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 Pregnancy.com 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

#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 Romper.com writer, Kelly McWilliams, about how anxiety impacts pregnancy and what the hell to do about it.

#80: Race, Pregnancy & Healthcare, Part 2

Jeanne continues her conversation with Nikia Lawson about the impact of race on women's pregnancy, prenatal care, birth, post partum period, survival and future as a parent plus the role of doulas, childbirth educators, and birth workers in this critical and global conversation.

#79: Race and Fatherhood in America  

Jeanne talks with Marque Robinson about breaking stereotypes, work as a humanitarian, and what it takes to raise African American children in the U.S.

#78: Race, Pregnancy & Healthcare, Part 1

Jeanne talks with Nikia Lawson about the impact of race on women's pregnancy, prenatal care, birth, post partum period, survival and future as a parent plus the role of doulas, childbirth educators, and birth workers in this critical and global conversation.  

#76: A Labor Nurse Makes Her Birth Plans

Jeanne talks with Rachael, a labor and delivery nurse who is expecting her second child, about midwifery care versus OB care, birth center versus hospital birth and about the pregnancy complications she had with her first birth.

#75: Fitness, Wellness, and Motherhood Anxiety

Jeanne talks with fitness pro Melissa DiLeonardo about pregnancy and parenting, postpartum anxiety and depression and how practicing her own fitness and wellness advice helped her heal.

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