OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2015
Dr. Carol Howe just retired from her career as both a practicing midwife and a pioneer in the field of nurse midwifery education.
OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2014
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.
OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2014
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.
OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2014
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?
OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Where did you choose to birth your child, and why?
OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2013
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.
OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2012
We take a look at the legal and emotional ramifications of having children through a surrogate mother.
OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2012
Parents of a child with Down syndrome won $2.9 million in a "wrongful birth" lawsuit last week.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2011
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?
OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2011
Experts say that breast milk is best for babies. If a mother cannot provide breast milk, are there safe and comparable options?
OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2010
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?
OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2010
What are the medical and ethical issues that arise when women donate their eggs?