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.
For Expecting Moms, Doctors Or Midwives?
By NPR Staff • May 24, 2011