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Perinatal Herbal Medicine for Midwives, Doulas & Parents

  • Five Flavors Herbs 344 40th Street Oakland, CA, 94609 United States (map)

This afternoon class will focus on how to utilize Western and Chinese herbal remedies, medicinal foods, and Chinese barefoot doctor techniques for support during pregnancy, postpartum, and infancy/early childhood.

All experience levels are welcome: from the seasoned midwife to parents-to-be!

Topics Covered

  • Pregnancy & Birth: Herbal support for common discomforts of pregnancy; herbs to avoid during pregnancy; herbal and dietary suggestions for early labor; supporting the birth partner
  • Postpartum mom & family care: Herbs and medicinal food for the new mom (0-10 days) and birth partner(s); remedies to support lactation and breast health; placental food medicine; mind-body comfort
  • Healthy Children: Safe and effective herbal remedies for babies and children; dosage and sources of herbal medicines; treating common ailments of infancy and childhood

Taught by Beth Rees, Doula & Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.

About Beth Rees

Beth creates home in San Francisco with her spouse and 16 yr. old bonus son. Beyond being a birth/breastfeeding enthusiast, she enjoys cooking, photography, traveling, hiking, swimming, tea, coordinating life celebrations and parties, and spending time with loved ones – in and out of the City.

Questions? Please feel free to contact her at