Perinatal Herbal Medicine for Midwives, Doulas, and Parents

With Beth Rees, Doula and Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.

When: Tuesdays from 6-9pm 1/26, 2/2, 2/9

Where: 350 Sansome St., Ste.730 (at California St. near Montgomery BART) San Francisco 94104

Cost: $45 per class or $115 for the series.

This three part series will focus on how to utilize Western and Chinese herbal remedies, medicinal foods, and Chinese barefoot doctor techniques for support during pregnancy, postpartum, and infancy/early childhood.

All experience levels are welcome: from the seasoned midwife to parents-to-be!

1/26 Pregnancy & Birth: Herbal support for common discomforts of pregnancy; herbs to avoid during pregnancy; herbal and dietary suggestions for early labor; supporting the birth partner

2/2 Postpartum mom & family care: Herbs and medicinal food for the new mom (0-10 days) and birth partner(s); remedies to support lactation and breast health; placental food medicine; mind-body comfort

2/9 Baby and child-friendly herbs: Safe and effective herbal remedies for babies and children; dosage and sources of herbal medicines; treating common ailments of infancy and childhood

Pre-registration is recommended.  To reserve a spot, mail or drop off payment to 350 Sansome St., Ste.730, San Francisco 94104.   Questions?  Please contact Beth at or call 415.518.0335.

About the Instructors:

Beth Rees, B.A. is a birth & postpartum doula serving the San Francisco and greater Bay Area. She has been working with women and families for 15 years as a women’s and children’s health advocate, educator and program coordinator.  For more  information about Beth, please visit or email

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in San Francisco. Ben has been on the faculty of Five Branches University of T.C.M. and American School of Herbalism in Santa Cruz, CA.  Ben also runs a extract company, Five Flavors Herbs, with his wife Ingrid and son Sylvan. He can be reached at

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