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Free Birth Society

Emilee Saldaya

Society & Culture, Education

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The Free Birth Society Podcast features honest, gripping, inspiring, and transformative freebirth stories hosted by the founder Emilee Saldaya in conversation with wild women worldwide. In the vast tapestry of childbirth experiences, a thread runs undisturbed, unmedicated, and true to its ancestral roots: freebirth. This differs from your usual home birth with doulas or midwives in attendance. Freebirth stands apart, where birthing is solely in the hands of the birthing woman, accompanied only by her intuition, rhythms of nature, witnessed by her family. The Free Birth Podcast invites you to a unique corner of the universe where we dive deep into the raw essence of birth, untamed and unassisted. Pushing against the tides of modern obstetrics and its violent approach, we venture into stories of women who've boldly chosen to claim this primal rite of passage. Here, we're not merely sharing tales; we're challenging the status quo and redefining the very narrative of childbirth. As we unravel discussions on rights in childbirth, dissect varied care models, and amplify the unfiltered voices of freebirthing women from around the planet, our purpose remains clear: to spotlight the distinction and significance of wild birth. This isn't an argument against the myriad ways women choose to birth, but rather an affirmation that freebirth has its revered space in the continuum of birth choices. Join us in celebrating a movement that underscores the powerful message and has changed the lives of thousands: Birth, in its purest form, is not a medical event but a profoundly personal journey. The Free Birth Society Podcast is your compass to navigate and rediscover that journey. *Freebirth = Birthing in the absence of any hired professionals, away from medical institutions or their agents. Also known as family birth, unassisted birth, wild birth. *Sovereign birth = Birthing outside of the medical paradigm, inclusive of births with authentic midwives and doulas. We include many stories on the show where women birthed outside of the medical system with doulas and radical birth keepers. While these births are not freebirths, they are certainly sovereign births!

266 Episodes

Cultures with No Rape: Exploring Commonalities Among Matriarchal Societies

Watch this episode HERE Matriarchy is an inspiring and critical topic that is incredibly important to me and all I do.    So, today on the show, we’re going to talk about it! Dr. Jessica Spring Weappa has a PHD in matriarchal studies, presented at the first Matriarch Rising Festival, and is my guest today on the podcast to blow all our minds!  Imagine a society where mothers are centered, where the highest currency is a mother’s love; a culture with no rape, no domestic violence, no fear of death, where relationships aren’t based in top down hierarchy.   This is matriarchy.    Jessica touches on gifting economies, nature as nourishment, and the spiritual commonalities within matriarchal societies across the planet. She has devoted her life to studying these concepts and finding ways we can rewild.   We must do deep work and deprogramming to break the spell of patriarchy and find comfort, rather than fear, in centering women and mothers.   If you want to dip a toe in, or dive headfirst, come to my women only life changing gathering, Matriarch Rising Festival. It will change your life, it will blast your heart open, and you will return home renewed and full of deep aliveness.    Go to matriarchrisingfestival.com and grab your ticket; I’ll see you in June!   Here's What You’ll Hear in This Episode:   ✨How Jessica couldn’t look away from questions she had about mothering today.  ✨Her story of domestic violence and single motherhood.  ✨Understanding matriarchy through critiquing patriarchy.  ✨The insignificance of fathers in matriarchal societies  ✨Why our society fears matriarchy.  ✨Capitalism as a perversion of a gift giving economy.  ✨How our current economy is dependent on free labor of mothers.  ✨How our court system is rooted in matricide.  ✨How care ethics should be based on mother/child imprinting.  ✨Ingredients for creating matriarchy today.   ⭐ Matriarch Rising Festival: Get your tickets NOW!  ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Enrollment opens May 20th!! Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -Click here to donate to the podcast!  

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

From Veganism and Medwives to Farming and Freebirth: The Magical Life of Julia Hempe

Watch this episode HERE Today on the show I welcome one of my closest friends and favorite people, Julia. Julia lives here in community with us, and so I’m extra excited to have her on to share her story. Julia is a truly wild mother of 3, turns out - soon to be 4, a homesteader, a gorgeous and insanely talented homemaker, and really just the embodiment of strength, fortitude, and integrity. Can you tell I adore her? She has freebirthed twice, and the second time she *literally* labored right here on my land, the Matriarch Rising Festival grounds! How magical is that? Julia began her mothering journey quite young, having found her sweetheart at age 17. When Julia found herself unexpectedly pregnant she was already living outside mainstream culture and knew she didn’t want to birth in the hospital. Sadly though, the medical midwife she hired found ways to create drama throughout her pregnancy and birth. A huge awakening, followed by a move from L.A. to North Carolina to figure out this homestead life, brought Julia’s and my family together in organic friendship. It’s all very cute, she invited me to be her birth attendant, our husbands met and fell in love, and the rest is herstory. Though she and her family have certainly faced challenges living this rural farm lifestyle, Julia consistently devotes herself to her family, community, and the fullness of her family’s vision. Julia’s two freebirths were very different experiences. The birth of her son although powerful and sweet, hit her very hard, so for the birth of her daughter she *chose* pleasure and presence. Julia’s story is such a powerful reminder that we can make big choices in our lives and really manifest our dream reality. Come see the beautiful land Julia fell in love with too, at Matriarch Rising Festival this summer! Go to Matriarchrisingfestival.com to get your tickets today. Once you experience community here, you may just have to return home and create it for yourself! Julia will be leading the toddler yoga and mother meet ups at MRF, so come join in and say hi to my bestie. Here’s what you’ll hear in Julia’s story: ✨How she loved being pregnant for the first time, but was constantly fear mongered by her medical midwife. ✨Her first drama filled first birth with a licensed midwife. ✨Covid in L.A. and her family’s big leap relocating to North Carolina. ✨Homesteading while pregnant and the fast and really rocking freebirth of her son. ✨Rural living and her family’s various moves to find their farm land here in WNC. ✨The intensity of the end of her pregnancy. ✨The fast but dreamy and pain-free freebirth of her daughter. ✨Her community supported postpartum. ✨Experiencing three generations of women at MRF.   ⭐ Matriarch Rising Festival: Get your tickets NOW! - https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Enrollment opens May 20th!! Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -Click here to donate to the podcast!  

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

A Black Woman’s Solution to Maternal Death Rates in the System: Jalynn’s Freebirth

Watch this episode HERE Jalynn was aware that the medical system was dangerous for her, as a woman, and a black mother. Thankfully, her first birth was fairly straight forward. She left the birth center clear that she would not go back, not because it was traumatic, but because it simply wasn’t worth leaving her house for.  With her second, Jalynn stepped into full responsibility with a wild pregnancy and the freebirth of her dreams surrounded by sisterhood and support in a community ashram. She fully actualized her dream birth.  We’re talking about an epic birth space decorated by a dear sister, friends chanting and vocalizing with her during birth, live flute music, and plants infused with affirmations by Toni Jones herself. It was no fear, all flow, with Jalynn completely centered and held by her community, which transitioned into a brilliantly supported postpartum as well. Jaylnn goes on to fully integrate this huge uplevel and leave nursing school to pursue a truly holistic path, which is unfolding and gaining power as she does the work to shine her light and show women the way out of the system and into sovereign birth-work. Here’s what you’ll hear in Jalynn’s Story: ✨Her weariness of the hospital, the racist roots of obstetrics, and the high maternal death rate of black moms. ✨Her desire to find a black woman to support her, but the difficulty she experienced finding midwives of any race to respect and honor her choices. ✨How her first birth sparked an insatiable desire to step into her authentic self. ✨The spiritual confirmation she experienced learning about freebirth and the dangers of ultrasound. ✨Her intuitive self care during her wild pregnancy. ✨Her magical birth surrounded by sisters and fully supported postpartum. ✨Choosing authentic birth education over certified nursing or doula work in the system.   ⭐ Matriarch Rising Festival: Get your tickets NOW! - https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Enrollment opens May 20th!! Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -Click here to donate to the podcast!

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

The Women Are Ready: Zainab Brings Body Literacy to Saudi Arabia

Watch this episode HERE We have a really inspiring episode today, as I welcome Zainab, from Saudi Arabia, now living in Michigan. Zainab is a brilliant maiden who has blazed a path of autonomy, teaching Fertility Awareness Method and body literacy to Arab women in her mother tongue of Arabic. Zainab grew up without initiation into her first bleed, and didn’t even have a word to use for her vagina. She experienced intergenerational shame. Her awakening began when she discovered FAM along with a calling to share this knowledge with her sisters, particularly those in her home country, where she found women hungry to tune into their bodies and claim their freedom. Zainab came to Matriarch Rising Festival and experienced it as a touchpoint of what's possible when women in their power come together. She witnessed the centering of mothers, the normalization of freebirth and embodied womanhood, and, of course, the pure, delicious magic. She took these lessons home with her, forever changed. This year we’re hyped to have Zainab back at MRF offering her workshop The Cycle Wisdom Map, an exploration of body literacy through the lens of the natural cycles around us. Come and experience the uplevel Zainab did! Go to matriarchrisingfestival.com to get your ticket. Join us sisters - it’ll be the highlight of your year - and it may just change your life.  Here’s what you’ll hear: ✨The body disconnection and shame she was taught as a young woman. ✨Her passion for FAM and joy of translating teachings into her mother tongue. ✨Her leap teaching in Arabic, and the incredible response from women ready to step into their power. ✨Teaching from the “daughter” stage of life. ✨The importance of centering mothers. ✨Cultural amnesia and how her grandmother birthed at home, yet her mother birthed in the hospital. ✨The life altering power of MRF and how it changed her.   ⭐ Matriarch Rising Festival: Get your tickets NOW! - https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Remineralizing the Spirit with Herbalist Dr. Elderberry

