“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

Find Your “Mama Tribe”: How to Develop a Solid Support System When You’re Pregnant

Lucie Bryantbabywearing, birth networks, breastfeeding, community, doulas, family, friends, la leche league, lactation consultant, mama tribe, social connection, social media groups, support

Pregnancy is hard. Childbirth is hard. Caring for newborns is hard. Juggling small children with a newborn is hard. Breastfeeding is hard. Parenting is hard. Marriage and relationships are hard. Ok, you get the point. It’s hard! There is a reason why is takes two people to make a baby. There is a reason why the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, … Read More