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Traditional Plant Medicine for Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Care

As a Wabanaki woman from the Northeast territory of Maine, we will learn about traditional plant medicines that have been used for thousands of years by my ancestors. Traditional Wabanaki knowledge of plant medicines and midwifery is an ancient practice with great efficacy in care for women. Participants will be able to build their own apothecaries in order to dispense these medicines for their clients. Participants will be able to prepare, formulate and dispense herbal medicine as prevention and treatment of common conditions in prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care. Some conditions that will be covered include nausea, fatigue, heartburn, delayed delivery, breastfeeding support, mood disorders, and perineum care. Indigenous midwifery includes using herbal medicine in a sacred way. The Indigenous view of herbal medicine, women, and birthing as ceremony will be a foundational piece woven throughout the session.

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