Writer / Podcaster / Digital Media Company Owner, Pickle Planet Moncton
Jenna Morton connects family with community, showing how pride in where you live builds resilience, creativity, economic opportunity, and more. She is a career journalist and communicator, known in New Brunswick as the founder of Pickle Planet Moncton, a digital media company & community-building initiative launched in 2015.
Navigating Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Pickle Planet Podcast, September 13, 2018Radio/Podcast
Mayson. Charlotte. Patrick. Landen.
These children did not come home to live with their families, but their brief lives have had a lasting legacy.
Join their mothers – Tosh Taylor, Melannie Eldridge, Amy Boljkovac, & Kim Nelson – as they share thoughts with Pickle Planet’s Jenna Morton on pregnancy and infant loss, life after loss, and how families in the Moncton area can gather to remember children who died at the annual Walk to Remember.
Twiniversity Podcast with Natalie Diaz, August 19, 2020Radio/Podcast
Nat chats with Jenna Morton about learning at 19 weeks gestation that her identical twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) in utero and needed fetoscopic laser ablation surgery. Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome is a rare condition that can occur when abnormal blood vessel connections form in the twins’ shared placenta, creating an uneven blood flow between the babies.
Host / Producer
Canadian Neonatal Nurses UnionRadio/Podcast
Jenna Morton hosted & produced 12 episodes of NeoChats, a podcast for the Canadian Neonatal Nurses Union, focused on sharing information with healthcare providers during the pandemic. Topics included deep caring & moral distress, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography & more.
Host / Producer
Canadian Premature Babies FoundationRadio/Podcast
Jenna hosted & produced a total of 20 episodes of With You in the NICU, a podcast aimed at parents with premature infants, funded & organized by the national Canadian Premature Babies Foundation. Guests range from Olympic athlete Kimberley MacRae to best-selling author Jennifer Robson to healthcare professionals such as Dr. Christine Chambers, Dr. Mara Tesler Stein, and Dr. Rebecca Hoban.
Hiking Day is a Cape Breton tradition that promotes unstructured play
Brunswick News, May 19, 2019Print
Hiking Day was not so much an occasion focused on promoting physical activity or admiring nature, but more about getting the kids out of the house. Not the family – the kids. This was a day when we as children pushed the boundaries of unsupervised adventure. We organized ‘hikes’ that saw us spending the day out and about, picnic snacks at the ready, and nary an adult in sight.
Pregnancies from hell: Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Today's Parent, May 1, 2015Print
Jenna struggles with tough decisions and endures a risky surgery to save her babies.
Jenna Morton is a Canadian journalist with more than two decades of work in print, broadcast, and digital media. She’s been featured nationally by Today’s Parent, the Globe and Mail, Global TV, CBC Radio, and extensively throughout regional media. Her parenting resource, Pickle Planet Moncton, has been connecting families with each other and their community since 2015. She is the co-host of the Pickle Planet Podcast, which airs daily on RogersTV in New Brunswick.
Morton wrote a weekly syndicated op-ed column for Brunswick News for three years. She was the contributing editor of Family 1st/Famille en premier, New Brunswick’s free, bilingual parenting magazine. She also hosted & produced two podcasts focusing on premature infant care, with the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation & the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses, based on her experiences as a mom to twin boys born at 32 weeks after Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome.