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Medication & Herbs Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Medication & Herbs for PREGNANCY, LABOUR & CHILDBIRTH professional training. These Medication & Herbs online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Medication & Herbs education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

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Raised with her Penobscot culture and Native American spiritual practices, Dr. Jus Crea realized the healing powers of nature at a young age. Rich with ancestral knowledge of healing, medicine, and midwifery, Dr. Jus Crea received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport and a BS in Ethnobotany and Holistic Health from UMass, Amherst. She has also been trained as an auricular acupuncture detox specialist at Lincoln Hospital, WTS therapy for restorative healing as well as Indigenous Midwifery with Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming. She is also a Certified Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor. Dr. Jus Crea has lectured extensively on herbal medicine, ethnobotany, midwifery, naturopathic medicine, environmental medicine, and cultural history and traditions of Wabanaki people. She was previously an adjunct professor of Nutrition at Springfield College and Pathology at STCC as well as a primary care physician in Brattleboro VT. Dr. Jus Crea has been practicing Naturopathic Family Medicine at The Integrative Health Group in Springfield MA since 2005.

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Naturopathic medicine is a holistic, patient centered approach to healthcare. Expanding our tool bag to assist women in labor and delivery will be helpful knowledge for all midwives to attain. In this lecture, we will delve deep into naturopathic medicine for labor. We will detail herbal medicines for ease of delivery, induction, and delayed labor including specific indications and dosages. Homeopathic remedies with specific indications and dosages along with other holistic health care modalities for delivery and labor will be taught. We will also touch on herbal medicine and homeopathy for hemorrhage and perineal care.

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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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USA Stephanie Anne Berry, Clinical Herbalist, LM, CPM

Stephanie Anne Berry, Clinical Herbalist, LM, CPM is a clinical herbalist and midwife. Her primary focus is to help women reclaim their health and reconnect to their bodies in every stage of the pregnancy journey. She teaches and consults with women about fertility and holistic health in pregnancy. After training with local herbalists, Aviva Romm, and Susun Weed, Stephanie has 10+ years sharing herbal medicine with women and children. After herb school, she trained as a midwife in order to elevate and introduce holistic medicine to new families. Her goal is to bridge the gap between the allopathic model and nature-based medicine. She co-founded CALYX Wellness Studio, a collaborative healing space for professionals, to share resources and work as a team to offer integrative care plans from a multi-modality perspective. Her herb and midwifery practice is active, vital, and ever-growing to find new ways to support health now and for future generations.

USA Stephanie Anne Berry, Clinical Herbalist, LM, CPM
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Midwives have the unique experience of continuous and regular care for 6-10 months of a woman's life. We become a trusted resource and a fountain of knowledge for emerging parents. Midwives often pride themselves in low intervention and “natural” ways of healing and promoting physiologic birth. Herbal medicine is a large part of this work. Using supportive and holistic remedies, like plant-based teas, tinctures and food choices, midwives can direct clients to prevention and early “treatment” of minor illness and common complaints of pregnancy. Unfortunately, many midwives have limited knowledge of why certain herbs are used, why they work, or when to properly apply the herbs. In my discussion, you will gain a basic foundation of what constitutional herbalism is and why certain herbs affect a body process or body system and learn how to ‘naturally’ apply our knowledge of commonly used/referred to herbs and supplements.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 5 Weeks
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