Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year Paperback – Apr 11 1996
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About the Author
Susun S. Weed is the voice of the Wise Woman tradition, where healing is nourishing. She is known internationally as an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. For more than thirty years she has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations, restoring herbs as women's common medicine, and empowering women to care for themselves.
Susun is founder of the Wise Woman Center, editor-in-chief of Ash Tree Publishing, a high priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, a Peace Elder, and happy herder of her dairy goats.
Her four books: Healing Wise; New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way;Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way; Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; and Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way are used by more than a million women throughout the world. She writes a regular herbal column for SageWoman Magazine and hosts the Wise Woman website and forum atwww.susunweed.com created by her amazing daughter Justine.
Susun continues to train apprentices, initiate green witches, work with her correspondence course students, and write books.
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From me and from all midwives when they were new: Thank you, Susan Weed.
Included in the book is everything from herbal birth control to remedies for the newborn. Especially helpful is the listing of teratogens, or substances that can cause birth defects -- unlike other books on pregnancy, this book lists some common cooking herbs that should be avoided. Appendices include a listing of herbal sources for vitamins and minerals, and recipes for herbal tonics and medicines. A glossary is also included.
The author's interesting New Age spirituality and suspicion of technology (such as ultrasound) does not detract from the practical aspects of the book, but adds a sort of charm to the whole process. If asking a plant's permission before picking it isn't your cup of tea, just read those paragraphs with a grain of salt and take the information you need from the book.
I recommend this book to any woman who is thinking of having a child, is pregnant, or has a newborn. Not only does this book give the reader a clear idea of activities, foods, and herbs that she can use for common reproductive related ailments but the author also explains the safest ways to use these remedies. Moreover, the author also includes foods and herbs that can actually make the situation worse or that can even be hazardous to the baby's health so that the reader is forewarned about such potential dangers.
I was brought up in an age when short-term, disposable products were the norm, and science, which had taken us to the moon, was likely to solve most of our medical problems with a magic pill.
Coming from there, I was delighted to be exposed to the herbal "magic" I found in the pages of Wise Woman. This wholistic approach to natural healing and care for the childbearing year -- fourteen months from pre-conception through delivery -- opened my eyes to a new world.
This easy-to-read book will help you to get healthy and to stay healthy, using nature's own tools, throughout one of the most important year's in a woman's life.
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Really great resource. I consulted it many times during my pregnancy. I like that the format is easy-to-consult in almost bullet-point form, so you can get to the info quite... Read morePublished 3 months ago by KimD
Love this book. I referred to it constantly during my first pregnancy, and have found it is still useful the second time around. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Heather Elson
This book is wonderful and full of information. Includes everything from before you get pregnant, during pregnancy, during childbirth, after pregnancy, taking care of your baby and... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2014 by vicola
Very useful information for women. It's a reference book I share with many friends. I have gifted this book to all my nieces. They love it!Published on April 16 2013 by Marie Joanne Vaillancourt
I am totally in love with this book. My partner and I are currently trying to get pregnant, and this book is an excellent resource! Read morePublished on Dec 8 2009 by A. Moonstone
THis is a fabulous book that I always run to for my herbal advice while pregnant, nursing or even for my sickies. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2003
I bought this book, based on the good reviews. However, I was dissappointed by the impracticality of some of the advise, e.g. St. Joan's wort. Read morePublished on April 17 2002
This was a great reference book during my second pregnancy. I used a few herbs during the pregnancy which I believe helped me have a quick VBAC. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2001 by Krissy Hosler
Susun Weed's book about herbs and the "Childbearing Year" left me with more questions than answers. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2001 by Kelly Peterson
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