Bread and Roses on 02/12/10

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 02/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Birthright: Obstacles and information on homebirth

You've heard us examine the issue of choice many times here on Bread and Roses, usually in the context of reproductive freedoms and the abortion issue. As feminists we believe it's every woman's choice to determine what happens with her body. And this goes not just for the choice to HAVE a child, but for the choice of HOW that child is born. Here in Oregon, we are blessed to have the option to birth at home, in a comfortable and safe setting that fosters family bonding.

On February 12 on Bread and Roses, we are excited to explore the issue of birth rights, the home birth issue, and efforts nationwide to see that families have a choice when it comes to how they bring children into this world. Later in the show we'll be joined by midwives from ALMA to talk about midwives' model of care and the challenges that model faces from the more mainstream hospital birth model.

We'll also be joined by the co-chair of South Dakota Safe Childbirth Options, a group advocating for the implementation of safe homebirth options for families in South Dakota -- where trained midwives can -- and HAVE -- served jail time for attending home births. We'll also talk with a woman who chose to have an un-assisted birth in South Dakota, when there was no other option for homebirth available to her. We'll also take time at the end of the show for people to call in with their questions regarding home birth and midwifery.


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