Watch this episode HERE Today I have the great pleasure of welcoming to the show Dr. Elderberry, and yes, that *is* her legal name. Elderberry is a naturopath, a vitalist herbalist, a homeopath, and a wild mother. I’m so excited for her to share her wisdom of homeopathy, minerals, practicing herbalism energetically, and tuning into mother nature. This is an especially fun episode as Elderberry is one of our headliners at Matriarch Rising Festival (@matriarchrisingfestivalnc) this summer, where she will be offering her teachings on homeopathy and supporting your wellbeing beyond the physical. Elderberry’s practice is truly womb to tomb, and she is deeply passionate about the power of sovereign healing. If our conversation today lights you up, you won’t want to miss the chance to learn from Elderberry, and our pantheon of wise woman headliners, at MRF this June. Go to matriarchrisingfestival.com to claim your ticket, and get ready for a life changing 5 days; grab your ticket now! Here’s what you’ll hear in our conversation: ✨How she grew up in the allopathic model, identified it as quackery, and moved beyond. ✨Why she differs from other naturopathic doctors and their frequent “prescribing.” ✨What homeopathy is. ✨What vitalist herbalism is. ✨The magic of minerals. ✨The playful relationship mothers and children can have with homeopathy. ✨The importance of tapping into the energetics of plants. ✨Her shift from importing herbs to local foraging, and building a free apothecary. ✨The natural and free childhood she is supporting her son to experience. ✨How this healing framework goes beyond the physical.   ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

A Serbian Breech Freebirth at 44 Weeks: The Ripple Effect of Mina’s Power

Watch this episode HERE This may be the most important episode of the season, so I’m glad you’re tuning in this week. Today’s story is from Mina, a freebirthing mother, and RBK graduate in Serbia. Though Mina dreamt of birthing at home, she knew of no other women around her making that choice, so she birthed her first two babies in a very old school, very dark hospital. Mina faced obstetric violence and abuse and did not want to return. And so she didn’t. She freebirthed her third. When she found herself pregnant as a newly single mother, Mina of course chose freebirth again, for her breech baby, born at 44 weeks surrounded by her sweet children. Mina credits The Radical Birth Keeper School for her deep understanding of sisterhood, through which she has cultivated a blossoming community of women in her country also creating change. These women are choosing sovereign birth; they are stepping out of the system and into their full power, just as Mina did. Obviously Mina’s choice to freebirth is huge, but I was struck by the real ripple effect that happens after a woman freebirths in her community, and then devotes herself to sovereign birth-work. Mina is truly changing birth culture in Serbia, and it’s a really, really big deal. As Sister MorningStar says, “What one woman can do, all women can do.”. If Mina can do it, you can, too. There are just a few short days left to enroll in our only round of The Radical Birth Keeper School this year. Don’t wait, your time is now. Join us, for The Radical Birth Keeper School Spring 2024 cohort. Wherever you are, there are women around you hungry for wise sisters to support them in their sovereign birth choices. Go to radicalbirthkeeperschool.com and become the lighthouse in your community. Here’s what you’ll hear in Mina’s story: ✨Her first birth in the hospital and subsequent separation from her baby. ✨The sickening state of maternal care (or lack thereof) in Serbian hospitals. ✨How she tried to strategically use the hospital during her second birth, but still faced abuse. ✨The culture of silence and corruption surrounding homebirth and midwives in Serbia. ✨Her first freebirth and the powerful shift it initiated. ✨The mentorship, sisterhood, and profound growth she experienced in The RBK School. ✨How she chose a fourth pregnancy, single motherhood, and a true family supported freebirth. ✨The importance of finding like minded women and embodying the change in birth culture you wish to see.   ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School! Enrollment is open NOW! ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

When Stillbirth Leads to Freebirth: Savannah’s Story

Today on the show we have Savannah, a graduate of The Radical Birth Keeper School, and she’s here to tell her big and important story of birth, single motherhood, loss, and claiming her freedom as a woman. Savannah’s first birth resulted in heartbreaking, but so common, midwifery sabotage and betrayal, with a totally unnecessary transfer to the hospital. Many years later, Savannah re-partners, and finds herself pregnant again. Tragically, she lost that baby on her 40 week date. Savannah tells us the gutting story of birthing her stillborn son in the hospital. She shares how in her mourning, she was guided to this very podcast, and then to our Radical Birth Keeper School, where she found deep healing and support. In navigating her first birth outside the system and contending with fear, Savannah steps fully into her power and freebirths her next baby, just 11 months after the loss of her last baby. These are the kinds of real and difficult conversations we do not shy away from in The Radical Birth Keeper School. Birth work is death work. If you’re ready to lean into the depth of this work, this is our last call for this year’s session of The Radical Birth Keeper School. Go to radicalbirthkeeperschool.com and grab one of our last spots now.  Grab some tissues and settle in for Savannah’s story.  Here's what you'll hear in Savannah’s story: ✨How a vision during her unexpected pregnancy solidified her decision to bring her son to earth ✨The sabotage by medical midwives of her home birth and the unnecessary hospital transfer ✨How she intuited during her second pregnancy that something was wrong  ✨Her joy of experiencing birth, but also the grief that her baby had left his body ✨The wisdom and guidance received through her loss ✨How she found The RBK School, enrolled, and allowed it to blow her world wide open ✨Her third pregnancy and the magic of attending Matriarch Rising Festival at 35 weeks pregnant ✨Her fast and intense freebirth witnessed by her husband and son ✨The deep work of integrating grief with a new baby   ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School! Enrollment is open NOW! ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

When Freebirth Heals the Mother Wound: Arie’s First Birth

Today I am joined by Arie, a Radical Birth Keeper School Grad who freebirthed her first baby after the school, supported by her partner and mother. Since RBK doors are open right now, we gotta highlight these epic women who experienced major transformation during and after the program!  When Arie got pregnant she knew she would stay home. She didn't want to hire a professional, and *did* deeply want to have her mom there, despite the fact that they weren't on speaking terms. Arie consciously took steps to repair their relationship. In the end, her mother held perfect space, so much healing took place, and Arie freebirths a perfect little boy.    Here's what you'll hear in Arie's story: ✨How Arie accepted her mother for who she is, set boundaries, and learned to be in healthy relationship ✨The freedom in dropping the story that having kids precludes doing all you want in life ✨The power of feeling emotions fully without attaching thoughts (especially in the huge experience of pregnancy). ✨The fears (and racism) propagated in the only doctor visit Arie attended ✨How Arie uninvited her sisters to her birth at the last minute and why this "no" was so clear to her ✨The importance of being internally resourced to flow with the intensity of pregnancy and birth ✨Why we women require witnessing, especially in postpartum Enjoy!   ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School! Enrollment is open NOW! ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, email us at [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

The Freebirther’s Guide to Hemorrhage with Yolande Norris-Clark

Watch this episode HERE I am thrilled to be welcoming back to the show my bestie, my birth wife, my co-creatrix of The Radical Birth Keeper School, The Complete Guide to Freebirth, and our soon to be 12 month midwifery school, MatriBirth Midwifery Institute — Yolande Norris-Clark. She’s here today to help me crack open this pervasive myth of hemorrhage, and to offer a sovereign resource that is in alignment with what we know to be true of 20 years of birth-work. We’ll talk about what that word means, what it does *not* mean, and how we can demystify and therefore be unafraid of postpartum bleeding both as freebirthing mothers and as sovereign birth keepers. This topic is especially relevant as we are currently enrolling for the Radical Birth Keeper School, and one of our core missions through our teachings is to teach the truth about birth and help you deprogram from the cultural spells casted upon us. Enrollment is open for just a short time more, so don’t wait, join us and let us blow your minds. ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School! Enrollment is open NOW! ⭐ Don't miss the MatriBirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.      

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

When Miscarriage Teaches You Wholeness: Amelia’s Journey to Freebirth after 2 C-Sections

 Watch this episode HERE RBK Grad, and a brave, brilliant woman, Amelia is on the show today to share her big stories. Amelia has moved the needle bigtime in her life, from being initiated into motherhood with two entirely unnecessary, traumatic c-sections, to moving beyond the medical paradigm entirely, in her subsequent births. It’s a painful story, full of trauma, medical midwifery betrayal, a desired VBAC turned repeat surgery, and then, Amelia has a spontaneous undisturbed early birth, a miscarriage, completed at home. This is when she realized the stories she was told were lies, and that she was in fact, entirely whole, and capable of birth. Amelia stepped into who she really was, and chose freebirth, and chose herself.  Here’s what you’ll hear in Amelia’s story: ✨How Amelia excitedly called the OB with her first pregnancy and was shocked when they didn’t care ✨The lie of “low fluid” and how her doctor bullied her into an induction and ultimately a C-section ✨VBAC sabotage by a licensed midwife ✨How the Free Birth Society Podcast guided her to unpack her abuse and trauma, and enroll in the Radical Birth Keeper School ✨The conception of her third baby during school and her first freebirth: an early birth outside the system ✨The ease & peace of wild pregnancy and her trip to Matriarch Rising Festival ✨Her redemptive births and how incredible it is to feel the totality of undisturbed birth   Follow - @circeandsage   ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School! Enrollment is open NOW! ⭐ Don't miss the Matribirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist and receive all the details late spring Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.      

