Jeanne answers listeners emails and author and poet Khadijah Queen shares her insights about single motherhood, raising a black son in America and her essay, Mothering Solo.
Kathy, a community health nurse, talks with Jeanne about both sides of the foster care equation - what it's like for the biological and foster parents and what she does for babies.
Jeanne talks with Nan Strauss, Choices in Childbirth's director of policy and research about doulas, insurance and the research-proven benefits doulas provide for maternal health outcomes and healthcare cost reduction. Considering how important doula care can be, why don't more women use them? It all comes down to cost.
Jeanne talks shop with two labor nurses who've spent decades working with mothers from all walks of life. What makes them even more special is they're mother and daughter. This episode gives you an inside peek at what labor nurses do all day and the challenges and frustrations we face when all we really want to do is provide great patient care.
Jeanne talks with The Good Mother Myth author, Avital Norman Nathman about the ways gender inequity and feminism impact all aspects of motherhood from long before women become pregnant, throughout their pregnancies and prenatal care experiences, to the labor room, operating room and postpartum room and on into their lives as mothers.