Common Sense Pregnancy & Parenting Episodes

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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.

Recent Episodes

#92: Meditation, Pregnancy, and Parenting

Jeanne talks with Mark Krasner, Founder and CEO of (a guided meditation app specifically designed for expectant parents) about the important changes meditation makes in pregnancy, parenting, work and everyday moments in life.  

#90: Epidurals and Maternal Justice

Jeanne talks with Dr. James Lozada, an anesthesiologist and broadcast journalist with a passion for maternal justice. We talk about epidurals, health journalism, switching careers, finding your mission and what maternal justice means in the labor room and around the world.

#89: Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help 

Jeanne speaks with a Houston midwife about conditions mothers and birth pros are facing and highlights two organizations - Every Mother Counts and  Circle of Health International - about the work they're doing for mothers and families in Texas in the aftermath of...

#88: Sarah’s Induction

Jeanne talks with Sarah, who emailed with induction concerns about her birth, baby and prenatal care at 40.

#86: Period Sex and Pressure to Induce

Jeanne reads listener emails and answers questions about getting pregnant on your period and what to do when your doctor is bullying for an induction.

#85: A Matter of Faith

Jeanne talks with Jo Saxton about faith, leadership, parenting, finding your spiritual home and whether or not you need religion to raise kids in the 21st century.

#84: Sex, Family Planning, Maternal Health & UNFPA

Jeanne talks with Sarah Craven and Rachel Moynihan from the United Nations Population Fund about what they do for women around the world and what happens now that President Trump has eliminated US funding.

#73: Women, Writing and Motherhood (Rebroadcast)

Jeanne is on vacation this week, so we're sharing her conversation about insomnia in your first trimester, and then talks with writer, Kelly McWilliams, about how anxiety impacts pregnancy and what the hell to do about it.

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