130 episodes

The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to exercise our full autonomy as women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

We now live in a global culture in which obstetrics has come to monopolize every aspect of birth. Epidemic rates of surgical birth, rampant trauma among women, and a deeply embedded resistance to the spontaneous process of birth have become normalized. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth is seen as an emergency from which women and babies need to be saved.

Before doctors and even midwives were seen as the “experts”, there was just...birth. Women have been successfully birthing healthy babies for as long as human beings have walked the earth. The truth is that birth is a normal physiological event that rarely requires medical intervention. To freebirth is typically associated with the term “unassisted childbirth”, which means the woman is choosing to give birth without medical assistance and is managing her own care.

The Free Birth podcast is a virtual corner of the universe dedicated to validating birth as our own, and celebrating the growing movement of women reclaiming birth as our own.

Birth is not a medical event!

Join us 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 uplift the voices of women who are making the decision to opt out of the default medical system.

Freebirth isn’t for everyone. The Free Birth Podcast simply highlights the fact that freebirth is a viable option for many women, and that there is room in this world for every woman to exercise her own personal choice in birth.

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    • 4.3, 549 Ratings

The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to exercise our full autonomy as women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

We now live in a global culture in which obstetrics has come to monopolize every aspect of birth. Epidemic rates of surgical birth, rampant trauma among women, and a deeply embedded resistance to the spontaneous process of birth have become normalized. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth is seen as an emergency from which women and babies need to be saved.

Before doctors and even midwives were seen as the “experts”, there was just...birth. Women have been successfully birthing healthy babies for as long as human beings have walked the earth. The truth is that birth is a normal physiological event that rarely requires medical intervention. To freebirth is typically associated with the term “unassisted childbirth”, which means the woman is choosing to give birth without medical assistance and is managing her own care.

The Free Birth podcast is a virtual corner of the universe dedicated to validating birth as our own, and celebrating the growing movement of women reclaiming birth as our own.

Birth is not a medical event!

Join us 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 uplift the voices of women who are making the decision to opt out of the default medical system.

Freebirth isn’t for everyone. The Free Birth Podcast simply highlights the fact that freebirth is a viable option for many women, and that there is room in this world for every woman to exercise her own personal choice in birth.

    *Summer Special!* Clearing the Glass with Sex Coach Kim Anami

    *Summer Special!* Clearing the Glass with Sex Coach Kim Anami

    Kim is an international sex coach and one of my personal inspirations for how she shows up in the world. So this episode dives into the concept of the “Well F****d Woman” and we cover some of the tools of how to get there. We also unpack the jade egg and what to do about it, and what does it mean to be in our sexual power with a healthy vagina and pelvic floor.

    Use this link to join me in her upcoming Well F****d Woman Salon: http://kimanami.ontraport.com/t?orid=167491&opid=1

    • 1 hr 2 min
    From C-Section, to Medwives, to Freebirth: The Journey of Pam Choosing Herself

    From C-Section, to Medwives, to Freebirth: The Journey of Pam Choosing Herself

    Today we are joined by Pam, who shares the powerful discovery of her own maternal power. After a forced c section because she and her baby were both surely too big, she knew what had happened was wrong and it could never happen again.
    Pam gets pregnant with her daughter, and she knew she could not afford anything less than total autonomy. Pam tell us how she learned to trust herself, through her wild pregnancy and freebirth.

    • 41 min
    The Lessons of Conscious Conception, Spirit Babies, and Freebirth

    The Lessons of Conscious Conception, Spirit Babies, and Freebirth

    We are celebrating two incredible things with this week’s episode, Nancy’s recent freebirth, and the launch of her latest course, Conscious Conception: Welcoming Your Spirit Baby Home. We get into both incredible topics in our discussion today, so if conscious conception is a new topic for you, be sure to tune in. Nancy shares about what turned out to be, a 45 minute birth with the baby born in his caul. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Doing The Work To Own Your Birth: Clarke's Inspiring First Birth

    Doing The Work To Own Your Birth: Clarke's Inspiring First Birth

    Today we have a special episode with a first time mom in our community. Clarke found a registered midwife to attend her that also held willingness to center the mother, in her entirety. Join us today for a lighthearted sweet story of the wisdom of a young new mother diving into the work of bringing a child earth-side.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Carlita's Freebirth During Global Lockdown

    Carlita's Freebirth During Global Lockdown

    Left feeing unsatisfied with the total lack of support she received from her midwife the first time around, Carlita knew with her next pregnancy that she’d be doing it alone, on her own terms. Supported by her husband, Carlita birthed her son into the world just five weeks ago, under a global lockdown, wild and free.

    • 55 min
    Guided By The Blue Light Of Loss And Love: Sadie's Story

    Guided By The Blue Light Of Loss And Love: Sadie's Story

    This week I’m joined by Sadie, a new mother that just free birthed her first full term child not long ago. Sadie first, a few years ago, experienced a pregnancy loss late in her second trimester and chose to stay home and spontaneously birth her precious stillborn son.
    After dreaming of her daughter, she easily conceived her and committed to the high vibrational work of wild pregnancy.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

emilyj_bruce ,

Absolutely transformative

The modern day medicine woman holding space for women around a virtual fire...sharing stories and wisdom. Thank you!

biggs mcmann ,

I hope you're all alright

Autonomy is important, some medical professionals are cruel or incompetent. But this kind of practice that leads to the death of infants is a cure worse than the disease. This is dangerous advice to impart to an audience that trusts you, and if you used this energy to confront bias and mistreatment in the medical community you'd do far greater good in the world. Please don't risk your infant's life over a desire for control and at least get a checkup and a midwife for a home birth as they do in the netherlands.

sistagoldhair ,

No thanks

I can’t even hardly stand to listen to this woman talk. She’s condescending, rude, narcissistic and a hypocrite. She’s constantly complaining about doctors charging their patients yet she charges for her courses and membership! She acts like women who go to the hospital to give birth are second class citizens but SHE went to the hospital during her birth! The hypocrisy is astounding with this one and the condescension is nauseating. Please go somewhere else to listen to birth stories because this podcast is disgusting.

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