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Natural Childbirth: Tough Club To Join

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To drug or not to drug?  It's a tough question for the woman about to give birth. 

Natural childbirth is a great concept, but it is a pain-filled experience for most women. 

Sociologist Adam Rafalovich looked into the decision-making process for a report called "Pain IS the Club: Identity and Membership in the Natural Childbirth Community." 

He visits with the highlights of the work.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.