Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics Episodes

#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...

#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...

#4: Michelle Vick and the Baby Box Tradition

Jeanne talks about the latest stats on maternal health, about what you really need in terms of stuff and about what it takes to fully support mothers to thrive.  She talks with co-founder of the Baby Box Company, Michelle Vick...

#4: Michelle Vick and the Baby Box Tradition

Jeanne talks about the latest stats on maternal health, about what you really need in terms of stuff and about what it takes to fully support mothers to thrive.  She talks with co-founder of the Baby Box Company, Michelle Vick...

#3: Sarah Lynch on CARE, Second Pregnanies, and Twins

Jeanne talks about second pregnancies, twins and global maternal health with Sarah Lynch, Senior Director of Global Policy Initiatives for CARE’s policy and advocacy unit.  Sarah is pregnant for the second time and carrying twins, which made for a...