Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics Episodes

#153: Home Birth, Midwives, and Botanicals

Jeanne talks about the home versus hospital debate and interviews Certified Professional Midwife, Maria Chowdhury, CPM about home birth and Birthsong Botanicals.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

#152: International Women’s Day with Pro Mujer

Jeanne talks about International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month and interviews Maria Cavalcanti, President and CEO of Pro Mujer about how women and mothers throughout Latin America are making change happen.Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...

#151: Genetic Testing, Downs Syndrome & The Lucky Few

Jeanne, Heather Avis (author of The Lucky Few - and certified nurse midwife Chris Beard answer Kate’s email about genetic testing and finding out her baby may have Downs Syndrome.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...

#150: Healing C-section Scars and Adhesions

Jeanne talks with Licensed Massage Therapist Isabel Spradlin about how scar tissue affects women’s pelvis and abdomen after c-sections and how massage therapy and self-care promotes healing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

#149: Anxiety, Nurses, Infertility & Motherhood.

Jeanne interviews Risa Kerslake ( about switching careers from nursing to writing and about her journey through infertility to motherhood.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

#148: Measles, Vaccines and the Family Medical Leave Act

Jeanne talks about the measles outbreak hitting unvaccinated kids and interviews Jessica Mason with the National Partnership for Women & Families about the 26th anniversary of the FMLA.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

#146: Baby Stuff & Premature Labor

Jeanne talks about how much stuff babies really need and with midwife Chris Beard about premature contractions, premature labor, premature rupture of membranes and premature birth.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

#145: Setting Our Intentions for 2019

Jeanne asks listeners to help start the conversations we’ll have about pregnancy, parenting and politics in 2019.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit