Green Allies for the Childbearing Year

What herbs are safe to use during pregnancy? Some sources suggest avoiding all herbs in the prenatal period. Others claim that substances known to be harmful to fetuses and infants—such as essential oils—are safe and that the warnings about them should be ignored. Confusion is inevitable.

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A Natural Alternative to Suturing

While on an Indian reservation, I had studied with a shaman and observed the use of seaweed to heal burns and deep lacerations…

Gracious Births

Midwives try to convey these simple truths: Birth is not a clinical exercise. It is not a medical procedure. In nearly every instance, it should not be major surgery. Nor should it even routinely include minor surgery.