Jaundice: Vivian's 3 Sons

Today on the show, I'm talking with my friend Vivian about birth as a catalyst for deep maturation. With her first baby, Vivian had a medicalized birth, and although she freebirthed her second son, she brought him into the hospital two days postpartum. She left (eleven days later) with a commitment to do things differently the next time around. Vivian's third birth was powerful and glorious, and she speaks about how it even healed her relationship with her own mother.

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Emilee Saldaya
Taking All Of Her Power Back: Davana's Redemptive VBAC Story

Taking All Of Her Power Back: Davana's Redemptive VBAC Story

Davana's pregnancy with her first son was a wake up call to the consequences of trusting in a system that doesn't serve women. After a traumatizing and unecessary surgical birth, she found the fire within her to say "never again" and chose the guidance of her inner voice above all.

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Laying Down the License to Truly Serve Women with Kemi BirthJoy Johnson

Laying Down the License to Truly Serve Women with Kemi BirthJoy Johnson

After two traumatic hospital births of her own, and nearly four decades of pursuing medical midwifery, Kemi was faced with the harsh realities of the medical system over and over again, and decided to remove herself from it- for her sake, and the sake of the women that she served. In this episode, we talk about the modern day witch-hunt of traditional midwives by the medical industry, what it looks like to serve women in integrity, and how women like Kemi are reclaiming the word "midwife" all over the world.

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Emilee Saldaya
Reclaiming the Ritual of Ceremonial Birth

Reclaiming the Ritual of Ceremonial Birth

Today on the show, we have my friend Angeli, from Canada. Angeli was pregnant during the Radical Birth Keeper School, and over the twelve weeks, her pregnancy and her business transformed in many ways. Angeli tells the story of her life as a rugged, woodland goddess living with her lover in a yurt with her two dogs- birthing and living in alignment with life.

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