Pregnancy Tonics and Herbs to Increase Milk Production–Two Complimentary Mini-Workshops

row of tinctures1Summer 2013:  I’ll be offering two complimentary (that means totally free) mini-workshops. 

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

6-7:30 pm

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

6-7:30 pm

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.

12 Comments

  1. I would like to attend. Please send me.more information. Where will the classec be held and who do I email to RSVP?

    1. I can’t message you directly. Anyway, my address is all over the place so it might as well be here too: 851 Dayton Avenue, St.Paul MN 55104. Let me know if you decide not to come for planning purposed. I look forward to meeting you!

  2. Interested in attending the workshop on herbs for milk production. Could you please send me where this will take place? Thanks!!

    1. Sure, here’s the list. I have an article in the works that will provide more information.

      Nourishing tonics
      Red Raspberry
      Nettle
      Alfalfa
      Dandelion Leaf

      Carminitives
      Anise Seed (not Star Anise, but Anisum pimpinella)
      Fennel Seed
      Dill Seed
      Caraway

      Hormonal/Bitters/Nervine-Relaxants
      Blessed Thistle
      Borage
      Blue Vervain
      Prickly Lettuce
      Hops
      Goat’s Rue
      Fenugreek
      Chaste Tree

    2. Thanks! My sister felt her breast flat and empty after last night when she was nursing before bed. I think the mixture helped with her let down 🙂

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