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Hospitals Curb Early Births

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with birth and infant health experts about research on babies' brain development in the last weeks of pregnancy.

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Photo: Bart Heird (flickr)

More physicians are advising moms to allow labor to come naturally rather than scheduling induced labor.

Many busy moms-to-be want to schedule the births of their babies, but more physicians are advising patients not to do so unless there are medical reasons.

Last week, Columbus Regional Hospital stopped allowing parents to schedule labor, and this week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with birth and infant development experts about research that says babies’ brains undergo important development in the last weeks of pregnancy.

Join us Friday at 12 p.m for our conversation. You can visit this site to be part of our live chat, follow us on Twitter @NoonEdition, or join us on the air by calling in at 812-855-0811 or 1-877-285-WFIU.

Guests

Jeffrey Alberts- IU Professor of Psychology

Dana Watters- Executive director of Women & Children’s Services at IU Health Bloomington

Mary Helen Ayres- Homebirth midwife

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