Herbs for Fertility Awareness: Conception and Contraception 

Wednesday, September 8, 6-8:30 pm

Online via Zoom

In this 2.5 hour class, we’ll discuss supportive strategies for working with folks through the menstrual cycle, with a focus on preventing or encouraging pregnancy. We’ll review the anatomy, physiology and herbal support for fertility, including hormones and rhythms of the menstrual cycle and accurate fertility tracking. Get ready to discuss cervical changes, ovulation predictors, basal body temperatures as well as herbal and nutritional strategies for enhancing hormone health and fertility or preventing implantation. Designed for folks looking to support clients or themselves in pregnancy planning, fertility challenges or pregnancy prevention, we’ll cover dosage, formulation, and timing, as well as long term strategies for fertility awareness. This class will be taught with a trauma-informed lens and with a commitment to bodily and collective autonomy; all genders and all bodies are welcome.¬†

Tessa Micaela Landreau-Grasmuck (they/them) is a community and clinical herbalist, Certified Professional Midwife and a poet. Tessa graduated from VCIH in 2019 and from Birthwise Midwifery School in 2021, and has been working in generative care and full spectrum reproductive health for over a decade. Tessa currently sees clients, catches babies, teaches classes, and walks with their dog on unceded Abenaki land (central VT/northern NH). They spend lots of time with hands in the dirt, in somatic inquiry and working to build sustainable, liberatory models for collective healing, and organizes with the The Rose Core Collective. More about Tessa’s work can be found at moonrootmedicinals.com or thresholdcommunitymidwives.com.

$65 general/$50 member/$35 BIPOC or low-income

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