The Herbalist's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth & Beyond
Herbal Therapeutics for the Childbearing Year
By Carole Guyett
Carole Guyett MNIMH trained at the School of Herbal Medicine in Tunbridge Wells, UK and has been a practising medical herbalist for more than 35 years. She has worked extensively in the areas of fertility, pregnancy, and birthing, and has 30 years’ experience of teaching obstetrics and gynaecology to herbal students and practitioners. Carole also practises sacred plant medicine and is qualified as a medicine woman in the Beauty Way tradition. Carole lives in Ireland where she runs apprenticeships, workshops, and sacred ceremony.
The Herbalist’s Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Beyond is a comprehensive manual of holistic herbal therapeutics for pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. It is based on the author’s experience and knowledge gained during 35 years of clinical practice in the UK and Ireland, and is written for herbalists and herbal students, as well as birth-keepers, midwives, doulas and other health professionals.
Packed with practical examples, the book describes the author’s personal therapeutic approach, reflecting how herbs and a holistic approach can support women and their babies from the time of conception until the months following childbirth. The various stages of childbearing are clearly explained with details of conditions encountered in practice and the safe herbal treatments and supportive care that practitioners can provide.
Throughout history, medicinal plants have played a significant role during childbearing, and the accessible and extensive material in this book aims to equip practitioners with the skills and confidence to continue this valuable age-old tradition.
Published 2022 (Aeon Books) - ISBN: 9781912807659 – 250 pages – Paperback