“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

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