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‘I wanted a freebirth for my baby, no matter what’: One mother’s story


First-time mom Judith avoided doctors throughout her pregnancy, wanting to give birth at home — with only her husband and her friend, a doula, at her side. As her pregnancy stretched past 44 weeks, she grew worried. But rather than seeking medical assistance, she turned to the internet, where she found increasingly extreme communities that encouraged her plan to “freebirth” her baby. This is her story..