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Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics

Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics, 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 Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics.

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#118: Debunking Pregnancy Myths with Math

Jeanne talks with Daphne Adler, mathematician and author of the new book, Debunking the Bump about sushi, coffee and common pregnancy risks and myths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

21 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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#166: No-fear Pregnancy

Jeanne talks with Emily Benet - author of her new book The Pregnancy Diaries - about being pregnant without fear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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#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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

20 May 2017

Rank #3

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#41: Q&A With an Obstetrician

Jeanne talks with obstetrician, Heather Weldon, MD about how birth is different in different countries and answers a few reader questions about c-sections, early births and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

20 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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#155: A Pediatrician's 7 Secrets of Newborns

 Jeanne talks with Dr. Robert Hamilton, pediatrician, creator of the life-changing “Hamilton hold” and author of 7 Secrets of the Newborn (St. Martin’s Press, 2018). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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#157: Pros and Cons of Prenatal Genetic Testing

Jeanne talks about the pros and cons of genetic testing and assigns listener homework to learn more about making your own healthcare decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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#73: Insomnia, Anxiety, Pregnancy and Parenting

Jeanne answers listener email about insomnia in your first trimester and talks with Romper.com writer, Kelly McWiliams, about how anxiety impacts pregnancy and what the hell to do about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #7

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#176: What Midwives Do

Jeanne talks with Chris Beard, CNM about what midwives do and why every woman should have one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

5 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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#105: Naturopathy, Postpartum Health, and the New Mom Scramble

Jeanne talks with naturopath and new mom, Dr. Angela Potter, ND about why she focuses on postpartum health, how naturopathy supports women’s health and how she manages the back-to-work/baby-at-home scramble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

13 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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#15: Laughing Gas and Labor Pains

Jeanne answers reader emails about pain management during labor and talks with Wendy Berger, CNM who works at Legacy Emanuel Hospital - one of a growing number of hospitals offering nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas or gas and air) to their patients in labor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

20 Feb 2016

Rank #10

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#82: An Obstetrician's Thoughts on C-Sections, Pain and Disparities.

Jeanne talks with Amanda Calhoun, MD, about c-sections, preventing maternal mortality, pain management and racial disparities plus, we answer two reader emails about epidurals and early births. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

8 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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#29: High Risk Pregnancy Q's

What exactly does it mean to be high risk during pregnancy and why are so many women being treated that way? Jeanne answers emails about risk factors, inductions, c-sections and late pregnancy curve balls.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29mins

28 May 2016

Rank #12

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#174: Self Care, Mental Health Pregnancy & Parenting

Jeanne talks with teacher and author Michelle Gano about her new book, Look Beyond the Clouds about self-care techniques for teachers, parents and anyone needing tools for positive thinking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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#164: How To Name That Baby

Jeanne interviews sister-entrepreneurs, Jennifer Moss and Mallory Moss Katz about baby names, trends, histories, their podcast and what Game of Throne names we’ll be seeing in preschools everywhere.  Also, Common Sense Pregnancy, Parenting & Politics now has a Patreon page.  Your support matters.  Here’s the link to find out more.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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#186 What's Best for Mom, Keeps Babies Healthier

Jeanne talks with Dr. Lisa Waddell, March of Dimes' SVP & Maternal Child Health Impact Deputy Medical Officer about the things women, families and caregivers can do to help women and babies be healthy during pregnancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

29 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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#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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

9 Sep 2017

Rank #16

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#2: Peg Moline on Pregnancy & Media

Jeanne talks about birth industry history and chats with Peg Moline, founding editor-in-chief of Fit Pregnancy Magazine, Natural Health and Shape magazines on how magazines and advertising have portrayed pregnancy over the last 20-something years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

14 Nov 2015

Rank #17

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#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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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#93: Midwifery, Wellness, Post Partum and Putting Ourselves First

Jeanne talks with midwife, entrepreneur, and ultra marathoner, Rebecca Egbert about why she founded LittleMothersHelper, and why we need to focus healthcare and support on the post partum year .  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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#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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

27 May 2017

Rank #20