Jeanne talks with renowned midwife, Robyn Churchill about how midwives work to improve global maternal health, including in the U.S and how taking care of midwives is essential.
Jeanne rants about sexual assault and consent and then talks with Hans Eberbach, lead singer of Joy & Madness and Hans & the Hot Mess about music, parenting, depression and creativity.
Jeanne covers current events on why maternal mortality in the U.S. is on the rise, plus International Day of the Girl (10/10). This week's guest is John Santelli, MD, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. Jeanne and Dr. Santelli talk about what the most recent statistics tell us about teens, sex, and pregnancy.
Jeanne answers a listener email about skin color and scars and also talks with writer, Rachel Kramer Bussel about her Salon essay, "Having it all” is impossible: What women really need is balance, fairness and respect."
Jeanne talks with Biz Ellis, co-host of the podcast, One Bad Mother, about life after giving life and how unnatural motherhood can be.
Jeanne talks with Emily's List's Alyssa Franke about why this campaign is critical for women's and maternal health and all our lives as parents.
Jeanne answers listener's email questions about what contractions feel like and FAQs about epidurals.
Jeanne talks with Sarah Fleisch Fink at the National Partnership for Women and Children about parenting, paid leave and pregnancy laws state-by-state.
Jeanne talks with Dirty Revival's lead singer, Sarah Clarke about how becoming a mother 5 years ago motivated her to become a professional musician and how she's integrating motherhood with life on the road.
Jeanne talks with obstetrician, Heather Weldon, MD about how birth is different in different countries and answers a few reader questions about c-sections, early births and more.
Jeanne talks with NPR reporter Rae Ell Bichell about how journalists report on women's health, pregnancy, drug trials and women. We also talk about the huge information and research gaps pregnant women face when the need medication.
Jeanne talks with Amal Omer-Salim, co-Executive Director of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) about World Breastfeeding Week and this year's theme of global sustainability and poverty eradication.
Jeanne and midwife Chris Beard, CNM answer listener questions about spotting, cramping, sex, epidurals and a whole lot more.
Jeanne talks about the tragedy of stillbirth before shifting gears to talk with actress, author and performer, Lauren Weedman (one of the stars from HBO's show, Looking and author of Miss Fortune – Fresh Perspectives On Having It All From Someone Who Is Not Okay! (Penguin Random House, March, 2016) about parenting during and after divorce and bring motherhood on to the stage.
Jeanne talks about Black Lives Matter and chats with Jane Chen, founder of Embrace Innovations and Little Lotus Baby about the miraculous, portable, inexpensive and no-electricity-needed incubator that's saving babies lives in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Jeanne talks with author, journalist Roger Thurow about how hunger and malnutrition robs mothers and children of their chance to reach their full potential. He writes about women in the U.S. as well as developing country to tell the stories of how hunger affects women all over the world.
Jeanne gets more email from Aimee about her 37 week c-section plans and she talks to Adrienne Martini about post partum mental health issues.
Jeanne talks with Terri McCullough, director of the No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative started by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and The Clinton Foundation. We talk about feminism, adolescent daughters, how women support each other and the work she does to break ceilings for all girls and women.
Jeanne talks about fatherhood, pregnancy, birth, co-parenting, changing times and changing diapers with her favorite Dad on earth - her husband.
Jeanne talks with Chris Beard, certified nurse midwife, solo mom to adopted daughters, avid camper and outdoor enthusiast about mothering adolescent girls and about how midwifery has changed over her career and why it's the solution to improving maternal health.
Jeanne talks with writer, translator, Olga Mecking in the Netherlands about maternal healthcare in Europe.
Jeanne talks with Jacqueline Sibanda about issues mothers face all over the world, especially when raising boys to be men. We also talk about the extra challenges mothers face in America where race, intolerance and gun culture put some teenagers at high risk.
Jeanne talks with a nurse/friend in Germany about hyperemesis, finding your tribe, pregnancy #4 and how parenting differs in Europe.