Penn State President to discuss modern childbirth on Feb. 16 show

University Park, Pa. -- Childbirth is a nervous and joyous occasion for expecting parents. Thankfully, the medicine and methods in use today help ensure a safer pregnancy in comparison to past generations, and alleviate a significant amount of stress for the mother, both mentally and physically.

Penn State President Graham Spanier and his guests, doctors John T. Repke and Jaimey M. Pauli, will discuss the evolution of childbirth on the upcoming edition of "To the Best of My Knowledge," which will air at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. It also airs on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). View this and other archived episodes of the show at http://www.wpsu.org/tv/programs/myknowledge online.

Repke is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a professor in the Penn State College of Medicine. He has written more than 250 published items; his clinical interests include high-risk pregnancy and complications during childbirth.

Pauli is a physician of obstetrics and gynecology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She received her degree from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2004 and has been a resident since 2008.

Viewers and listeners can join the conversation with questions or comments by calling 800-543-8242 or sending e-mail to response@psu.edu during the broadcast.

A monthly feature on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, "To the Best of My Knowledge" features Penn State faculty, local experts and national guests in discussions on a variety of topics. In its 10th year of production, the program reaches viewers, Web users and listeners and allows the audience to communicate directly with Penn State's president.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

Contacts: 

Michelle Tortorella

Last Updated February 19, 2010