Herbal Allies for Pregnancy and Lactation

Posted April 25th, 2014 by VCIH

a workshop with Emily Wheeler, Clinical Herbalist
Wednesday, April 30th 6-8 pm
$12/$10 for members
pre-registration required, contact VCIH at 224-7100 or info@vtherbcenter.org

Plants in the form of herbs and food have been used safely by pregnant and lactating women for generations. However, herbal safety operates along a continuum, and not all herbs are suitable or safe for the pregnant woman, lactating mother, or nursing child. Join the discussion as we explore evidence versus myth and leave with a considerable list of safe plant allies. Parents, parents-to-be, midwives, doulas, and anyone interested in supporting women during the childbearing years are encouraged to attend!

Emily Wheeler is a graduate of VCIH’s clinical herbalist program and a student of Health Arts and Sciences at Goddard College. She is also a farmer, educator, whole-foods chef, and yoga teacher based in central Vermont. She believes in the wisdom of the natural world and in the hope of future generations. It is her vision to build resilient communities by supporting individuals and families to slow down, breathe deeply, share in the process of bringing wholesome food to the table, and celebrate interconnection.