Herbal Pregnancy & Childbirth


Learn traditional herbs and nutrition to support pregnancy, labour, and childbirth. Support fertility & pre-conception right through to post birth issues such as breastfeeding and more with Plant Medicine.

12+ Herbs
8 Recipes
7 videos
8 lessons
7 quizzes
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Want to learn more about safe and effective herbs to support pregnancy, labour, and childbirth? Join us in Herbal Pregnancy & Childbirth.

Follow the journey and progression of pregnancy from preconception looking at each trimester through to childbirth. Learn herbs and nutritional considerations in preconception to aid fertility and a healthy pregnancy.

To wrap up, we transition to the postpartum period (or fourth trimester), herbal support for breastfeeding, and common newborn issues and herbal remedies to provide relief.

This is an introductory level course on:

  • Stages of pregnancy
  • Common issues
  • Nutritional considerations
  • Herbal supports
  • …All with links to relevant research/studies pertaining to the above and use of herbs in pregnancy

Is Herbal Pregnancy & Childbirth for me?

Herbal Pregnancy and Childbirth is a great resource for those with basic herbal knowledge and herbal medicine-making skills.

It is designed to be useful not only to herbalists who want to gain more knowledge about the specific use of herbs in pregnancy to support their clients but also to doulas and midwives who want to be able to educate their clients on the use of herbs.

This course is accessible and also tailored to pregnant mamas who wish to take a more natural and proactive approach to pregnancy health that is in tune with their body.





Course Introduction
Lesson 1 – Preconception & Fertility
Lesson 2 – First Trimester
Lesson 3 – Second Trimester
Lesson 4 – Third Trimester
Lesson 5 – Labour & Birth
Lesson 6 – Postpartum & the Fourth Trimester
Lesson 7 – Miscarriage & Stillbirth
Bonus Lesson 8 – Common Newborn Issues

Credits: 84 total hours

Course Introduction || 1 video
Learning Outcomes
What is a Natural Pregnancy & Childbirth
Advantages of a Natural Labour & Birth
The Safety of Herbs in Pregnancy
History of Herbal Medicine in Pregnancy & Midwifery

Lesson 1 – Preconception & Fertility || 1 Video
1.1 Learning Outcomes
1.2 Physiology of the Menstrual Cycle
1.3 Menstrual Dysfunction Definitions
1.4 Lifestyle Factors that Affect the Reproductive Cycle
1.5 Nutrition for Fertility
1.6 Herbal Support for Preconception & Fertility: Herbal Hormone Balancers & Uterine Tonics
1.7 Herbal Profile: Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
1.8 Herbal Profile: Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)
1.9 Recipe: Nourishing Fertility Tonic

Lesson 2 – First Trimester || 1 Video
2.1 Learning Outcomes
2.2 Week by Week Development
2.3 Physical & Emotional Changes in the First Trimester
2.4 Nutrition for the First Trimester
2.5 Common Issues & Herbal Support
2.6 Herbal Profile – Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
2.7 Herbal Profile – Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
2.8 Recipe: Morning Sickness Tea
2.9 Recipe: Stomach Calming Tea

Lesson 3 – Second Trimester || 1 Video
3.1 Learning Outcomes
3.2 Week by Week Development
3.3 Physical & Emotional Changes in the Second Trimester
3.4 Nutrition for the Second Trimester
3.5 Common Issues & Herbal Support
3.6 Recipe: Nourishing Infusion for Pregnancy
3.7 Herbal Profile Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)
3.8 Herbal Profile Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
3.9 Herbal Profile Nettles (Urtica dioica)
3.10 Herbal Profile Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
3.11 Recipe: Calendula Infused Oil – Folk Method

Lesson 4 – Third Trimester || 1 Video
4.1 Learning Outcomes
4.2 Week by Week Development
4.3 Physical & Emotional Changes in the Third Trimester
4.4 Nutrition for the Third Trimester
4.5 Common Issues & Herbal Support
4.6 Herbal Profile: Raspberry Leaf (Rubus spp.)
4.7 Herbal Profile: Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
4.8 Recipe: Sleepy Time Tincture
4.9 More Serious Conditions

Lesson 5 – Labour & Birth || 1 Video
5.1 Learning Outcomes
5.2 Preparing Physically & Mentally for Childbirth
5.3 Partus Preparators
5.4 Herbal Profile: Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
5.5 Creating a Herbal Birth Kit
5.6 Stages of Labour

Lesson 6 – Postpartum & the Fourth Trimester || 1 Video
6.1 Learning Outcomes
6.2 Physical & Emotional Changes in the Fourth Trimester
6.3 Postpartum Nutrition
6.4 Common Issues & Herbal Support
6.5 Herbal Profile: Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)
6.6 Recipe: Healing Sitz Bath
6.7 Breastfeeding: Common Issues & Herbal Support
6.8 Recipe: Nursing Mama Tea Blend
6.9 Herbal Profile: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Lesson 7 – Miscarriage & Stillbirth
7.1 Learning Outcomes
7.2 Preventing a Threatened Miscarriage
7.3 Ectopic Pregnancy
7.4 Stillbirth
7.5 Herbs for Grief & Loss
7.6 Further Resources

Bonus Lesson 8 – Common Newborn Issues
8.1 Learning Outcomes
8.2 Common Newborn Issues & Herbal Support

After successful completion of this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • The physiological and emotional changes associated with each trimester of pregnancy
  • The common issues related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • The importance of nutrition during pregnancy
  • How to create specific herbal remedies to support the female body during pregnancy and childbirth
  • The uses of medicinal herbs traditionally used for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum issues
  • Groups of herbs and specific herbs that may be unsafe for pregnancy 

Meet Your Instructor

Meet your instructor for Herbal Pregnancy & Childbirth: Community Herbalist Becky Starling.

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Becky Starling, CH

Becky Starling is a Community Herbalist, Education Manager & Educator from the BC Interior with Wild Rose College of Natural Healing.

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