avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful
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If more healthy pregnant women saw midwives instead of Obstetricians, would our maternal mortality rate be lower?

Jeanne Faulkner believes so and is advocating for a shift in how we approach birth in the United States.

Jeanne is an author, an editor, podcaster, registered nurse and mother of five. After working for 20 years as a labor and delivery nurse, Jeanne shifted her focus towards writing – addressing topics like women’s health, gender equality, politics, global maternal health, advocacy, parenting and feminism, to name a few.

On today’s episode, Jeanne is sharing her background as a labor and delivery nurse, what she’s learned throughout her career and the changes she wishes to see in our birth culture moving forward.

About Jeanne Faulkner

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After almost 20 years spent working as a labor and delivery nurse in urban hospitals, Jeanne began a writing career that lead to thousands of articles being published in magazines, newspapers and on websites. Women’s health, gender equality, politics, global maternal health, advocacy, parenting and feminism are her primary focuses, but she’s been published on a range of topics from Asthma to Zen Meditation.

Currently, Jeanne is a writer, editor, podcaster, registered nurse and mother of many. She writes for CARE.org (global humanitarian organization) and was Senior Writer for Every Mother Counts.org (global maternal health advocacy). She’s the author of two books: Common Sense Pregnancy and The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion. She’s the host of two podcasts: Common Sense Pregnancy & Parenting and The CARE Action! Podcast. She’s co-founder of Civics for Cynics – workshops that raise citizen advocates from the ground up. She lives in Portland Oregon with her family.