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Freebirth As A Catalyst for Power with Nina Marsh

You can watch this episode HERE Today on the show, I am welcoming Nina, a graduate of The Radical Birth Keeper School. Nina lives out in northern california, and was transferred to the hospital in her first pregnancy after a planned home birth with a midwife, because her blood pressure was higher than what the midwives were willing to support. She was induced and kept in the hospital for days on end, and was imprinted with the story that she was broken and could not birth naturally.  Nina tells the beautiful story of her intentionally re-writing her internal stories throughout her second pregnancy, leaning more and more into trust, self-discovery, and intuition, as she prepares for her sovereign birth at home. Her freebirth story is a simple, inspiring example of how easefully birth works when we don’t complicate it, and when we do the real work of really learning to trust ourselves. This is the work that choosing sovereignty primes us for, and what Nina showcases in her powerful growth. She also shares about her amazing postpartum, and how being initiated into this redemptive birth showed her that she really can do anything - that she is the catalyst for her own power.  Here’s what you’ll hear in Nina’s story: ✨️Nina planned a home birth with her first because her mother and community all home birthed ✨️Up until 8 months pregnant, there were no signs of complications, and then the high blood pressure readings began ✨️Her midwife transferred her over the phone, and Nina got put into the induction pipeline, birthing her baby 12 hours later ✨️She was kept in the hospital for 4 days until her dizziness and blood pressure dropped, never once being offered blood pressure medication ✨️It took years for her to heal from the trauma and internalized messages of being broken and faulty ✨️How the RBK School blew her mind open, and she learned that women can do whatever they want in pregnancy and birth! ✨️How she got pregnant again and decided to have a wild pregnancy, but still monitors her blood pressure ✨️How self monitoring was so stress-inducing that she decided to stop, and just fully trust her body and intuition ✨️How her son was born at home, and how sweet and healing her postpartum time was ✨️How Nina’s blood pressure readings remained “high” throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, but she feels vital and healthy ✨️How Nina knows her body is wise and that her two perfect children are proof of it!   ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School Waitlist! Enrollment opens March11th! -    ⭐ Don't miss the Matribirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist NOW! Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

The Rebel Path: Marion’s Three Freebirths

Watch this episode HERE Marion joins me on the show today to share her sweet undisturbed birthing stories of her three children. Each of her stories is incredibly unique, and a beautiful example of where intuition can guide a woman when she refuses to be influenced by the industrial obstetrics complex. Marion birthed her first baby, who was transverse until the very end, completely outside of the system in an 1800s cabin in the woods, with an unexpected and beautifully sweet new friend supporting her in birth. Marion’s second birth took place in a teepee outside of the schoolbus she was living in, with women from her community singing to her from outside in the rain, with just her partner and son to witness. Her most recent birth is a powerful story of passionate love and how being with a partner that you are in true, genuine union with can deeply change the experience of birth. Marion is a trailblazer of her own life, following her own compass in every step of the way - from choosing to skip birth certificates for her babies, taking one year to name her baby, and claiming radical responsibility in all circumstances of her life… It was such a joy to hear her perspective on the world through her birth stories. Here’s what you’ll hear in Marion’s story: ✨️How finding freebirth Facebook groups became her primary resource for research and support, and gave her the confidence she needed ✨️How her first baby was transverse until the very end, and how she knew he would turn during labor, and he did! ✨️How Marion’s friend came over to deliver a mattress and ended up staying for her entire labor, supporting her with encouraging words and singing medicine songs ✨️How she lived in a school bus during her 2nd pregnancy and her community put up a teepee for her to birth in, complete with a little bell she would ring if she needed something ✨️The sweet image of her pacing the birth teepee while in labor, being sung to by her community of women from outside, and the rain coming down ✨️How her third birth she was supported by a partner she was in love with and the uplevel this offered even though all her previous births were peaceful and undisturbed ✨️Her blissful postpartums that were fully supported by community, food, and love! ✨️How Marion has never put her children in diapers by practicing elimination communication and presence through attachment parenting ✨️How Marion didn’t get birth certificates for her first two children, but has since changed her mind and is now going through the process ✨️How she has taken 6 months up to a year to name each of her children, waiting for a name to drop in! ✨️How women can’t get out of the responsibility of their births regardless of where it happens, and who is in charge Check out Marion’s 13 week container for women here - https://www.marionhearth.com/   ⭐ Join the Radical Birth Keeper School Waitlist! Enrollment opens March11th! -    ⭐ Don't miss the Matribirth Midwifery Institute,  Join the waitlist NOW!   Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system. -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

Leading by Example with Radical Birth Keeper and Freebirther Jess Owens

Leading by Example with Radical Birth Keeper and Freebirther Jess Owens You can watch this episode HERE Today, Radical Birth Keeper School graduate and sovereign birth attendant, Jess Owens, joins me on the show sharing her two birth stories. Jess started her mothering journey with a seemingly acceptable midwife-attended homebirth in England, and although there were things that left a bad taste in her mouth, she felt lucky to birth at home without complications. After a few international moves, and learning more about physiological birth, she and her family moved to Canada and Jess began attending births outside of the system. Jess became pregnant again, and enrolled in the RBK school, all while building community and a flourishing birthkeeping business, entirely by word of mouth. She goes on to birth her son in total power, as did so many other women from her cohort! Jess offers a beautiful story of trust and the incredible ripple effect that taking birth back into the hands of women creates. Here’s what you’ll hear in Jess’s story: ✨️How during her first pregnancy, she never met her assigned midwife, but instead a different person for every single appointment. ✨️How at 6 months pregnant she decided to have a homebirth, hired a doula, thinking that this was the most holistic plan available to her. ✨️How the medical midwives who showed up at her home were complete strangers she’d never met before. ✨️How she was forced into vaginal exams, pressured and annoyed by the midwives, and how she wanted to just swat them away. ✨️How her views on motherhood and birth begin to shift as she heard the call to work with birthing women outside the system. ✨️How she and her family move back to Canada and she was offered an opportunity to be a backup for a local woman attending sovereign births. ✨️How she attended her first birth outside of the system and then, through word of mouth, women just kept coming, and her community truly called her into this work. ✨️How she continued to attend births while pregnant with her son, and the easy wild pregnancy she experienced. ✨️Her debate between getting an ultrasound or not, and what she resolved to do. ✨️The simple and sweet freebirth story of her son, free of annoyance or external pressure. ENJOY! We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Get our *FREE* Freebirth Starter Kit here! Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system. -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2024

When Cord Prolapse and Footling Breech Births Are Normal with Carlee Moon

When Cord Prolapse and Footling Breech Births Are Normal with Carlee Moon Watch this episode HERE Today we will hear the 3 incredible freebirth stories of the absolutely divine Carlee Moon, who truly moved the needle of what mainstream birth culture would define as even possible, really, in each one of her births. From a first freebirth in her teepee in Oregon, to a footling breech birth with a whole lot of meconium, to a 45-minute long cord prolapse with even more meconium, all experienced entirely intuitively, at home, without medical supervision… Carlee has truly pushed the limits of what even many freebirthers would be comfortable with, and she did so guided by the strong, in-tact intuition of an embodied mother. Carlee is one of those epic women who chose freebirth without ever having heard the term beforehand, or knowing anyone else on that path. She speaks about never feeling fear around her pregnancies or births, despite being a self-proclaimed “anxious person”.  Here’s what you’ll hear from Carlee… How Carlee had never even heard of freebirth when she first became pregnant - it was her partner’s idea, and she knew it was right. How Carlee went to a local birth clinic when she first became pregnant and was sent home with plan B and condoms  The straightforward and simple story of her first birth, with an entirely sovereign 23-hour labor Her second freebirth story, where her daughter was born footling breech, and how she intuitively hooked her other foot out without prior education around breech birth How it took her daughter 6 minutes to fully land in her body, and 10 minutes to get noisy Her spiritual and health revolution after her second postpartum, including her incredible experience at Matriarch Rising Festival How she managed an infection at 40 weeks pregnant with her third baby entirely outside the medical system using garlic! The story of her third freebirth, involving a 45-minute umbilical cord prolapse (literally, 2 feet of umbilical cord hanging out of her!), and the intuitive decisions she made during the process How both her second and third births involved lots of meconium but she never worried for her babies’ safety How her births would have been deemed medically high risk, undeliverable, and ended in surgery if she had engaged in the system    This is your LAST CHANCE to enroll for the Blood Mysteries School - Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care.  Enrollment closes Sunday February 18th. We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system. -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.  

