News - Part 9

Placenta Medicine

In some ancient traditions and increasingly today, incorporating the placenta as medicine is an important part of the postpartum recovery for the mother. In this piece, herbalist Jade Alicandro Mace shares bits of the history and research behind this time-tested treatment, as well as one recipe for preparing the placenta for consumption. Incorporate placenta medicine…

Physiologic Postpartum Care: Remembering our Global Postpartum Tradition

Both Birth, as our rite of passage, and postpartum, as our integration into a whole new life, contain traditions that connect all of humanity, many of which are rooted in our physiologic design. In this piece by Rachelle Garcia Seliga, CPM, we explore the importance of Physiologic Postpartum Care, how it is connected to our…

Prenatal Yoga for Birth Workers & Yoga Teachers

This workshop is for birth workers and yoga professionals who wish to support women in their self empowerment during the sacred season of pregnancy.  Embodied Wisdom is the intuition that we feel within our bodies, and this can be accessed using prenatal yoga sequences designed to heighten body awareness and open the chakras connected to…

Herbs for Labor XVII: Schizandra Berries

Isabelle Wilson is an internationally renowned medicine woman and herbalist who is known for her work, the Wise Woman Way. In this final edition of the series called “Herbs for Labor” written for Birth Institute, she shares how bright redschizandra berries, an herb of longevity, reduces physical exhaustion and fatigue and promotes restful relaxation. Become a holistic…

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