Monday 31 October

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: C-Sections For All: Waste Of Nhs Cash!
For our first phone-in: are health service bosses out of their minds offering every mum-to-be the right to give birth by caesarean: the op is expensive, risky and lays you out for weeks. At present only about one in four women deliver by C section - so why change things? Could it be the cash-strapped health service is pandering to those women who worry giving birth naturally might hurt a bit?

We’ll hear what you and the panel have to say about that before Steve-O gives us the heads up on the rest of the day’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Booze: Do Our Kids Really Have A Problem?
Then: Do our kids really have a drink problem? A new study by an education think tank suggests as many as one in four 14 and 15-year-olds get drunk every week; four percent of 12- and 13-year-olds consume 28 units of alcohol a week, that’s more than an adult male should consume. Overall young people are drinking twice as much as they did 10 years ago. Why? Or maybe you don’t believe the stats?

Part 6: Risk Addicts
Following on nicely, I want to hear your thoughts on risk addicts, those who get their thrills dancing with danger. Bungee-jumping rugby stars, women who sleep around, even junkies sticking needles in their veins, are they all ultimately doing the same thing? What makes us so attracted to danger? Can’t wait to hear from Steve-O on that.

Part 7: Did Jimmy Fix It For You?
And finally: Did Jimmy fix it for you? If you wrote a letter to Sir Jimmy Savile who died on Saturday asking him to fix something up for you, we’d love to hear about it. What did you ask the great man? Did he fix it for you? Here’s Kirsty with the numbers.

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Comments (6)

  • Monica

    over 2 years ago

    Monica

    Jamelia saying that mothers that choose to have an elective cesarean are terrible. She was obviously lucky enough to have appropriate care during the birth of her child. I however, had the most traumatic "natural" birth (62 hours) and a whole year of post-natal depression trying to deal with the trauma I went through. Her experience sounds lovely but please, let's not generalise and trivialise a process that is not always so straightforward. I would love to have another child but the simple thought of giving birth again brings me to tears. Please Jamelia, be a bit more careful with your choice of words...

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  • Rooni

    over 2 years ago

    Rooni

    It is my body therefore should be my choice. Please take a look at this fascinating and very accurate article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2006/mar/05/health.medicineandhealth

  • Diana MacDonald-Gunn

    over 2 years ago

    Diana MacDonald-Gunn

    I gave birth to a stillborn wee girl 4 months ago. When her heart struggled at 36 weeks and we were told it had stopped I immediately thought I wanted a c section but after being told it was better to give birth naturely I'm glad I did. My body healed quickly except my heart of course. I felt closer to my wee girl by giving birth naturely. The NHS were wonderful. In my case i would have opted for c section but after going through everything I'm glad I had no option.

  • Mike Taylor

    over 2 years ago

    Mike Taylor

    Presenters really need to get out more.., They don't appear to have much of a clue what's going on. Alcohol is so cheap a kid with a paper round can afford a couple of bottles of cheap vodka cider whatever. It's legal to give kids from the age of 5 some alcohol. It doesn't mean it's acceptable to sit down and crack open a case of Bud with your 8 year old. It's within reason and just a taste and always supervised. Some parentsthink it's acceptable to feed their kids booze because they think their kid should fit in. Time for a culture change and a huge tax increase on booze.

  • Kelly Wilson

    over 2 years ago

    Kelly Wilson

    Child birth is painful but I'm a mum of six and all natural I wouldn't dream of it any other way because having a section can lead to complication I suffer with a disability in my legs which made my last birth hard but still wouldn't change it I think c-section should only be used in emergancy so I don't believe expectant mothers should be allowed to choose if you don't want to go through labour the natural way then don't become pregnant our country is in enough financial mess without adding to it

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