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.
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.
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.