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Fatal Birth Defects Prevalent in Three Washington Counties

OPB |May 15, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Families and state officials are eager to find the source of a cluster of rare birth defects in three Central and Eastern Washington counties.

Caring For Babies Born Prematurely

OPB |May 01, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Premature births represent about 12 percent of all births in the U.S. We'll hear about one couple's experience with their son who was born five weeks early.

New Recommendations For Cesarean Section Births

OPB |April 23, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Cesarean sections make up about a third of all births in this country — the highest rate in decades. What was your C-section like?

The Choice To Birth Out-Of-Hospital

OPB |April 16, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Where did you choose to birth your child, and why?

Taking Your Placenta Home

April 30, 2013 12:40 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.


July 09, 2012 9:15 a.m.

We take a look at the legal and emotional ramifications of having children through a surrogate mother.

Wrongful Birth

March 15, 2012 9:06 a.m.

Parents of a child with Down syndrome won $2.9 million in a "wrongful birth" lawsuit last week.

Your Placenta

Oct. 03, 2011 9:40 a.m.

Our show on the licensing of midwives introduced us to the idea of lotus-style births. That's when the baby remains attached to the placenta for sometimes days after birth. It made us wonder: what did you do with your placenta?

Breast Milk Banking

June 16, 2011 9:30 a.m.

Experts say that breast milk is best for babies. If a mother cannot provide breast milk, are there safe and comparable options?

Rebroadcast: Ethics of Egg Donation

May 30, 2011 9:06 a.m.

We're bringing back this discussion about egg donation in celebration of the episode's recent Gracie Award win.

Midwifery Controversy

July 27, 2010 9 a.m.

Should a woman be able to use a midwife for the delivery of a baby if she has previously had a caesarian or if she is delivering a twin or breech baby?

The Ethics of Egg Donation

June 03, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the medical and ethical issues that arise when women donate their eggs?

Battling Over Birth?

May 07, 2009 9 a.m.

Do tensions exist between midwives and doctors?

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