Common Sense Pregnancy & Parenting

Common Sense Pregnancy, the podcast, is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring and personal. It's chock-full of Jeanne's comprehensive, medically-sound advice and insights plus conversations with women, mothers and experts in pregnancy, parenting and the power to change the world. Women's health expert, labor nurse, feminist, mother of four, Fit columnist and author of Common Sense Pregnancy (Random House, 2015), Jeanne Faulkner has been at the bedside for thousands of deliveries. She provides the honest insider advice you need during pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood. Jeanne believes that parents have the power to change the world and that's what we're talking about here on Common Sense Pregnancy Radio.
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Dec 19, 2015

Jeanne gets emails from people all around the world who have questions about a worrisome, late-pregnancy condition: polyhydramnios, AKA "too much amniotic fluid." Jeanne talks with certified nurse midwife, Karen Parker about what it means when mom has more fluid than average and how it can change late-pregnancy and birth plans.  They also talk about how the patient-provider relationship can empower a woman's ability to make her own healthcare decisions.   

Dec 12, 2015

Pregnancy is among the most emotionally tumultuous times in any woman’s life and it’s normal for your feelings to run wild.  Nobody knows better about that right now than Jen Pastiloff. She’s a writer, motivator and public speaker who uses yoga, dance and writing to lead workshops and retreats all over the world.  She’s outspoken about depression and anxiety and shares her experiences honestly with her “tribe” of followers.   In today’s episode Jeanne and Jen talk about her work, her new pregnancy and the full range of feelings women have during pregnant and mothering. 

Dec 5, 2015

Jeanne talks with author and TED speaker, Jessica Shortall about her new book, Work, Pump, Repeat and about why maternity leave policies in the U.S. are among the worst in the world.  We also talk about how guaranteed paid maternity leave for all mothers could provide huge economic and public health benefits. 

Nov 28, 2015

Jeanne talks about the latest stats on maternal health, about what you really need in terms of stuff and about what it takes to fully support mothers to thrive.  She talks with co-founder of the Baby Box Company, Michelle Vick about why she modeled her company after Finland's tradition to provide essential baby supplies to every mom, about sleep safety and more.

Nov 22, 2015

Jeanne talks about second pregnancies, twins and global maternal health with Sarah Lynch, Senior Director of Global Policy Initiatives for CARE’s policy and advocacy unit.  Sarah is pregnant for the second time and carrying twins, which made for a great chat about her personal, professional and global perspective.

Nov 14, 2015

Jeanne talks about birth industry history and chats with Peg Moline, founding editor-in-chief of Fit Pregnancy Magazine, Natural Health and Shape magazines on how magazines and advertising have portrayed pregnancy over the last 20-something years.

Nov 6, 2015

Jeanne talks with Sarah Bowen Shea, author of the three books about running and motherhood and founder of the online running community - Another Mother Runner, about why exercise is essential for moms before, during and after pregnancy.