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

Big Fertility, Big Problems with Jennifer Lahl

This week I have return guest, filmmaker, and whistleblower, Jennifer Lahl. Jennifer was on the show a few seasons back tackling the harmful nature of surrogacy, and today we get into the shadow side of IVF that no one is talking about. We discuss the incredibly low success rates of IVF, the high risks to both the mother and the baby, and how much of this information is suppressed.  Watch this episode HERE Here’s what you’ll hear: What IVF is, and the various A.R.T. add-ons sold to people in the fertility industry The physical, mental, and financial harm that comes to women who chose IVF, and how these outcomes aren’t being properly studied or warned about The super low success rate of the IVF procedures and the high rate of birth defects, and genetic abnormalities of IVF babies How IVF pregnancies involve higher rates of complications and surgery How cancer rates are higher in women who have undergone IVF How women’s health is being compromised for huge profit by Big Fertility The questionable ethics of frozen embryos, and how parents can decide how they are stored, donated, or left to die The subjective nature of sperm, egg, and embryo “grading”, and using technology to bypass nature How Jennifer believes in keeping the sperm and egg within the body and helping couples make conception happen without artificial technology Listen to Jennifer's surrogacy episode on the podcast HERE Enrollment is open NOW for the Blood Mysteries School  - Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2024

Preeclampsia and Freebirth with Minerals Expert Margaret Barry

 Preeclampsia and Freebirth with Minerals Expert Margaret Barry Watch this episode HERE Today on the show I have the radiant mineral expert, and freebirther of course, Margaret Barry, who shares her birth stories and her vast knowledge of minerals, including how that links to pre-eclampsia. After being diagnosed with “pre” pre-eclampsia, yes I said pre-pre, Margaret goes on to have a 4 day hospital induction with her first baby. Margaret dove into self study to understand what happened, and now has a self appointed PHD in pre-eclampsia. She lays out practical and simple advice on what to eat and how far off it is from mainstream advice. What you’ll hear: ✨️At 37 weeks pregnant, after one blood pressure reading, Margaret was diagnosed with pre-preeclampsia and spent 4 days in the hospital ✨️How she was completely numb and immobile from the epidural when her baby was born, and how her primal need to be with her baby was fractured ✨️How this experience woke her up to the lies and evil of obstetrics, and set her onto a path of discovery and healing ✨️How she found freebirth and immediately knew a sovereign birth was what she would do with her next baby ✨️How easy and peaceful her 2nd pregnancy was because she focused on nutrition and stress reduction ✨️The prevalence and inaccuracy of the preeclampsia diagnosis and how to avoid it ✨️How integral sodium is for pregnant women, and how often we’re told to eat a low sodium diet from doctors and media ✨️Animal foods are packed with bioavailable minerals and are the most nutrient dense and nourishing foods for pregnant and postpartum women Enjoy the show! Enrollment is open NOW for the Blood Mysteries School  - Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here. Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.  

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

Embodying the Priestess in Our Everyday Mundane Lives with Nancy Lucina and Kristin Hauser

I’m joined today by Kristin and Nancy and we get into it. We have a very candid conversation all about our blood mystery initiations as girls and women, and how the majority of us were conditioned with shame, and mistrust during these rights of passage, and how that then grooms us for medicalized pregnancy, highly managed traumatic birth, and a pharmaceutically dependant menopause. Honoring your Blood Mysteries School acts as a way to disrupt this cycle and reorient yourself to the path of true embodiment by relearning the foundational wisdom of our bodies. Both Kristin and Nancy speak about what being a modern day priestess looks like, including all the unique places they put their menstrual blood.  They both beautifully articulate the critical knowledge of the blood mysteries for women to truly thrive, and come back to our essence of self love, where all is possible. Let’s break those toxic cycles women, enjoy this episode, get inspired, and then go grab your spot in the blood mysteries school!  Watch this episode HERE Here’s what you’ll hear: What the Blood Mysteries are and the mainstream narratives around them  How this programming sets us up for the pipeline of drugs, surgery, and violence from gynecology and obstetrics Why and how to reorient yourself to a more natural path, regardless of age How this work is full of simple, yet foundational shifts around your relationship to time, rest, and productivity How Nancy and Kristin use their menstrual blood for face masks, watering plants, paint, and even a mouthwash, because it’s loaded with stem cells! Our own natural design of self love and abundance, and how we continually spiral towards that essence with each cycle, and year of life More details about the school’s format and all the incredible offerings women have created for themselves and their communities after the school   Enrollment is open NOW for the Blood Mysteries School  - Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care.   We're *so close* to hitting our goal of videos for our Sovereign Birth collection on Youtube!  Help us get there by submitting your video here.   Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at this year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.  

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2024

Stella’s Sovereign Birth Within a Family of Nigerian Doctors

Stella’s Sovereign Birth Within a Family of Nigerian Doctors You can watch this episode HERE Today on the show I have my friend, Stella. Stella comes from a large family of Nigerian doctors, and after she gave up the idea of med school, she found herself in The Radical Birth Keeper School. Stella experienced huge paradigm shifts and deconditioned herself from her medical upbringing to become the woman and mother she wanted to be. While navigating the grief of losing her mother, and the joy of meeting her spirit daughter prior to pregnancy, Stella chooses a wild pregnancy and a birth outside the medical system.  Here’s what you’ll hear in this episode: • How Stella grew up in the waiting room of her mother’s doctor’s office • How she assumed that in order to work with mothers and babies, she would have to go down the medical path like everyone else • How meeting her spirit daughter in a plant ceremony changed her orientation to motherhood  • Just before Stella joins RBK School her mother passes away, and simultaneously Stella opens the conscious conception portal with her partner • How she navigated a wild pregnancy and her birth plans within a tight knit, medically mainstream family  • What she learned from her pregnancy and birth and what she will do different next time • How Stella leaned into her intuition and made each of her choices from an embodied and informed perspective • How she can be triggering and inspiring to her family and community and hopes more women can see that they have a choice ENJOY! Connect with Free Birth Society -Matriarch Rising Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at next year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -The Blood Mysteries School: Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement with 20+ years of experience, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 19 January 2024

Freebirthing En Caul Babies and Putting Yourself First with Homesteading Nutritionist Noelle Kovary

Watch this episode HERE I’m joined on the show today by the gorgeously brilliant and oh so bright, Noelle. I had originally had her on to talk about nutrition, and to my sheer delight I found out that Noelle in fact freebirthed both of her children! She speaks about moving out of depletion and disease by putting herself first and listening to her body, giving it what it needed. By cultivating inner strength through nourishment and true health, she was able to fully trust her body and freebirth her babies, which were both born in their amniotic sacs, at home, in peace. We go over the radical shifts that take place when mothers move out of martyrdom and into centering themselves, what that looks like, and the harmony that can be found in your relationships when you’re grounded and calm. And how it's really as simple as eating breakfast! Enjoy. Here’s what you’ll hear: ✨️How she knew she would birth at home and after interviewing a midwife and knowing more about birth than her, she decided she would just do it on her own ✨️How after she made the decision to freebirth it was like a weight was lifted and she was able to fully lean into trust ✨️How both of her children were born in their amniotic sacks, and how she’s never experienced the sensation of her waters breaking ✨️How birthing her son was a totally normal and simple, yet extraordinary life event ✨️How Noelle had to really face herself, her relationships, and her resistance in order to birth her daughter ✨️How catching her daughter was the most incredible experience of her life and she can’t wait to tell her that story ✨️How Noelle healed herself from PCOS, Hashimoto’s, and cancer, by learning Ayurveda and taking charge of her health ✨️How much our mood and hormones are impacted by our nutrition and the ripple effects this has on our relationships with our partners, and children ✨️How grounded we can feel when we’re properly fed, and how important it is to be supported by like minded women when we start to walk the path of sovereign living follow @noellekovary Connect with Free Birth Society 👇 -Matriarch Rising Festival '24: TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE!!  Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at next year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains  -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya  -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership.  We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. -The Blood Mysteries School: Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 12 January 2024

The RH Negative Freebirthing Sisters from New Zealand: Sophie & Julia

The RH Negative Freebirthing Sisters from New Zealand: Sophie & Julia Watch this episode HERE Sophie and Julia, adorable freebirthing sisters and musicians from NZ join me on the show today, sharing their birth stories and journeys into motherhood.  I received an email from them expressing their gratitude for the podcast and how it had changed their lives, so of course I had to bring them on the show.  Both sisters are RH negative and without the rhogam shot, they freebirthed two healthy babies into the world.  Together they share their stories full of wisdom, laughs, and insights of shedding fears, the power of words, and how freebirth has influenced their music.  Be sure and listen all the way to the end, as they bless us with their sweet voices in a beautiful song, inspired by the transformation of freebirth and the profound impact it had on their lives.  This is such a fun episode, enjoy! Here’s what you’ll hear: ✨️How Julia got pregnant first and wanted to freebirth, but to appease others she chose to birth with a homebirth midwife ✨️How both sisters are RH negative and how after an abortion, a doctor told Julia she was an alien and would need to get the rhogam shot in order for her body to not kill her next baby ✨️How they both declined the shot for their freebirths, trusting deeply in themselves, knowing the medical system couldn’t keep them safe ✨️How Sophie’s life changed when she met her nephew and she immediately knew that freebirth was the way ✨️How Sophie was supported by her sister and partner during her birth and how welcoming her daughter into the world was a complete dimensional shift for her family  ✨️How her baby’s emergence was the most fun moment of her life  ✨️How Julia conceives again and embarks on a healing journey by understanding the power of her words ✨️How she chose replace the word “labor” with “sacred birth ceremony” in order to envision and actualize a pain free and totally orgasmic birth ✨️How the sisters music was intertwined with their journey into motherhood and how their music and births influenced each other ✨️A live impromptu performance of their song “In my mind” off their latest EP “Portal” Follow @dr.reknaw  CONNECT WITH FREE BIRTH SOCIETY -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -Matriarch Rising Festival: Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at next year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -The Blood Mysteries School: Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2024

