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Free Birth Society

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Esmé was taken deep into the underworld after her first birth ended in painful sabotage, which resulted in a long struggle with nursing. After she consciously conceived her second baby, Esmé healed so much of her story with the freebirth of her
Today on the show, we have Emily from Melbourne, Australia. Emily is a graduate of the Radical Birth Keeper School, and her freebirth journey began with a beautiful conscious conception. Emily shares with us how her wild pregnancy decimated her
Kirah's twin freebirth journey started with the birth of her own twin sisters when she was a kid. Today, she shares with us her experiences of contending with her fertility, and leaning into trusting that her body that made these babies could b
Today we have Natalie from Australia sharing her story of the journey to freebirth with her second son. After finding the Free Birth Society Podcast in her early postpartum days with her first baby, Natalie vowed to set herself up to embody her
Kelly had a unfortunate and classic first time hospital birth, with all of the interventions. Following her sabatoged first birth experience, she had a hard time breastfeeding, and therefore, an insecure and disconnected start to motherhood. In
I'm so excited to bring this conversation to you- it's with my dear friend, Kate Varsava, aka @yourlocalmidwitch- and the announcment that we have today is that her new course, "Womancraft: A Witch's Awakening" is officially available! In this
This week on the show we have Sasha, who tells us the story of how she paved the way for the rest of her lineage, how she learned to trust herself, and checked herself out of the hospital, in labor, to have her baby at home. We discuss figuring
We are kicking off Season 5 of the Free Birth Society Podcast with an incredible SURPRISE TWINS story!   With her first birth, Celia was put through the conveyer belt of industrial obstetrics, but as she reflected on her birth experience postpa
Today on the show, we have the wild and wise Eliza, a Hungarian born woman, living in France with her beloved. This is a romantic tale of a new love, a surprise pregnancy, and a young woman hiring a midwife, and then firing a midwife when her t
From a very young age, Emily Bruce was drawn to understanding global female oppression and committed herself to learn what she could do about the liberation of women and girls. Emily tells us of the life changing experience of living in a mothe
Today, Jessica brings us the beautiful story of a mother reckoning with her inner authority as she navigates her way through multiple births. From her first baby being born at a hospital, to a “party birth” with her second daughter, Jessica sha
On today’s show, Sarah shares a common and familiar story of women who trade in their pregnancy and birth desires in order to make other people comfortable. With her first child, Sarah had a homebirth, but many of the decisions she made were fo
FBAC: Free Birth After Cesarean. After being deemed high-risk in her first pregnancy- despite feeling great and not presenting with any issues- Najma was taken down the conveyor belt of industrial birth. After hours of tortuous induced labor, s
Mary Lou lived an anarchist lifestyle before getting pregnant, and when it came time for her to birth, choosing to birth outside of the system was a no-brainer. Her first pregnancy was completely and intuitively wild, but the first and second b
In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, we have doula- turned -Radical Birth Keeper, Olivyah Bowens, from Baltimore, Maryland on the show today. Olivyah is a mother of two, a perinatal community health worker, a holistic birth educator, and a g
Rebecca left her first hospital birth thinking that the doctors saved her life. She went on to become a doula in the system, but all that did was normalize her traumatic birth experience. After removing her IUD unassisted, Rebecca discovered a
On today’s episode, we have Maura Sternberg: a healer dedicated to pelvic integrity, and the radical self-responsibility of the women she serves. We dive deep into the lineages of mainstream self-care practices, and their roots in patriarchy. M
Before OBGYNs, stirrups, and forceps, there were wise women, herbal remedies, and soft touches. The procedures which we now view as “normal” in the birth world are actually a fairly recent addition to the patriarchal and medical model of modern
Arielle Martinez is Free Birth Society’s in-house healer and herbalist who has spent the duration of her motherhood journey navigating illness outside of the system. She mentors mothers about plant medicine and natural healing in her local comm
It was following the death of her father, that Rebecca got total clarity that it was time to call in her children. Rebecca shares about the harassment she dealt with from the NHS midwives in England, and how medical supposed midwifery felt wron
After finding out she was pregnant just 3 months into her relationship, Omni shares her story of stepping into full trust of herself and her baby. She speaks about letting it be easy, awakening to her instincts and her intuition, and how the mo
Courtney Piper is a mother, birth attendant, activist, spiritual warrior, and director of Women Picket DC. She brings to us today the truth of how patriarchy seeks to destroy and erode our intuition, and how our embodiment is the antidote. We c
Kara Dansky is a feminist and attorney, here to talk with us today about Executive Order 13988. In this EO,  the definition of sex is rewritten to include gender identity throughout all federally funded agencies. Kara brings us a message of hop
Radical feminist & activist Lierre Keith shares with us how the Equality Act will amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by inserting gender identity wherever biological sex currently exists. If this bill is passed, gender identity will trump biol
Qiddist Ashé is a birth doula-turned-radical birth keeper who, after years of witnessing hospital birth, made the  switch to supporting women outside of the system. It was in following the lead of her womb intuition, that she was able to go fro
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