Birth workers like midwives and doulas are often interested in incorporating herbs into their practices to help things go more smoothly.

And rightly so – herbs can help a lot!

Although it’s easy to find information about herbs on the internet, it’s not so easy to figure out how to best apply that information to your work: there’s not always good guidance about which herbs are useful and effective, which are safe to use, and which are just herban legends. Katja seeks to provide some clear, widely applicable advice for common issues in pregnancy, as well as to set straight some of the more common confusions. This course will help you help your clients herbally!

Also great for expecting parents!

Session topics include:

★ First and Second Trimester
     ☆ herbs to avoid in pregnancy
     ☆ herbs which are safe in pregnancy (despite what you may have heard otherwise)
     ☆ “herban legends” – popular herbs which are commonly misused

★ Third Trimester
     ☆ herbs to address common attendant complaints during pregnancy (nausea, heartburn, edema, constipation, PUPPPS rash, sciatica, incontinence, etc)

★ Labor & Delivery
     ☆ holistic perspectives on birth induction
     ☆ herbs to ease the birthing process
     ☆ herbs for mitigating hemorrhage & other immediate post-birth issues

★ Post-partum
     ☆ dealing with “baby blues” and post-partum depression
     ☆ replenishing foods & useful supplements
     ☆ remedies for birth-related injuries (perineal tears, diastasis recti, episiotomy, C-section)
     ☆ herbal support for breastfeeding

Throughout the course we also discuss herbs that can help keep you going, because you can only give your best care if you’re feeling healthy and steady. You’ll come away with a solid understanding of herbs that are safe and effective, ready to help babies and mamas!

What's Included?

  • 4 Videos

    Webinar-style course with slides plus in-picture live video of the instructor.

  • 4 PDFs

    Text documents accompany the lessons and direct you to further resources.

  • 8 Hours

    (This tallies direct instruction time - video hours. Your time spent on homework, reading, and quizzes is additional.)

Your Teacher

Co-Founder Katja Swift

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 25 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart the whole way through.
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Must take class for Birth Workers!

Amanda Snowwhite

So happy I took this class. I have already taken several herbalism classes but having an intensive just on this was exactly what I needed for doula work. Ver...

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So happy I took this class. I have already taken several herbalism classes but having an intensive just on this was exactly what I needed for doula work. Very informative, nicely laid out, everything is explained very well. Highly recommend.

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Want to incorporate herbal remedies into your work as a midwife or doula?
Expecting, and wondering if herbs can help the pregnancy go smoothly?

Get the facts from an experienced clinical herbalist in this course!