Emilee Saldaya and 2 Fathers Unpack Freebirth: The Terrain Theory Interview

Watch this episode HERE We are closing out 2023 by turning the tables and bringing you an episode where I’m the one that was interviewed, on the Terrain Theory Podcast!  I am really proud of this conversation and the depth of information we cover. It’s one of my best interviews yet! I share my own origin story of birth-work and my journey to discovering sovereign birth, which I haven’t publicly shared in this way before. I unpack the common mistruths and misunderstandings about sovereign birth beyond the system, we go over the host’s own experience with the birth of his son, and let’s be real - I kind of blow these men’s minds.  They, like most others, were totally unaware of the trauma, abuse, and lies that modern obstetrics are steeped in and how a medwife-attended homebirth is *totally* inviting the system into your home, despite being sold as the best choice for “freedom fighters”. We touch on instinct injury, why I don’t use the word empowerment, and how important women-only gatherings are.  Here’s what you’ll hear: ✨️My own story of dropping out of high school, moving to LA, diving headfirst into infant massage, and bereavement support for parents whose babies were terminally ill ✨️How I thought I could reform birth-work in the system, and the gaslighting and deep programming I was up against that kept me in the system for 10 years ✨️How a particularly traumatic set of births led me to understanding there was no way to ethically continue birth-work in the system  ✨️The nuance and importance of language and what is a midwife, a medwife, a freebirth, and what it isn't. ✨️I unpack a bit of Ben’s son’s birth and the unnecessary drama their medwife created by her own fear and allegiances to the state  ✨️How engaging in the system is entirely voluntary and we explore women’s healing potential without it  CONNECT WITH FREE BIRTH SOCIETY: -The Podcast: Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway – whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or to dive deeper into sovereign living. Submit your own sovereign birth story here! Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] -COMPASS: a groundbreaking self-study program to help you anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  -The Complete Guide to Freebirth: a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. -The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat in May 2024 led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya for budding birthworkers to learn the skills of village midwifery from real experts. -Matriarch Rising Festival: Apply here to be a work trade volunteer at next year's women-only festival in the Blue ridge Mountains. -Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. -The Lighthouse: our exclusive membership for radical, curious, wild women. We only welcome new women to our private sanctuary a few times per year. -The Radical Birth Keeper School: the school that’s leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet, for women who know that birthwork is their calling, and want to do it with integrity. -The Blood Mysteries School: Learn how to properly initiate women and girls into their sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. -Feature Emilee: If you want Emilee Saldaya, the trailblazer of the free birth movement on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] -And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 29 December 2023

From Medwives, ECV, and GBS to Family Births with Rachel Kirk

From Medwives, ECV, and GBS to Family Births with Rachel Kirk  Watch this episode HERE Longtime Free Birth Society Member, Rachel Kirk, is finally on the show today sharing her 3 birth stories, culminating in a true family birth that was attended by her sister, mother, father, and sons. How cute is that!? When Rachel’s chosen birth center medwives threatened to drop her care, coerced her into an ECV for her breech baby, and then never answered her calls during labor, she decided for her next birth she would just do it on her own. Fully supported by her family, she went on to freebirth her second and third sons at home. With her mother supporting her, and her father as photographer, she gave birth to her perfect baby boys. Here’s what you’ll hear: How Rachel wanted to be a compliant patient in order to have a “natural” birth center birth How she found out at 37 weeks that her baby was breech and was coerced into an ECV to maintain her care with the birth center How she went into labor and called the birth center for hours, and after them never answering she reluctantly went to the hospital to give birth How when she got pregnant with her 2nd she knew she couldn't trust the birth center, so she decided she would just do it herself How her decision was supported by her whole family, including her sister who later went on to freebirth How easy and incredible giving birth to her 2nd son was when she was left alone to do whatever she wanted  How different this labor was to her first two and  the pain she endured to birth her baby How special, and unique it is to have birth be a normal family event, that even her little brother called into work to have the day free   The Freebirth Starter Kit is HERE!  This is a completely free, highly-curated collection of educational and inspiring resources from Emilee Saldaya, that is sure to change your life. THE INITIATED WOMAN Welcoming You Into the Sacred Secrets of Womanhood Our FREE 3-part live event with Nancy Lucina & Kristin Hauser  Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Ready to share your freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now.  

Transcribed - Published: 22 December 2023

Claiming the Creative Power of Sovereign Motherhood with Winona

Claiming the Creative Power of Sovereign Motherhood with Winona  Watch this episode HERE Today on the show I have Winona, a young and radiant mother from Australia. Winona speaks to how she transformed from a selfish maiden to a confident mother, sure of herself and her choices.  She walks us through the work and presence it took to move through fears, and prepare herself for the work of birth. With the support of a radical birth keeper, a friend, and her partner, she gave birth to her baby girl and a new powerhouse of confidence within herself was formed as a mother. Winona’s story is a perfect example of the creative spark that is ignited through an intact, physiological birth and the true potential all women have when they are respected and honored during these sacred passages. .  Here’s what you’ll hear: How before motherhood Winona always felt like something was lacking or missing within herself How the serendipitous choice to join a sovereign birth session in her first trimester led to meeting her radical birth keeper and learning about unassisted birth How she honed in on her “why” and how this fortified her decision and helped build her confidence to birth at home How the lesson in her labor was to surrender and not try to escape the intensity How her baby was born with a very short cord, how she thought for a moment it was a boy and the relief when she found out it was in fact the baby girl she had been connecting with all along Her fond memories of postpartum, the wild ride of hormones, and cultivating deep trust that her baby was perfect and no one else needed to validate that  The creativity that was sparked through giving birth and the endless ideas and abundance that’s come to her and her partner The realization that she can truly do anything, now that she's given birth and claimed her power as a mother   Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more.   Ready to share your freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2023

Choosing Nourishment Over Restrictive Diets with Jessica Ash

Choosing Nourishment Over Restrictive Diets with Jessica Ash Watch this episode HERE In this week’s episode of the podcast, we are shaking it up from our normal birth story rotation… I’m chatting with Jessica Ash, who candidly details her journey through various restrictive diets as she attempted to heal chronic hormonal and fertility problems, only to realize that her fixation on restriction was hindering her path to true, vibrant health.  Jessica is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to food, real nourishment, and rising above the mainstream norms of nutritional deprivation. Here’s what you’ll hear in her episode:  Jessica’s journey through the trials of PCOS and multiple autoimmune disease diagnoses, and how she tried restrictive diets like veganism, paleo, keto, and carnivore in order to find a solution to her symptoms, yet only found herself in a toxic cycle. Jessica discusses the “undernourished state”, the scarcity mindset it breeds, and how nutritional wealth can be transferred across generations, particularly when you experience a well-nourished and nutrient-dense pregnancy. How nourishing our bodies on a cellular level is the gateway to our full-being wellness, and how it can help us to explore health as a soul-journey. The cultural push to self-harm through extreme dieting and severance from our intuitive and biological indicators trying to tell us how to eat. The importance of progesterone in women's health, specifically metabolic functioning, and how to foster a healthy flow of progesterone through radical self-nourishment. The reason why women have become so disconnected from their intuition when it comes to food and the importance of intuitive eating (yes, women can enjoy carbs, meat, and dairy!) 💗     Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Ready to share your freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 8 December 2023

Softening into Self: Amy's Freebirth Transformation

Softening into Self:  Amy's Freebirth Transformation Watch this episode HERE This week on the show I have the radiant Amy, who is an RBK grad, a Matriarch Rising contributor, and now, a freebirther!  Amy tells us how she went from a bible thumping young bride to plant medicine hippy, meeting her new man and opening up to motherhood. Amy weaves her three birth stories around the deep learnings of how to accept herself, love herself and really know herself, all coalescing in a full on transformation.  Here’s what you’ll hear:  How Amy realized her first husband was not going to be the father of her children and how this woke her up to her true desires of motherhood How meeting her real life partner felt so in alignment that they conceived their first baby super fast The horrific and totally common abuse Amy experienced from her medwives and the trauma she disassociated from in order to cope How she even played with the idea of becoming a midwife but something always felt off How everything clicked when she found the freebirth society podcast and realized that she could make a different choice if she were to get pregnant again How it took a friend to validate her rage and anger about how her first two births went for her healing to truly start How her most recent pregnancy was a fully conscious conception and was the full circle healing she needed to accept and forgive herself    The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School here. Get the Guide to Infant Massage here. Join our newsletter here. Apple for a work trade position at the next Matriarch Rising Festival here. The COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery.  Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by contacting [email protected] Share your freebirth story with us, Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome women just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment.

