“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

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“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

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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

One Word Every Pregnant Woman Wants to Hear From Her Provider

Lucie Bryantbirth story, Evidence-based care, home birth, midwives, Natural birth, Water birth

Word Every Pregnant Woman Wants to Hear

Of course, I’m going to make you read the entire blog post to find out what word I’m talking about… I’ve always been a “think outside the box” kind of girl – alway challenging the social norms and asking the “why” question. It never made sense to me that after thousands and thousands of years of human history and survival … Read More