These workshops are open to all women, pregnant, nursing, birthworkers or just curious. Your baby or young child is welcome to come too!
Pregnancy Tonic Teas
Thursday, June 6th
Herbal tonics are safe, gentle and nutritive herbs. During pregnancy tonic teas are a pleasant way to nourish your body, prevent discomforts and help your body deal with the greater metabolic demands of pregnancy. We will sample several different herbal tonic teas and infusions and a delicious mineral tonic syrup. We will discuss preparation of herbs and where to obtain high quality herbs. You don’t need any prior knowledge of herbs to come to this talk; the Tonic Tea Party is definitely beginner friendly!
Galactogogues: Herbs to Aid in Milk Production and Let-Down
Thursday, August 1st
Galactogogues are herbs used to aid in breastmilk production and let-down. There are many in traditional herbal practice (more than you think!) Many of them also have other positive health impacts on mom or baby. Come and explore this rich tradition. We will taste a variety of teas and tinctures and discuss a little bit about using herbs safely and effectively during lactation.
RSVP: The mini-workshops are free, however, for planning purposes I would apreciate a” heads-up-I’m coming” email and an email if you change your mind. That way I can make sure I have enough tea and chairs and so on.
Please note: I am happy to answer questions and can easily field questions about pregnancy concerns like heartburn, nausea, hemorrhoids, anxiety, yeast infections etc or breastfeeding questions beyond just milk supply issues. However, complex health concerns such as migraines in pregnancy, pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, auto-immune flare ups in pregnancy, gallbladder problems etc. are beyond the scope of a quick fix and can’t be addressed in the mini-workshop. I welcome questions about my practice if you are interested in making an appointment for a consultation.
About your instructor:
Erin Piorier is a traditional midwife, doula and professional herbalist who has been studying and working with plants for over twelve years. Erin is available for private consultation and provides her clients with handmade, wildcrafted herbal products. She is committed to safe, collaborative, respectful natural health care that treats the whole person.
Erin teaches extensively in the Twin Cities areas on topics such as plant identification, medicine making, herbs for children’s health, pregnancy and babies and hands-on workshops teaching herbal syrups, natural skin care and body care.