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2023

Healing Prolapse, Diastasis Recti, and Tearing with Rebecca Cohen

Healing Prolapse, Diastasis Recti, and Tearing with Rebecca Cohen Watch this episode HERE I’ve got Dr. Rebecca Cohen back on the show this week in celebration of our newest collaboration. One of the most common requests I’ve gotten from you all is to create a pelvic health course, that covers all the problems, so to speak, of the postpartum pelvis and pelvic floor, or bowl, as Rebecca calls it. Well, we did it, we’ve been working hard all fall behind the scenes to create the most info packed, helpful, comprehensive course on the postpartum pelvis. It’s called, Your Postpartum Pelvis, and it is FOR YOU to have aid you in your healing, to keep you healing at home, outside of the medical system.  This episode and our newest course YOUR POSTPARTUM PELVIS is crafted for you. Rebecca has now supported thousands of women over decades helping them come back into embodiment after childbirth, with the very wisdom within this course.  You deserve to feel whole again, and I am just so proud to finally have this kind of resource on the free birth society platform. Go to freebirthsociety.com/yourpostpartumpelvis and start healing today.  Here’s what you’ll hear:  How Rebecca returned back to her medical residency, 4 weeks to the day after having her first baby, to work 100 plus hours per week. By Rebecca’s third pregnancy, her cervix popped out, and she was told to just tuck it back in. At 36, her doctors recommended having a full hysterectomy, and 2 weeks before she was scheduled for surgery, she took the holistic pelvic care course that resulted in her canceling the surgery. Just because a woman gets sutures doesn’t mean she needs them, and as an OBGYN, Rebecca was trained just to give them all the time, even if women didn’t need them. How psychological tearing is okay and designed to heal an important part of the postpartum process. After learning about holistic pelvic care, Rebecca feels it’s a delightful coming home and a continuing decision to honor ourselves and our bodies. How when people have prolapse, they feel broken and how they screwed up somehow. It’s never too late to heal because Rebecca started this journey 10 years after having her first baby. And how you’re capable of healing. Listen to Rebecca's first time on the podcast HERE Get Rebecca's new course and all our courses at HALF OFF with the code FBSHALFOFF at check out.  The COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery.  The Midwife Within Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Share your freebirth story with us, Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome women just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 24 November 2023

The Sovereign Sparrow: Flying Free After Wrongful Surgery

The Sovereign Sparrow: Flying Free After Wrongful Surgery  Watch this episode HERE This week I have my sweet sister, Sparrow, back on the show to tell her redemption story. You may remember her from an earlier season, when she told us about her first birth, in which she transferred herself. She had felt confident in the transfer, thinking she could just go into the hospital as a seasoned birth-worker and get a catheter to empty her bladder. Instead, she was wrongfully diagnosed with HIV and forced into a c-section. It’s a brutal story, and so I’m especially thrilled to have her back on today, sharing this new story. Sparrow tells us all about her new love, her beautiful family, her sovereign birth, and her much deserved blissful postpartum. Listen to her first time on the podcast HERE Here’s what you’ll hear: Sparrow’s wild story about being wrongfully diagnosed with HIV during the labour of her first baby, after going into the hospital because she couldn’t release her bladder. How the HIV misdiagnosis resulted in an emergency C-section, and why she chose to have a vaginal birth after this experience. How she was abandoned by her ex-husband at 11 weeks pregnant during her first pregnancy and the physical manifestation it created in her body. How her second pregnancy and birth allowed her to reflect on her first birth and truly heal from it. How our births unfold truly shape us as women and how Sparrow would have loved to rewrite her first birth story. How different her second birth was and how deeply seen, safe and loved that it almost felt enough for the current pregnancy and past pregnancy felt. How she was open to freebirthing but also having wise women attend the birth (& what she ultimately decided to do). Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome women just a handful of times each year, and doors are currently open at 40% off! Apply here. The COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery.  The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. Follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Share your freebirth story with us, Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite here. And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 17 November 2023

When Your Husband Doesn’t Support Freebirth: Mikiah’s Lessons

Episode #239 When Your Husband Doesn’t Support Freebirth: Mikiah’s Lessons Mikiah admits she betrayed herself in letting her husband lead on where she should birth her first child. She brilliantly and painfully articulates the horrors of the birth center and the medical midwifery practices that she endured. She learned what she needed to learn to choose differently when she became pregnant again. Mikiah shares the perfect birth story of her second, attended by her darling husband and toddler.  Here’s what you’ll hear:  The domination strategies that nurses and doctors use and the horrible things that were said to Mikiah to get her to be subordinate. Her choice not to have an ultrasound and how her doctor's tone changed from “ this could be nothing” to now “your baby could have down syndrome.” Traumatic medwifery practices like nipple stimulation, pushing without contractions and a midwife holding her placenta How her second pregnancy was filled with intentional conscious decisions  How to get your partner on board with freebirth (the short answer is don't, it's not their decision), the importance of making decisions independently, and the role of codependency in relationships. The emotional and physical impact of birth trauma  The importance of trusting and choosing yourself     Watch this episode HERE   Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor.  Ready to share your freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment.

Transcribed - Published: 10 November 2023

Leaving the System as a Medical Midwife to Experience the Ecstasy of Freebirthing Twins with Bibi

Episode #238 Leaving the System as a Medical Midwife to Experience the Ecstasy of Freebirthing Twins with Bibi Watch this episode HERE Bibi became a licensed medical midwife at 19 years old. She had never heard of freebirth, but when she became pregnant with her first child it was an obvious no that she’d expose herself and her baby to ...well, where she worked.  This is an important episode, enjoy. Here’s what you’ll hear:  -How Bibi freebirthed her first baby super fast with no pain or pushing, and the realization that babies could be born peacefully without crying, just looking at you.  -How she hired (& fired) her private midwife during her first pregnancy after a scan came back with fibroids and she was told she can’t birth at home because she’d surely die  -The negativity she experience after sharing with her 300,000 followers on TikTok that she planned to freebirth her twins.  -The brief sense of fear that she could be having a third baby when she was birthing her twin placentas (it was that huge).  -How after the birth of her twins she felt she was reborn as a mother, as a woman, as and as a midwife. -How birthing her children outside the system radically transformed her midwifery  Follow @your_holisticmidwife   Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! Apply to be a work trade volunteer at next year's Matriarch Rising Festival! If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by emailing us at [email protected] Ready to share your freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected] And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 3 November 2023

From Anxious People Pleaser to Embodied Powerhouse: Heather’s Freebirth Journey

Episode # 237 From Anxious People Pleaser to Embodied Powerhouse: Heather’s Freebirth Journey Watch this episode HERE Heather discovered her unplanned pregnancy amidst a hectic trade show circuit, and she realized her life was about to take an unexpected twist. She navigated debilitating pregnancy sickness as she worked in corporate America. She had her first birth in a hospital, supported by a doula. But Heather wanted more, she wanted better. The gaslighting she encountered from her medical midwife during her labor proved to be a pivotal moment in her journey, enabling her to find her voice and claim her life. Here’s what you’ll hear:  ∙How to navigate intense mental states, anxiety, home birth fears, and gaslighting to find your voice and strength. ∙How Heather faced her people-pleasing tendencies, took responsibility, found a homeopath, and tuned into her body to regain health. ∙How she transitioned from corporate life to pregnancy, joined a prenatal circle, and discussed medicalization and nature's role in motherhood. ∙How her husband had been calling in the baby while she was working in corporate marketing, and running a three-acre homestead, tending to goats in her off hours, going and picking up new goats, adding more farm animals, and tending to a big garden. ∙How her connection with Sister MorningStar helped her to trust her intuition and birth her daughter (and her trailing membranes!) without fear. Follow: @happinesssahomestead     Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now!     Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.     Apply to be a work trade volunteer at next year's Matriarch Rising Festival!   If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor by reaching out to [email protected]   Ready to share your freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it.   The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist.   Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School.   If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the freebirth movement, on your podcast, send an invite to [email protected]   And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 27 October 2023

Honoring the First Mother - The Power & Mystery of the Placenta with Sister MorningStar

Episode #236 Honoring the First Mother - The Power & Mystery of the Placenta with Sister MorningStar Watch this episode HERE Have you ever considered the importance and sacred journey of the placenta, our first mother, in the birthing process?  This often overlooked yet crucial part of childbirth takes center stage in our conversation with the wise and insightful Sister Morningstar. We venture deep into the mysterious and powerful process of childbirth, exploring not only the birth of the baby but also the birth of the placenta.  From understanding the signs of readiness for the placenta's birth to the emotions involved with its release, Sister MorningStar guides us through this extraordinary journey.  Here’s what you’ll hear:  How the placenta is a fetal organ and often overlooked in the birthing process. The sacred journey of the placenta through two portal doors, aided by gravity and upright position, with mother guiding the cord using only the wrist. How to reduce fear and anxiety around blood loss during birth (& remind women that birth is bloody, it's messy, it's wet, and it's got mucus). The power of childbirth and how it is a powerful story that deserves to be celebrated (& how our past lineage play a factor in what we believe about birth).  How wise women can help counter the fear in birth with their power and experience. Why the uterus must contract to birth the placenta and mention ways to encourage this such as nipple stimulation, massage, and letting the mother rest. The significance of an undisturbed birthing environment and the powerful experience of women using their strength to guide the baby and placenta out.    Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now!    Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.    If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor.  Ready to share your Freebirth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 500 graduates from over 30 countries, The Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite here. And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.

Transcribed - Published: 20 October 2023

Choosing a Drama-Free Birth with Nya

Choosing a Drama-Free Birth with Nya Episode #235 Watch this episode HERE  In this episode Nya and I cover navigating a journey of spontaneity, vulnerability, and primal strength, Nya's path to motherhood reveals the profound challenges and beauty of embracing one's instincts in the face of societal pressures. Here’s what you’ll hear:  Nya’s spontaneous choice to get pregnant the first time (& the absurd thing the doctor said to her when she confirmed her pregnancy). The deep shadow work she and her partner did to prepare for baby and motherhood.  How vulnerable women are during birth and how easy it is to say ‘yes’ when we really want to say ‘no.’ An intervention from her midwife that she was totally unaware of during her birth and how she handled it after. How she had ‘enough’ interventions to know she didn’t want to hire a midwife again. How the Radical Birth Keeper School was the turning point for completely changing the way she lives her life. How she went from asking her midwife what to do in her first pregnancy to totally embracing a wild pregnancy during her second pregnancy.  How she had a nine-moon pregnancy and the witchy way she found she was pregnant in the first place.   Nya's website  _________________________________________________________________________________   Our newest program COMPASS is a groundbreaking self-study program for women embarking on the path of sovereign birth reclamation and authentic midwifery. It’s everything you need to anchor yourself firmly in the realm of sovereign birth, and to gain the confidence you need to leave the system.  Join us on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now! If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, the sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor.  Ready to share your Free Birth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self-guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here, you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work is your calling? With over 450 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement, on your podcast, send an invite here. And, of course, we couldn’t do what we do without your support, so if you feel called to make a donation to the podcast, it would be greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.  

