Common Sense Pregnancy with Jeanne Faulkner RN

21 Mar Common Sense Pregnancy with Jeanne Faulkner RN

In today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies I have the pleasure of speaking with Jeanne Faulkner R.N. Jeanne initially wrote for FitPregnancy, penning the column “Ask a Labor Nurse.” She has since written 2 books, Common Sense Pregnancy and The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion. She hosts 3 podcasts Common Sense Pregnancy (she had me as a guest too, check out ep #106), CARE Action!, and Activists on the Line! Today we talk about her experiences in the labor and delivery room and how that led to her foreign assistance lobbying. We also cover how care during pregnancy is affected when we come from a place of fear instead of wellness.

In this episode:

  • How Jeanne went from L&D nursing to foreign assistance lobbying and podcasting.
  • What Jeanne thinks of the current state of maternal healthcare in the US.
  • What role does feminism play in changing maternal healthcare in the US?
  • What’s the difference between a fear-based pregnancy and a well-based pregnancy?

About Jeanne: 

Jeanne Faulkner is a writer, podcaster, registered nurse, speaker, mother and maternal health advocate. After almost 20 years work as a labor and delivery nurse, Jeanne branched into writing for magazines, newspapers and websites about topics ranging from asthma to Zen meditation with a heavy focus on women’s health, politics, parenting and feminism.  She’s the author of two books, The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion and Common Sense Pregnancy, which inspired her podcast, Common Sense Pregnancy and Parenting.  She also writes and hosts two podcasts for CARE, the global humanitarian organization and she’s the co-founder of Civics for Cynics, workshops that raise advocates from the ground up.  Jeanne lives in Oregon with her family.
Connect with Jeanne:
@commonsensepregnancy on instagram
@jeannefaulkner on twitter
@commonsensepregnancyandparenthood of facebook
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