Childbirth, the American Way?

Lucie Bryantbirth trauma

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

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