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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

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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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
386 Ratings

386 Ratings

whatsuppppp223 ,

Grateful and obsessed

I am beyond grateful for this podcast and for the opportunity to hear all of the beautiful women’s stories. I have learned SO much and am eternally grateful for finding Emily and her work!

MorganMay Doula ,

Much needed perspective

This podcast, although extremely and beautifully radical in our forgotten and medicalized culture, sheds a much needed light on taking birth back into our own hands and bodies as women. Emilee’s passion for autonomous birth and wild pregnancy and parenting is a breath of fresh air in a world where we have forgotten what it is that our bodies and hearts are capable of as woman and mothers. Thankful for this perspective of truth and challenge to our “norms” and for helping me look at birth, as a doula, through a clear and beautiful lens of centering the woman and believing in undisturbed, physiological birth in all its sacred power.

Jacobhenderson ,

Changed my LIFE!! ✨

I re-discovered free birth during the second trimester of my sixth pregnancy. Thanks to this awesome podcast and very supportive community, I went on to fire my midwife around 20 weeks and have a successful free birth with just my husband present. ❤️ Feeling that shift in energy, finding my own power, and connecting with my baby in ways I never knew existed, has completely changed my life. I HIGHLY recommend the free birth podcast to anyone open and searching for their own life-changing experience and wanting to reclaim their power as a life giver! ✨

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