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Today on Your Call: How do parents make decisions about pregnancy and childbirth?


On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about what it means to have a baby, and all the choices involved.  Cesarean births are on the rise and simultaneously there is a growing movement toward working with midwives and giving birth at home.  How do we make it so that people can make informed, free choices in their childbirth process?   If you’re a parent-to-be, how are YOU figuring out what's best for you and your family?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.


Nick Rubashkin, obstetrician at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco

Maria Iorillo, homebirth midwife with Wise Woman Homebirth Traditions

Hillary Frank, author, radio producer, and creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time

Vimeo: The Business of Being Born

The Business of Being Born

My Best Birth

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives

The Longest Shortest Time

Birth: The Surprising Story of How We Are Born

Cesarean Rates 

The Unnecesarean

Wise Woman Childbirth

St. Luke’s Women’s Center

Midwives at St. Luke’s 

Women and Children’s Services at St. Luke’s