How to Heal your Gut Conditions While Pregnant in 6 Steps

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Mothers and healthcare practitioners will agree— treating any infection or other illness while pregnant needs to be done safely. Specifically, with baby in mind. As a pregnant mother, you’re not just thinking about the effects of treatment and medications on your body. You’re worried about how it’s affecting the growing life inside you. To that end, I wrote up this blog …

The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Today is the big day! Wahoo! The day my book, Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester, is being birthed. You can grab your copy here! This book was born out of my own heartache, struggles and my desire to prevent other mothers from having to experience the same. It wasn’t long …

6 Doctor Recommended Herbs for Pregnancy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Herbs can make a wonderful addition to your self care plan during pregnancy. In addition to delivering an array of nutrients, herbs can also help alleviate your mood, calm your nerves and even help you get better sleep! While not all herbs are safe in pregnancy, the list below contains my 6 favorite pregnancy safe herbs that can help your body …

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The Importance of a Healthy Gut in Pregnancy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Many of my patients ask me what they can do to prepare for pregnancy. Surely there’s more to prepping your body than a simple prenatal vitamin? One area that can almost always use improvement (not just in aspiring mothers, but in most of the U.S. population), is a healthy gut. Age, antibiotics, stress, and diet can do a number on our …

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Breastfeeding: Censorship Not Required

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Breastfeeding, Postpartum Leave a Comment

Straight out to of the gate I want to say— This is my Opinion. You’ve likely found your way onto my blog because you are interested in learning more about your health and I want you to know that you will continue to find educational health posts on this site, but today, well today I just have to speak out …

3 Natural Ways to Heal After Vaginal Delivery

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Looking for natural ways to heal after vaginal delivery? You’re in the right place! Passing an 8 lb human through a small space will definitely cause some degree of trauma to the vaginal tissue. This can range from swelling to large tears of the tissue. While it is always important to follow your health care provider’s medical advice for your …

Free Class: Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Postpartum Leave a Comment

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth, June 20th, 6:00 pm at Milagros in NE Portland. Childbirth is one of the most amazing and demanding events a woman’s body can experience. In the days and weeks following the delivery of your baby it is important to take steps to optimize your healing. Postpartum care is not only important for mom’s health, but also your …