Herbal Allies: For Conception, Pregnancy, & the Postpartum Period

  • Brooklyn Grange Clinton Avenue & Flushing Avenue
75.00
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Event Description:
Most people find themselves looking for a more "natural" alternative to aches & pains during conception, pregnancy, and birth.  Learn which herbs and supplements are safe during this time and how to make tinctures, infused oils, creams, and teas.  Midwives Chloë Lubell and Shira Moss will share their passion and knowledge about holistically planning a pregnancy, surviving 10 months of pregnancy, and the postpartum period.  

Everyone will learn to make and go home with their own:

  • Fertility Tea infusion
  • Sleep Aid Tincture (safe for the preoccupation period and pregnancy)
  • Comfrey & Calendula Infused Oil - for healing & preventing vaginal infections
  • Healing Nipple Cream for breast/chestfeeding

While we are making our herbal medicines, you will learn about identifying and charting your fertile signs, how to best support your body through the preconception phase, pregnancy, and the postpartum period, and finding support from your pregnancy provider.

These workshops are for people interested in learning more about themselves and their bodies, as well as doulas, midwives, and any other birth workers looking to expand their knowledge base.  LGBTQIAP+ friendly.

Bios:

Chloë Lubell, CNM, WHNP graduated from Yale University School of Nursing in 2014.  She currently works in a public hospital providing pregnancy and birth care to underserved and often undocumented populations searching out respectful healthcare options.  Additionally, she works online providing individualized care to Trans, gender-non-conforming, and queer people searching out midwifery-model care as well as teens and adults of all genders looking for sex-positive, body-positive, and loving information about their reproductive health lives. 

Shira Moss is a Certified Nurse Midwife and graduate of Columbia University (BSN., 2010, M.A., 2011) and Vassar College (B.A., 2003) who is passionate about providing loving, respectful, and empowering pregnancy and gynecological care to all women, and to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Since receiving her Masters Degree in Midwifery from Columbia University in 2011, she has caught babies and provided prenatal care, gynecological care and fertility services in a variety of settings including hospitals, birth centers, and in people's homes.  She speaks Spanish fluently and is currently working part time at Bellevue Hospital within a strong public health midwifery model. Shira lives in Brooklyn, NY and can provide at-home services to anyone in the larger NYC metro area or anywhere via video chat.


THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FARM. DETAILED DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.