Transcribed - Published: 13 October 2023

Into the Portal with Yoga Girl’s Rachel Brathen

Episode #234 We’re starting the season on a high note with a soulful conversation with Rachel Brathen, lovingly known to many of us as YogaGirl. Here’s what you’ll hear:  Rachel’s story of having no role models for a healthy marriage or healthy birth, yet her first birth dreams were of unassisted birth. The adorable story of how she and her husband met (Hint: imagine a surf shop, a short getaway, and a small island). Both of her conception stories (& how she knew she was ready for motherhood). Having her first child in Aruba, the birth sabotage she experienced with medical midwives and the system, and how she gaslit herself for years about it. How she leveled up in success and self-responsibility.  The decision to move her family from Aruba to Sweden, her land of origin.  The story of her beautiful and perfect freebirth in the water.  You can watch this episode HERE      Join us, on a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery. The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya. Get your tickets now!   If this episode inspires you somehow, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know your biggest takeaway–whether it’s inspired you to freebirth or dive deeper into the sovereign birth paradigm. And while you’re here, follow us on Instagram @freebirthsociety for more daily inspiration on freebirth, sovereign birth paradigm, authentic midwifery and so much more. Want your product or brand featured on a podcast with 5M+ downloads? Request to become a podcast sponsor.  Ready to share your Free Birth story with us? We’d love to hear it! Click here to submit it. The Complete Guide to Freebirth is a self guided online intensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about how to birth freely and in your power. Click here to get instant access now. Seeking a community of like-hearted women? Join Free Birth Society’s exclusive membership for sovereign women. Here you'll find everything you need on your path of radical responsibility and conscious womanhood. We welcome new women to our private sanctuary just a handful of times each year. Click here to join the waitlist. Know that birth work your calling? With over 450 graduates from over 30 countries, the Radical Birth Keeper School is leading the transformation of birth and midwifery across the planet. Join the waitlist to be first in line when we open the doors for enrollment. Learn how to initiate women and girls into our sacred blood mysteries through ceremony and sovereign well women's care. Join the waitlist for the Blood Mysteries School. If you want Emilee Saldaya, the leader of the free birth movement on your podcast, send an invite here.

Transcribed - Published: 6 October 2023

In New Waters of Awe: Host Emilee Saldaya’s First 40 Days of Postpartum

Welcome back to Part 2 of my recent birth story. This week’s episode is all about my postpartum. We’ll pick up right where we left off and carry through the first 40 days. I cover topics ranging from beginning elimination communication on day 1, co-sleeping, our first outing, traveling internationally, free-bleeding, sibling integration, birth certificates, body image, and boundaries. I’ll also share a bit about my closing of the bones and placenta burial ceremony, how I accidentally closed the postpartum portal too soon, and how I learned to open it again. Join me for the good, the expansive, the funny, and the raw naked bloody joy of welcoming my second child.        Pregnant? Enroll now for Matribirth Family™ - Our Live, Interactive Freebirth Education Series for Couples with Emilee Saldaya and Yolande Norris-Clark  http://www.matribirthfamily.com/  Sign up to be the first to hear when our Matribirth™ Educator program launches later this fall! www.matribirth.com     Watch this episode here:  https://youtu.be/xQjE9-Higmc Listen to:  A Psychedelic Bitch Slap: Host Emilee Saldaya’s Recent Freebirth https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147942781 Listen to:  Elimination Communication Demystified with Andrea Olson from Go Diaper Free https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610369       GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM:https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY:  https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission   Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/              

Transcribed - Published: 26 May 2023

A Psychedelic Bitch Slap: Host Emilee Saldaya’s Recent Freebirth

This week on the show I am finally bringing you the birth story of my son, Sawyer. I share the psychedelic journey that quite honestly, kicked my ass. This episode takes you from the start of my labor, which began with the pulsing of gorgeous mandalas in my third eye and takes you through the rather funny and oh-so-intense six hours of my mind-bending excruciating birth that left me flopped over some pillows like a dead fish begging god to just take me. The story ends with us happily snuggled in bed as a family of four, well five — my mom was there, and will pick up next week as I take you through my first 40 days of my postpartum, the highs, the lows, the mistakes and the epic joy. Watch this episode here:  https://youtu.be/ZZeEAGMTedw The 40-Week Wild Pregnancy Wrap Up with Emilee & Jonny (Round 2): https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147798835 Birth & Her Many Lessons: Host Emilee Saldaya Tells Her Tale (Part 1): https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610394 How I Untransferred Myself While Pushing: Host Emilee Saldaya Tells Her Tale (Part 2): https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610393 GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission     Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE:  https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/

Transcribed - Published: 19 May 2023

15 Minutes of Stillness: Erica and Her Son Claim Life Together

This week I am bringing you one of my favorite episodes EVER, with one of my nearest and dearest, Erica Davis. Erica moved here to MY land in the beginning of her second pregnancy and we share the adorable story of traveling together in our pregnancies and her birthing just two weeks before me!  Erica speaks to the up-level she experienced in finally having like minded sisterhood, the healing of her sister wounds, and the darkness in which she traveled in to bring her second son to this earth.  When Erica’s baby didn’t take a noticeable breath for 15 minutes, Erica and her husband found themselves in uncharted waters, rich with lessons and new perspectives on life.  Get ready for lots of F bombs and giggles in this one, enjoy! Listen to Erica’s first birth story here:  https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610338 Listen to this episode here: https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147937922 Watch this episode here:  https://youtu.be/IdiAF2jPU2g GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2023

Where Grief Meets Joy: Meg's Birth Outside the System

Meg's story starts with a traumatic early birth in the system at 17 weeks with her first son, Shiloh.  The dehumanizing experience proved to her that the hospital was the last place she wanted to be, so she planned a homebirth outside the system with an authentic midwife - me!   Meg shares how she learned to accept the intermingling of joy and grief in navigating her pregnancy and upcoming birth.  Meg vulnerably tells us how shell shocked she was from her baby's fast birth (spoiler, I missed it!)- and how she was left physically and emotionally rocked, wondering ‘was that it’?   Meg's story offers insight into how not all freebirths are the peaceful instagram videos you see, but are often far more real, raw, and primal.  We touch on her initially challenging breastfeeding journey and the trust she felt in her body and her baby to find their way.  Watch this episode here:   https://youtu.be/9dxaU-RnZCQ Listen to this episode here: https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147932222 GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/? hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2023

Shedding the Sin of Eve: Amy's Freebirth

My friend Amy joins me on the show this week sharing her 5 birth stories. Amy is full of rich insights about her journey through motherhood as a radical feminist.  Amy speaks honestly about the victim consciousness she lived in and how she gave away her power time and time again.  It was in learning to fully trust women and therefore herself that Amy was finally able to shed the last layers of doubt and internal misogyny, which made way for her to claim her deepest desire; to give birth and catch her baby, all on her own.   Her psychedelic postpartum reminds us of the physiology of transformation inherent to birth and the pure bliss we have access to when we are liberated as women. Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/kQ0ppTboc58 GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 28 April 2023

Unleashing the Warrior: Dominique’s FBAC of 11lb Baby

After being backed into a corner, fear mongered, and without options in her first birth, Dominique was bullied into a c-section. When she became pregnant again, she was determined to write a new story. She thought she could make it work with her medical midwives by speaking up, saying no, and taking the reins, but it turned out, as it so often does, that resulted in her midwives abandoning her care at 37 weeks pregnant. Facing the paths ahead of her, Dominique knew it was either a repeat c-section…or a freebirth. So with the support of her friend on the phone, intentional breath work, and finding her warrior strength within, Dominique freebirthed her 11 pound baby boy. She speaks of the transformation and inner strength she cultivated, and the real discovery of her voice to speak up towards injustice; claiming her autonomy and moving towards a life of peace, even if it is by herself. Listen to this episode here:  https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147920430 Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/6Q374M3RAN0 GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 21 April 2023

Thank You God: Choosing the Portal of Pain-Free Birth

My co-creator, bestie and big sis, Yolande Norris-Clark joins me on the show - for the who's even counting by now - time, sharing her most recent birth of her 9th precious baby, Helio. Yolande shares the story of consciously conceiving her son, her mind-bending painful pregnancy; culminating in her first ever completely pain-free, totally ecstatic, blissful, even orgasmic birth. In true Yolande fashion there are countless pieces of wisdom and grace, as she eloquently articulates the choices she was faced with, her ever deepening allegiance to her own spontaneous healing, and the portal she walked through to choose a birth without any suffering. Work with Yolande: https://www.yolandenorris-clark.com/ Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/uLNAKPFk1qc GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 14 April 2023

