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Free Birth Society

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.

info_outline Into the Eyes of a Warrior: Eliza’s Family Freebirth 05/28/2021
info_outline The Answer is Right Here and It’s Matriarchy 05/21/2021
info_outline Finding Freebirth with Four Daughters 05/14/2021
info_outline Freebirthing with Shoulder Dystocia, Regretting the NICU, and Flourishing 05/07/2021
info_outline My Redemption Birth: Najma’s FBAC in Egypt 04/30/2021
info_outline The Anarchist Who Freebirthed All 6 of Her Children 04/23/2021
info_outline Unpacking the Historical and Epigenetic Context of Black Maternal Health with Olivyah Bowens 04/16/2021
info_outline The Triple Freebirth: IUD, Baby, Loss 04/09/2021
info_outline Tackling Patriarchy through the Pelvis: An Exploration in Female Bodily Liberation through Resilience Practice and Self Responsibility 04/02/2021
info_outline A History Lesson on the American Obstetrician Take Over of 1750-1820 03/25/2021
info_outline The Wild Mother’s Medicine Chest with Arielle Martinez 03/19/2021
info_outline The Time is NOW: Rebecca’s Freebirth after NHS Sabotage 03/12/2021
info_outline It Was Just Perfect: Omni’s Freebirth 03/05/2021
info_outline Standing in the Fire with Activist Courtney Piper (Part 3 of 3 Emergency Series) 02/26/2021
info_outline Where Does Your Loyalty Lie? With Attorney Kara Dansky (Part 2 of our 3 Part Emergency Series) 02/23/2021
info_outline Never Surrender with Lierre Keith (Part 1 of 3 Emergency Series) 02/22/2021
info_outline Surviving to Thriving with Qiddist Ashé 02/19/2021
info_outline Written in the Stars: Mallory’s 4 Births 02/11/2021
info_outline A Normal Day: Alia’s Freebirth After Tragedy 02/04/2021
info_outline Keeping the Field Clean with Layla Verbance 01/28/2021
info_outline That Light Bulb Moment: Anita’s Journey to Freebirth 01/21/2021
info_outline Aligned with Nature: Nebila’s Freebirth 01/15/2021
info_outline Speak Your Story - Own Your Truth: Ashley’s Freebirth 01/08/2021
info_outline The Reunion Episode - 4 Previous Guests (Free) Birth Again! 01/01/2021
info_outline Choosing A Normal Birth with Twins: Jamie’s Story 12/25/2020
info_outline As above So Below: Amelia's Freebirth 12/14/2020
info_outline The Fruitful Darkness: Leticia’s Story of Birth & Death 12/08/2020
info_outline I Am Mother Earth: Sophia’s Freebirth 11/30/2020
info_outline Meet Me in the Space of Faith: Tatiana's Freebirth 11/19/2020
info_outline ‘Interrogate and Detonate’ with Dominique Christina 11/10/2020