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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.'

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Oct 28, 2020

Some of our news headlines in recent months have focused on those we have lost as people have died during the pandemic. At the same time, during this same period many new parents have welcomed babies into the world. That raises important questions about the type of health care we are able to offer families. On this episode, we talk with two people who are helping to shape the future of maternal and birth care in North Carolina and around the United States: Dana Iglesias of the Chatham Hospital Maternity Care Center and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Ellen Chetwynd, a breastfeeding researcher, lactation consultant, and advocate.