Herbal medicine offers an incredible array of safe, nutritive, and healing plants that help to nourish a healthy pregnancy and prepare for birth. These include nourishing, iron-rich tonics, herbs to support our digestion and elimination (goodbye constipation!), promote restful sleep, and many more, with a focus on neighborhood plants local to New England.
Every midwife knows
that not until a mother’s womb
softens from the pain of labour
will a way unfold
and the infant find that opening to be born.
There is treasure in your heart,
it is heavy with child.
All the awakened ones,
like trusted midwives are saying,
'welcome this pain.'
It opens the dark passage of Grace.
Jalal al-Din Rumi