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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
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

waterashton ,

Favorite Podcast! Life changing!

I found Free Birth Society right after having my first and had experienced the unnecessary and harmful protocols used by Nurse midwives in the local birthing center. This podcast has helped me to unpack and digest my birth and has helped me to heal and gain knowledge of the biological perfection and normalcy of birth. I love the host Emily she is truly for women and so joyful! I’m now having a wild pregnancy with my 2nd and will soon join the membership. This podcast has helped me find the inner sacred feminine inside that was made for this work!!

NMyers804 ,

Quality Storytelling

Even if you’re not into free birth, this podcast is fantastic contemporary storytelling. The tales of these women living among us are remarkable. And if you do have any interest in childbirth, the conversations are truly thought-provoking, and have personally opened my mind so much to another way: A way that is much more in touch with our humanity and innate intuition, and so inspirational. I’m appreciative for the work the creators have put into this!

Sierra0918 ,

Life-changing

As a young woman who hasn’t had children yet, discovering this platform has changed the way I understand my womanhood and wild feminine intuition. Discovering it over a year ago was such a blessing for myself and my future family. Thank you, Emilee, for creating a space for “radical” (but oh so natural) women to share their stories.🙏🏼

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