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The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to have full autonomy and choice during pregnancy and childbirth. In a technologically obsessed culture where obstetrics has taken over the managment of women's births in the last century, we now find ourselves with an epidemic of surgical births, countless traumatizing birth stories and a deeply imbedded resistance to the normalcy of birth. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth as an emergency from which women and babies need to be saved.

Before there were doctors, even midwives, there was just...birth. Women have been successfully birthing healthy babies for as long as we have been alive. Birth is a normal physiological event that rarely needs true medical intervention. To free birth is typically associated with the term unassisted childbirth, meaning a person is choosing to birth without medical assistance and is managing her own care.

This podcast is a virtual corner of the universe to celebrate and validate the movement to reclaim birth as our own. Birth is not a medical event. Join us this year as we discuss legal and human rights in childbirth, investigate the different models of care, and hear from women around the world as they tell their stories of birthing freely.

*Our intention with this podcast is to lift the voices of people making the decision to opt out of the default medical system and treat their pregnancy and birth as a non medical event, doing what they feel is safest for their babies.

This podcast does not suggest that everyone should be seeking similar birthing choices, or that it is the right and only way, but rather to highlight that for some people who choose, free birth is a perfectly safe and viable option. There is enough room in this world for everyone's personal choices, in birth and beyond.

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The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to have full autonomy and choice during pregnancy and childbirth. In a technologically obsessed culture where obstetrics has taken over the managment of women's births in the last century, we now find ourselves with an epidemic of surgical births, countless traumatizing birth stories and a deeply imbedded resistance to the normalcy of birth. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth as an emergency from which women and babies need to be saved.

Before there were doctors, even midwives, there was just...birth. Women have been successfully birthing healthy babies for as long as we have been alive. Birth is a normal physiological event that rarely needs true medical intervention. To free birth is typically associated with the term unassisted childbirth, meaning a person is choosing to birth without medical assistance and is managing her own care.

This podcast is a virtual corner of the universe to celebrate and validate the movement to reclaim birth as our own. Birth is not a medical event. Join us this year as we discuss legal and human rights in childbirth, investigate the different models of care, and hear from women around the world as they tell their stories of birthing freely.

*Our intention with this podcast is to lift the voices of people making the decision to opt out of the default medical system and treat their pregnancy and birth as a non medical event, doing what they feel is safest for their babies.

This podcast does not suggest that everyone should be seeking similar birthing choices, or that it is the right and only way, but rather to highlight that for some people who choose, free birth is a perfectly safe and viable option. There is enough room in this world for everyone's personal choices, in birth and beyond.

www.freebirthsociety.com

    Amanda's VBAC As A Single Mama

    Amanda's VBAC As A Single Mama

    This week on the show we have Amanda, who, as a single mama decided to have her FBAC at home with just her friend present.

    • 48 min
    The Wisdom Journey of Shylah Ray Sunshine

    The Wisdom Journey of Shylah Ray Sunshine

    I am so stoked to be bringing you today the story of an incredible woman, Shylah Ray. Shylah free birthed her child in an off the grid yurt, on Christmas, by candlelight in Southern California. She was also a radical birth keeper for many years, serving women outside the system. She’s also my new favorite musician, so be sure to listen to the end where we share my personal favorite song of hers.

    • 58 min
    A Mother Knows: Mie's Transformational Breech Freebirth

    A Mother Knows: Mie's Transformational Breech Freebirth

    Happy new year everyone! We are opening up 2020 with Mie from Denmark and her remarkable story of choosing to free birth her breech presenting son. Enjoy! 

    • 57 min
    Leah's Sacred Journey of Loss and Life

    Leah's Sacred Journey of Loss and Life

    We are closing out 2019 with a beautiful story. It’s one of loss, reclamation, growth, and freedom. Leah joins me today to share her experience of discovering half way through her first pregnancy that her daughter had passed. Leah speaks to how that inspired her to claim her birth experience in total power, love, and autonomy.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Reclaiming Our Blood Mysteries with Jane Hardwicke Collings

    Reclaiming Our Blood Mysteries with Jane Hardwicke Collings

    This week I sit down with elder witch Jane Hardwicke Collings, an Australian midwife. Jane's wise musings on our blood mysteries are guaranteed to blow your mind. If you want to reclaim your blood as power, this episode is for you. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Honest Truth About Freebirth (Society)

    The Honest Truth About Freebirth (Society)

    What begins as a public response to a recent podcast episode from Indie Birth that upset us and many women far and wide, transforms into a powerful and insightful round table discussion. We explore the values of the free birth community, how to reclaim and recreate community amongst radical women, and my guests offer a poignant perspective as two women of color as to why trauma informed free birth is indeed, entirely valid.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

Liola2357 ,

The best in birthing education

I am not a mum...yet! This podcast makes me so excited for what’s to come for me in future. Truly educative, insightful, inspiring dialogue that makes me proud to be a woman. This is the stories of birth we need to be telling! Supporting mothers and trusting in the divine feminine. ❤️

ocean_holly ,

Jinti lied , she didn’t have a free birth

Jinti didn’t have a free birth - she has people present to help her. A free birth is when their is no outside help like a midwife / nurse / families friends.

Please stop claiming these people had free births when we know they didn’t! Jinti has spoken about her sister being at the birth and helping out.
Also jinti is a fake , and non vegan . A lot of what she claims is not true. Her husband is also a very dodgy character who has hurt little girls. Please remove this video

cupcakekitten ,

Life changing

If you listen to once podcast during your pregnancy/pre conception make it this one! Just so so so important!!!!!

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