birth http://kuow.org en Doctors Say Don't Give Birth To Baby In A Tub, But Midwives Disagree http://kuow.org/post/dont-birth-baby-tub-doctors-say-midwives-disagree Hospitals are increasingly giving women the option of going through labor or giving birth in a pool of warm water. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:20:00 +0000 editor 31103 at http://kuow.org Doctors Say Don't Give Birth To Baby In A Tub, But Midwives Disagree Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections http://kuow.org/post/money-may-be-motivating-doctors-do-more-c-sections Obstetricians perform more cesarean sections when there are financial incentives to do so, according to a new study that explores links between economic incentives and medical decision-making during childbirth.<p>About <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/08/31/129552505/cesarean-sections-stay-popular">1 in 3</a> babies born today is delivered via C-section, compared to 1 in 5 babies delivered via the surgical procedure in 1996. During the same time period, the annual medical costs of childbirth in the U.S. have grown by $3 billion annually. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:06:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 19433 at http://kuow.org Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections Alan Alda, Natural Birth And Paula Poundstone http://kuow.org/post/alan-alda-natural-birth-and-paula-poundstone <p><strong>Alan Alda On Making The Most Of Life</strong></p><p></p><p>Our time here on Earth is limited. One day we will all be gone, passing into history. It is something we consciously know, but frequently ignore. Award-winning actor Alan Alda doesn't forget anymore — not after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile. You might know Alda from “M*A*S*H” or “The West Wing.” Alda is also the author of “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself.”&nbsp; Marcie Sillman talked with Alda in 2007 about life, work and not wasting time.</p><p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;A Story Of Natural Birth</strong></p><p></p><p>Giving birth in American comes with many options: doctors, doulas, midwives, induction, cesarean. Only very few opt for natural births, a birth with no drugs and little to no intervention. Producer Katy Sewall brings an intimate look at one couple’s decision to go that way.</p><p></p><p><strong>Paula Poundstone: On Writing, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder And TV</strong></p><p></p><p>Paula Poundstone is known for improvising with the audience so well it seems planned. She’s a stand up comedian, winner of an Emmy Award and author of the book “There is Nothing in this Book that I Meant to Say.” In addition to comedy, Poundstone is a mother to three, a regular on television and radio, and a writer. Steve Scher talked with Poundstone back in 2007 about writing her book. Poundstone also answered listener calls.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18675 at http://kuow.org Alan Alda, Natural Birth And Paula Poundstone