Season 3, Episode 5
If you’re feeling exhausted you're not alone. Actually, it’s likely that you have been trying to do everything alone that you feel exhausted. I know, it’s a conundrum. The thing I’ve recently learned though is that it is supposed to take about three adults to raise one child. Wow. I think we’re in some dire need of restructuring community if that’s a fact.
Welcome to the #mumboss podcast a show dedicated to enhancing your super mama powers. I’m your host Rachel Maskell and today’s guest is Dr Jolene Brighten who gives insight to the loss of tribes and why we so desperately need them and why the health of mama is essential to the family unit.
Dr Brighten is a naturopathic doctor based in Portland, OR and the best selling author of Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester.
Expect to learn how we became separated from our tribes, what self care really looks like, and how to rebuild your community as a mom.
What we cover:
- A historical perspective on mothering
- The challenges women face in communicating their needs
- Who your tribe should consist of
- Longterm impact of postnatal care
You can stay connected with Dr Jolene Brighten on her website at drbrighten.com. She has some great resources for postpartum and be sure to check out her book Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester. You can also find Dr Brighten on Instagram and Facebook, links will be posted on the show notes.
Stay tuned next week for episode 6. We’ll be discussing the transition into motherhood and birthing (and more than just babies) with Paula Mallis.
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About this episode
Meet the Guest
Dr. Jolene Brighten earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine. She received her BS in Nutrition Science and completed graduate coursework in molecular nutrition at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has extensive training in Integrative Women’s Health and autoimmune disease management and is a practicing Holistic Pelvic Care(TM) provider. Having developed Hashimoto’s following the birth of her son, Dr. Brighten is a strong advocate for the Hashimoto’s community, with special emphasis in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum thyroiditis. She is the Best Selling Author of the book, Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester, and is launching a new program aimed to support fertility and healthy pregnancies for the Hashimoto’s community. She is a regular contributor to several publications and websites and lectures on the subject of postpartum care, autoimmunity, and women’s health to both healthcare providers and the public.
Dr Jolene Brighten on Facebook
Dr Jolene Brighten on Instagram
Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester
Mothering from your Center
Bed music from Podington Bear. Thank you for the use!