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Dr. Benjamin Spock and Dr. Michael B. Rothenberg discuss the 40th anniversary edition of the book “Baby and Child Care.” The two discuss the changes they've made to the book, criticism they’ve faced since releasing the book, and how they’ve rethought gender roles in childcare. Studs plays “Hush Little Baby” - The Weavers (1955).
A panel of midwives explain problems of infant mortality for low-income women and families and the importance of well funded maternity centers in an era where midwifery is outlawed in many states and training is hard to find. Studs plays “The Baby Tree” - Rosalie Sorrells (1970).
Dr. Aviva Weissman discusses the emergence of family planning services in England and the importance of women having access to contraception and other services. Weissman discusses her experience with families who have benefitted from the services of Planned Parenthood.
Registered nurse and activist Dorothy Granada discusses the Women’s Health Center in Mulukuku, Nicaragua. Granada discusses her history with nonviolent activism and how this inspired her to help establish a women’s health center in Nicaragua that offers assistance to low-income communities and prioritizes the incorporation of traditional healing methods used by the indigenous people of the community. Studs plays "Yo soy de un Pueblo" - Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy (1984).
Physician Anne Sidon, psychiatrist Susan Fisher, and attorney Sandra Nye discuss womens' changing roles in society and its connection with mental health problems and solutions. The group discusses domestic violence, and notes how the normalization of divorce affects the mental health of women and the parental roles between father and mother. Studs plays “She Sits on the Table” - Tom Paxton (1980).