Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics Episodes

#10: Nan Strauss Talks About Doulas

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 d...

#9: Frank Talk with The Labor Nurses

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...

#9: Frank Talk with The Labor Nurses

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...

#8: Avital Norman Nathman on Feminism and Motherhood

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...

#8: Avital Norman Nathman on Feminism and Motherhood

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...

#6: Jennifer Pastiloff on Pregnancy, Ambivalence & Joy

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...

#6: Jennifer Pastiloff on Pregnancy, Ambivalence & Joy

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...

#5: Jessica Shortall on Workplace Breastfeeding Policies

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...