The Power of Twins: Alison's Birth Outside of the System

Alison from Australia shares her wild ride, from birthing in the system, choosing IVF, then later learning she was in fact entirely fertile. After getting dropped from her medical midwives, Alison stepped into the big work of birthing outside the system. Alison shares how she invited her previous doula into her twin homebirth, and the birth itself was undisturbed and rooted in total power and bliss. Unfortunately, her birth keeper then made calls that weren’t hers to make, and Alison shares how everything then changed.  @the.collins.life Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/NjHHkejppAA GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 7 April 2023

Becoming Whole and Being Enough: Nicole's C-Section to Freebirth

Nicole joins me on the show today sharing her 3 birth stories, ending with the redemptive story of her FBAC, (a freebirth after c-section). After Nicole’s midwives sabotaged her homebirth and coerced her into a traumatic c-section, Nicole was left heartbroken and feeling entirely inadequate to enter motherhood. For her second birth she turned to the same midwives and while she did have her baby at home, she was once again violated by the very women who she hired to support her. Through her own discovery and internal work, she got pregnant for the third time and knew it was time to claim the birth of her dreams, without looking to anyone else. Nicole articulates the power of what happens when there is no one there to outsource, and you just pick up your baby and become…well, enough. You become whole. You become a truly embodied mother. @nourishfarmturlock GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/    

Transcribed - Published: 31 March 2023

The Rebirth of Spirit: Noriko's Freebirth in Japan

This week we have Noriko from Japan. Noriko's spirit babies communicated with her from a young age and she always knew her part of her soul's path was to create a family.  Her journey through her pregnancies and two births asked her to travel to dark places, shedding old patterns and beliefs, and finding her the way through to happiness and wholeness; rebirthing her spirit again and again.  This week, Noriko tells us about the sweetness of a fully supported postpartum and having the crucial piece of heart-tending from a fellow RBK graduate.  I love Noriko's stories as they offer insight to the mother's journey and the ripple effects that freebirth has on our families, communities, and the world. @noriko_e_nakagawa Facebook group name :     自宅出産について話すコミュニティグループ GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission **Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE** https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 24 March 2023

You Can Do Anything For A Minute: Laceinne's Freebirth(s)

Laceinne found herself quickly turning her back on medical midwifery in her pregnancy and deciding to go it alone, despite having never heard the term freebirth.  Her simple motto of “you got this” got her through her debilitating pregnancy and kept her mind clean and clear as she prepared for her birth.  Laceinne reminds us all that you can do anything for a few minutes at a time and all you have to do to find your inner resources, is to simply claim them.  @laceinne Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/zT4Rf-ER1xA The Blood Mysteries School is Open for Enrollment NOW: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission  

Transcribed - Published: 17 March 2023

The Intersection of Radical Responsibility and GNM with Dr Melissa Sell

Dr. Melissa Sell joins me on the show for the second time, diving deeper into German New Medicine.  She touches on everything from tracks and resolutions, to allergies, terrain theory, misconceptions, and more.  We chat about her own personal evolution from rigidity and dogma, to adaptation and flexibility, the intersection of personal responsibility and GNM, our shared pursuit of truth, and the freedom it creates.  I am thrilled to have Melissa joining us at Matriarch Rising Festival once again and for her to share her genius and passion for GNM and women’s liberation through their own healing.  Enjoy the episode. @drmelissasell https://www.drmelissasell.com/ Listen to our first episode together here: https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147775768 Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/8JLvJlG_5nU GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission The Blood Mysteries School is Open for Enrollment NOW: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 10 March 2023

A Wonderful New Life: Kallen's Freebirth

This week I have artist and first time mom Kallen telling the easy going story of the birth of her son. She recalls her life long love and obsession with babies, mothers, and all things birth, and the exciting revelation that she was ready to start having her own babies and could just do it on her own. One sunny day, with rainbows cast about the room, she gave birth. We speak on the incredible power of women telling their stories of autonomous birth and how quickly we can upgrade and evolve through our collective experiences. Kallen’s story serves as an example of how beautifully simple birth can be when you just stay home and have your baby. https://www.kallenmikel.com/  WATCH THIS EPISODE HERE: https://youtu.be/MaKweRDn9Gw GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com  JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c...  JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/ JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER:  https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/ FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/freebirthso... SUPPORT THE PODCAST:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! https://www.freebirthsociety.com/story-submission The Blood Mysteries School is Open for Enrollment NOW: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... Tickets for the 3rd Annual Matriarch Rising Festival are LIVE: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/  

Transcribed - Published: 3 March 2023

The 12 Days in Between: From Child Loss to Freebirth

On the show today I have Simone, from Australia, sharing her heart wrenching story of losing her 2.5 year old daughter and just 12 days later free birthing her second daughter. She tells us of the gutting journey of going through her wild pregnancy while navigating the allopathic system for Evie - trying to maintain autonomy and dignity for her family amongst providers who were left astounded at her daughter's quickly diminishing condition. She vulnerably shares of her daughter's death, the redemptive birth of Freya and everything in between. This is one of those impossible stories and yet Simone is not alone. There are bereaved mothers all around us and this is a deep touching story that softens our hearts and reminds us of the enormous heartbreak, complexities, and courage of motherhood. May this story medicine today honor the sweet life of little Evie and may all mothers who have lost children feel our warm hug and solidarity within this episode. Instagram - @simone_awakenedbirth ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR THE BLOOD MYSTERIES SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... GET YOUR TICKETS TO THIS YEAR'S MATRIARCH RISING FESTIVAL: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/ GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.c... FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthso... SUPPORT THE PODCAST: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted... SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! Email pictures and text to [email protected].

Transcribed - Published: 24 February 2023

Radical Womb Healing as a Path to Freebirth with Kristin Hauser

Today on the show I invite back (for the 5th time!) the brilliant Kristin Hauser. Kristin, the co leader of the Blood Mysteries School, a womb and sexual health educator, an experienced freebirthing mom and good friend of mine, brings the story of her third birth, at home, surrounded by family. She tells of the joyful emergence of her son, her daughter's excited response, and the healing power of being witnessed by her own mother. Kristin recalls the ease she felt through postpartum, crediting it to her experience as a third time mom, and how she drew upon her knowledge of women's sacred times; having the tools to support herself. Kristin speaks to the alchemy of her own womb healing journey, and how it shapes her current practice as a women's health coach, a mother, and as a leader within her community. The Blood Mysteries School is led by Kristin Hauser and Nancy Lucina, and is now open for enrollment. https://www.instagram.com/kristinhauser Kristin’s Previous Episodes https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147775223 https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610328 https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610364 https://www.freebirthsociety.com/podcasts/free-birth-society/episodes/2147610408 ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR THE BLOOD MYSTERIES SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/bloodmysteries GET YOUR TICKETS TO THIS YEAR'S MATRIARCH RISING FESTIVAL: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/ GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper VIEW ALL THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/ SUPPORT THE PODCAST: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! Email pictures and text to [email protected].

Transcribed - Published: 17 February 2023

Surviving the Impossible: The Many Lives of Kelsey Hitchcock

This week on the show I talk with the sweet and courageous Kelsey who shares her big stories of sexual abuse, teen motherhood, and becoming wheelchair bound with MS. In her most recent pregnancy, she experienced a true 12 month pregnancy which she contributed to being, at the time, a fruitarian. Kelsey tells us the wild story of fleeing from Taiwan in labor and barely getting off the plane in time to freebirth her 3rd daughter in a hostel in the Philippines! She shares openly about the abuse she endured, her radical lifestyle, and leaning on the connection she developed with her breath, body, and mind. Kelsey's story offers a vulnerable look at trauma and pain, personal choice, responsibility, and the transformative power of birth. Work with Kelsey - www.sexualassaultrecovery.com, instagram.com/braidingsovereignty ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR THE BLOOD MYSTERIES SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/bloodmysteries GET YOUR TICKETS TO THIS YEAR'S MATRIARCH RISING FESTIVAL: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/ GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf  JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership  JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper  VIEW ALL THE  FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift  FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/  SUPPORT THE PODCAST: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y   SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! Email pictures and text to [email protected]

Transcribed - Published: 10 February 2023

When the Lights Come On: Karlin's Journey into Sovereignty

This week we have my friend Karlin on the show, sharing her journey into sovereignty. Karlin’s first experience of pregnancy ended in an abortion in the medical system, which came with it many lessons for her to digest.  When her second pregnancy ended in a first trimester early birth, she turned to her partner, the land, and the wisdom of her own body to find her way forward.  Her third pregnancy resulted in her sweet daughter being free birthed, supported by her husband and well.…yours truly, on the phone.  Karlin speaks honestly about how much resistance she had to birth itself, feeling the pain, and how much stronger she has become on the other side.  JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE BLOOD MYSTERIES SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/bloodmysteries GET YOUR TICKETS TO THIS YEAR'S MATRIARCH RISING FESTIVAL: https://www.matriarchrisingfestival.com/ GET THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEBIRTH: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/cgtf  JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/membership  JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF THE RADICAL BIRTH KEEPER SCHOOL: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/radicalbirthkeeper  VIEW ALL THE  FREE BIRTH SOCIETY COURSES: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com JOIN THE FREE BIRTH SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com/opt-in-pregnancy-affirmations-gift  FOLLOW FREE BIRTH SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/freebirthsociety/  SUPPORT THE PODCAST: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=2YJBSCNYXT52Y   SUBMIT YOUR FREEBIRTH STORY! Email pictures and text to [email protected]

Transcribed - Published: 3 February 2023

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