Shhh…NO talking about the V.

Lucie BryantUncategorized

Have you said the words Vagina or Penis lately? Statistics say that 83% of children do not learn the proper words used for their genitalia until the 2nd grade. The average elementary school begins teaching sex ed. In the 5th grade, by this time many children have already been exposed to pornography. We, as parents, have to be the ones … Read More

Midwife Model of Care

Lucie BryantEvidence-Based Care, Midwifery

The midwife model of care is based upon the belief that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. Midwives monitor the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle. The midwife will provide the mother with individualized education, counseling and prenatal care, continuous hands on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support. During the course … Read More

Compassionate Pregnancy & Birth Care for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Lucie BryantMidwifery, Sexual Abuse

In Due Season is a prenatal office and birthing center in Pasco county, staffed by midwives and mental health care professionals. We wish to provide a safe, comfortable environment for sexual trauma survivors to feel safe and well-cared for during the amazing life event of becoming a mother. Our services are aimed at understanding how a trauma-informed approach can be … Read More

A Bit about Midwifery Care

Lucie BryantMidwifery

Who are midwives? There are so many articles one can read about midwives. Who are midwives? What do they do? This is an article from a midwife perspective. Many have read articles about midwives. One of the first definitions you see is the word midwife means “with woman”. I believe that to be a very oversimplified statement. As a midwife, … Read More

The Life of a Midwife: Midwife on the run

Lucie BryantMidwifery

The life of a midwife. I want to serve women. Keep them safe. Empower them. Encourage them. Learn with them and from them. Educate them. Believe in them. Help them to trust their body. Awaken in the morning and instantly grab your phone from the nightstand to double check that you did not miss a late night phone call, text … Read More

Childbirth, the American Way?

Lucie BryantEvidence-Based Care

As many may know, the majority (about 98%) of women that give birth in the United States, do so in a hospital, Then, there is that small percentage that believes childbirth should happen at home, or a birth center. But, do you also know that prior to the 1930’s the majority of women gave birth at home, surrounded by women … Read More

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Lucie BryantFamily Wellness

The model for wellness used by In Due Season Birth Center & Family Wellness is based on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness that interact in a way that contributes to individual quality of life. Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people within our families and communities. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships … Read More

Postpartum Depression (PPD): Drowning in Love.

Lucie BryantPostpartum

This is a story of one young lady’s journey through postpartum depression. Thank you so much for sharing. This picture is from Lilly’s first bath; it was posted on July 9, 2014 when she was just two weeks old. I, quite literally, cannot look at this picture without crying. You see, I was drowning in this picture. I hadn’t washed … Read More

Maternity Health care and Informed Consent

Lucie BryantEvidence-Based Care, Pregnancy

Making informed decisions about personal health care needs can be hard. Often patients simply listen to the doctors opinion of what should be done and assume he/she knows best. But in actuality, the doctor does not feel what you feel nor does he/she have to tolerate the possible side effects. So this means that truly, we as individuals are completely … Read More