Workshop – Postpartum Care

This week’s workshop was led by myself, Takisha. I started out excited because I love sharing our 4th Trimester Care kits with others. The event started off slow, but ended on a great note! I have to admit that I was a bit overwhelmed at some point because there was so much information to share and so many questions to answer. But, we got through it and I think I managed to not overwhelm the group with too much information. Although, I’m just realizing that we didn’t really get a chance to introduce ourselves, lol.

Anyway, this event was extremely special to me because we are gearing up to offer these workshops to others and it felt good to get over this hurdle of our first. Moving forward we will definitely spread them out instead of having so many things to make in one session, head on over to our INFOShops page to learn more.

Today, we talked about the word Postpartum and the precise meaning. We briefly discussed the postpartum period and touched on what the fourth trimester is. I think we may need to revisit all of this information moving forward.

I shared with the group what is in our 4th Trimester Care package and went through what is in everything.

We discussed our nourishing tea, healing salve, and energy bites. We were able to sample the tea and actually make the bites. We didn’t end up making the other 2, but I did walk some through making the salve. Hopefully, we will be able to make it another time.

Images from our session:

(I have to work on my facial expressions, lol)



Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; illustrated by Wendy Hollender

I found some of these images inspiring during my research, but I ended up not using any in the handouts


Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

This is a great beginner guide to learning about herbs and growing them



Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

This is great for recipes and getting more involved in herbal remedies



Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee de la Foret

This is the book I mentioned that is next on my list to get




A Kid’s Herb Book: For Children of All Ages by Lesley Tierra

This book was a great recommendation from a friend in introducing our kid’s to herbs. We are going to be focusing on this more this fall in our family. We may be able to do some group activities.


I also mentioned:

Herb Fairies   and Wildcraft from during our session

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See you next Thursday, August 24th, Breastfeeding for Women of Color. 

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