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.
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.
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.