May 24, 2011 Virginia midwife Karen Carr was recently convicted of two felonies following the death of a baby she tried delivering. Carr's story has rekindled debate over whether it's better for a woman to use a doctor or midwife when giving birth. In this weekly parenting segment, host Michel Martin speaks with Tell Me More contributors and moms Jolene Ivey and Leslie Morgan Steiner. Also joining the conversation are Dr. Manuel Alvarez, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Dr. Randi Epstein, author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank.
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February 15, 2011 A recent study has linked a child's chance of obesity to the amount of time his or her mother works. Researchers found that for every five months a mother worked, a child could gain a pound more than normally expected. Host Michel Martin discusses the findings and challenges of making kids eat right with the study's lead researcher Taryn Morrissey and regular "Moms" contributors, Jolene Ivey and Dani Tucker.
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November 30, 2010 In our weekly parenting segment, "The Moms" regular contributors Jolene Ivey and Dani Tucker talk with host Michel Martin about their experiences with balancing work and family life and the role politics can play in their efforts. Connie Guy, a former mayor of Mountville, Pa., and a licensed practical nurse, also joins in.
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October 19, 2010 A new national survey on Drug Use and Health shows that teenagers are using marijuana more often and at younger ages. The weekly parenting segment explores ways teens get their hands on marijuana and how parents and guardians can better spark dialogues and develop relationships that will lower the chances of teens abusing marijuana. Host Michel Martin speaks with regular parenting contributors Jolene Ivey and Leslie Morgan Steiner.
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