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Study Shows Overweight Pregnant Women Can Safely Lose Weight

OPB | Sept. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk to the lead researcher of a Kaiser Permanente study that encouraged women who were obese to maintain their weight during their entire pregnancy.

Some Doulas Offer Support During Abortions Or Miscarriages

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In addition to providing non-medical support to new moms, some doulas also assist women who miscarry or choose to terminate a pregnancy.

Fetal Genetic Testing Breakthrough

OPB | June 18, 2012

University of Washington researchers recently determined the first genome of a fetus. We'll discuss how they did it and what's in store for the future.

Wrongful Birth

OPB | March 15, 2012

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

Teen Access to Birth Control

OPB | Oct. 24, 2011

Canby School Board just voted against providing access to birth control prescriptions at Canby High. Now we want to know: what role should schools have in providing birth control options or promoting reproductive health?

Your Placenta

OPB | Oct. 03, 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?

Rebroadcast: Ethics of Egg Donation

OPB | May 30, 2011

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

Pregnancy Pounds

OPB | Oct. 22, 2009

How much is too much weight to gain if you're pregnant? A new study aims to keep obese women from gaining any weight at all.

School I.D.

OPB | June 22, 2009

What does "multi-ethnic" mean to Oregon students who describe themselves that way?

As We Are: Abortion Stories

OPB | Sept. 17, 2008

What's behind the decision to terminate a pregnancy?

As We Are: Teen Parents

OPB | Aug. 21, 2008

What is daily life like for teens as they become parents?