“You want to have your baby where?!”: Talking with loved ones about your home birth decision

Lucie Bryantbirth story, family, friends, home birth, hospital birth, midwives, Natural birth, support

“Wait, What?!? You’re going to have your baby WHERE? WHY?” This was the response after talking to my family. I was NOT going to have a traditional hospital birth – I was going to have a home birth with a midwife. At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom who just a few month earlier had a(n) “un”necessary c-section. When I explained my … Read More

Cascade of Interventions: How do Pitocin and Epidurals Affect the C-Section Rate?

Lucie Bryantcascade of interventions, emergency c-section, epidural risks, Evidence-based care, hospital birth, informed consent, midwives, Pitocin

Childbirth Connection, as a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families, conducts wonderful and informative surveys asking women their thoughts and experiences with childbirth. Every few years they publish a “Listening to Mothers” survey. They asked questions about labor and birth interventions to new mothers in the most recent survey Did they receive pitocin, epidural, or both … Read More

Sexual Abuse and Childbirth: What’s the Connection?

Lucie Bryantbirth story, birth trauma, breastfeeding, cascade of interventions, emergency c-section, epidural risks, HBAC, home birth, hospital birth, informed consent, midwives, Pitocin, sexual abuse, VBAC

Sexual Abuse and Childbirth: What's the Connection?

My name is Lucie Bryant. I am the owner and founder of In Due Season Pregnancy Wellness Center in Zephyrhills, Florida. And I want to share my story. (WARNING: Content may be triggering) I am now going to go out of everyone’s comfort zone and talk about a subject that is often ignored, most often purposefully because it makes people uncomfortable. … Read More