3-27-12: Twinning

March 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 4 comments

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In 1980, 1 in every 53 babies in the U.S. was a twin. In 2009, it was 1 in every 30.  That’s a 76 percent jump, and it means there are 865,000 more twins than if the rate had remained constant.  Twins, and their mothers, are more likely to have complications at birth–not to mention the challenges of raising two children at once if you were expecting only one.

Joyce A. Martin, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, was lead author on a report  issued this year on twinning.  Sheilah speaks with her and with Marna Schacknies,  mother of 7-year old fraternal twins, as well as a 3-year-old son, and president of the Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples (CAMOM). [audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-1007924.mp3]


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  • 1. Ted Ying  |  March 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I cam to the web-page https://mdmorn.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/327122-twinning and the recording file is empty. Is there another way to hear this interview without iTunes?

    • 2. mdmorn  |  March 28, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Hi Ted — we’ve been having technical difficulties this week. Hoping to have this audio file up and running later today.

      Maryland Morning

      • 3. mdmorn  |  March 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm

        Should be all up to date now–you should be able to hear it on the site. Also, the segment is available as part of all of the day’s show through iTunes–search for the Maryland Morning podcast.

        Thanks for your patience!

      • 4. Ted Ying  |  March 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

        Thanks–it works!

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