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At In Due Season Birth Center & Family Wellness, we are dedicated to providing exceptional, woman-centered, prenatal and birth care in Pasco County and the surrounding areas. We promise to maintain high, Christian moral standards, a high level of honesty and transparency with our clients, and a peaceful, non-judgemental environment. We resolve to never cut corners in our evaluation of your pregnancy and labor. Our wellness team is here for your entire family to provide holistic alternatives to traditional medicine. Our mission for In Due Season is to create a multi-disciplinary “one-stop shop” for our natural-minded parents in the North Tampa area.

Lucie J. Bryant LM, CPM

Lucie is a Licensed Midwife in Florida and a Nationally Accredited Certified Professional Midwife. She is a graduate of CommonSense Midwifery School in Winter Garden, Florida. She became passionate about birth in 1993 after the birth of her second daughter. She had a beautiful VBAC at home. She is now blessed with eight beautiful children – six of them born at home. Over the course of motherhood she has had the privilege of advocating for women in many roles as a doula, childbirth educator, and lactation counselor. She is the visionary behind In Due Season Birth Center & Family Wellness.

Ashley Baker, ARNP, CNM

Ashley attended Frontier Nursing University where she received her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwifery degree, as well as currently completing her Doctorate of Nursing Degree. Ashley has been providing proficient, personalized and evidence-based care to women and children since 2009 in many different realms. Ashley became passionate about the midwifery model of care when she realized it gave women a voice and choice about their care. Ashley is a native to Florida, both born and raised. She’s a mother herself to 2 young boys. When not providing care to the community, Ashley enjoys being outdoors, on her family’s boat and traveling.

Dr. Joshua Ledbetter, D.C.

Dr. Josh received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA). He began practicing in Pasco County shortly after graduation. After years of suffering from sports injuries and headaches, Dr. Josh’s wife convinced him to visit a chiropractor dedicated to family wellness. With regular adjustments and modification of his daily activities, he did not only receive relief from his headaches and pain, he surprisingly improved his quality of life. After his “aha moment” of what chiropractic care is really about, his chiropractor encouraged him in his career change. He desires to help his patients achieve a higher quality of living – not merely to keep them from pain or illness.

Dr. Vanessa M. Brockhouse

Dr. Vanessa M. Brockhouse is a Women’s Pelvic Health Physical Therapist. Vanessa earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 2012.

She started her career in the sports and orthopedics setting. In addition, she served as an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University for five years educating students in the Physical Therapy program.

She is the founder of Fruitful Womb in which she emphasizes preparation for childbirth, prenatal exercise and postpartum care to ensure good bowel, bladder and sexual health.

Vanessa specializes in treating women with complex cases of pelvic pain, urinary conditions, bowel conditions, sexual dysfunction, orthopedic back pain, orthopedic hip/pelvic pain, prenatal and postpartum conditions.

Vanessa is an advocate for women and pelvic health educator for her community. Her passion for women’s health was birthed out of her own journey as a new mom. She believes in addressing women’s health with a whole body approach which allows identification at the root cause resulting in relief of symptoms. Her passion to empower women is in her holistic approach desiring to see women living their life to the fullest.

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Sara Hunter

Birth Photographer gone receptionist! Sara is an exceptional birth photographer, mother and wife! She has a heart for all things family, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, newborn and so much more. She is one of the first smiling faces you see when you arrive at In Due Season. Sara joined our team March 2020 and is excited to be part of our  In Due Season Family!

Evelyn Copeland

Evelyn is a mother of 6 who has home schooled her children. She has a true passion for natural birth. She is an aspiring midwife with an understanding of the physiology of birth and believes in the ability for the body to birth.

Khamissa Keita LM

Khamissa Keita grew up in Africa and witnessed at a very young age the process of natural childbirth by strong and powerful women, who by deciding their way of childbirth had shaped their society. She believes that with the right support and empathy Midwives can offer this experience to every pregnant mom. She is a trained Midwife from Germany. Khamissa graduated from the University “Otto von Guericke” in Magdeburg and received her Midwife license in 1997 and has worked as a midwife as well as a teacher at the Midwifery school of the same University for many years. In 2010, she received her Masters of Medical Education from the University of Berlin and have been teaching midwife students and other medical professionals in addition to practicing as a midwife. In 2014, Khamissa moved to Florida with her daughter and completed a four-month program licensing by endorsement at Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery in Orlando.Khamissa is fluent in French, German and Bambara. She considers herself an advocate for natural approaches to pregnancy and birth, self-determination, education, empowerment and moral support of families as well as diversity in cultural and family structures.

Heidi Dahmer

Heidi began her journey at In Due Season as a client through our Homebirth, VBAC program. Having an issue with finding a provider as a mom who had a previous cesarean was very difficult. After searching and researching for a provider Heidi found us and had a beautiful homebirth VBAC and found a passion for helping other women deliver as a birth assistant. Heidi is an aspiring midwife with a passion for sharing her story and the many things she has learned on her own road to deliver naturally.