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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Nov 19, 2016

Jeanne talks with CARE's VP David Ray and CARE Action's! Rachael Lehman about what the election means to humanitarian assistance for girls, women, parents and families living in the poorest countries on earth. Spoiler alert - They're more reassuring than you'd expect.

Nov 12, 2016

Jeanne challenges listeners to dig in and commit to active citizenry and chats with Dr. Pamela Stone, an archaeologist, anthropologist and expert on the intersection of culture, birth, death and gender-based oppression.

Nov 5, 2016

Common Sense Pregnancy & Parenting is ONE! Jeanne answers a reader's Q about how to start labor naturally with a reading from the book. Plus, Jeanne talks with Child Fund International's Suzanne Berman about how brand new motherhood measures up to the hype.

Oct 29, 2016

Jeanne talks with Chrysula Winegar about how she connects mothers and solutions to global challenges all women face. We also talk about raising big families, sons versus daughters, nature versus nurture, laundry...all of it.

Oct 22, 2016

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.

Oct 15, 2016

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.

Oct 8, 2016

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.

Oct 1, 2016

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."

Sep 24, 2016

Jeanne talks with Biz Ellis, co-host of the podcast, One Bad Mother, about life after giving life and how unnatural motherhood can be.

Sep 18, 2016

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.

Sep 10, 2016

Jeanne answers listener's email questions about what contractions feel like and FAQs about epidurals.

Sep 3, 2016

Jeanne talks with Sarah Fleisch Fink at the National Partnership for Women and Children about parenting, paid leave and pregnancy laws state-by-state.

Aug 27, 2016

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.

Aug 20, 2016

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.

Aug 13, 2016

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.

Aug 6, 2016

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.

Jul 30, 2016

Jeanne and midwife Chris Beard, CNM answer listener questions about spotting, cramping, sex, epidurals and a whole lot more.

Jul 23, 2016

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.

Jul 16, 2016

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.

Jul 9, 2016

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.

Jul 2, 2016

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.

Jun 27, 2016

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. 

Jun 18, 2016

Jeanne talks about fatherhood, pregnancy, birth, co-parenting, changing times and changing diapers with her favorite Dad on earth - her husband.

Jun 11, 2016

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.

Jun 4, 2016

Jeanne talks with writer, translator, Olga Mecking in the Netherlands about maternal healthcare in Europe.

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