Female Reproductive System: Pregnancy, Delivery, Postpartum, Breast Health, & Lactation

Nurturing - Relief - Holistic

The herbs offer a more easeful pregnancy, delivery, and beyond.
"The kidneys are associated with the reproductive system in Chinese medicine and very often we see this connection, which we will mention in our class. However, this subject will also be taken up on female and male reproduction and endocrine classes. The adrenals, sitting atop the kidneys, will not be described here in detail--see the endocrine class." - Matthew Wood

A healthier, happier transition into motherhood!

The previous discussion of the uterus nudges us towards these subjects. We do not cover fertility in this class (this will be a separate class), but we do cover issues that arise from pregnancy, delivery, postpartum recovery, and lactation. Breast health: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, lactation, and post-lactation; tendon and muscular tone, lymphatics, and milk ducts.


Support Materials

28 page document by Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light

Support Materials

Creating a Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery by Phyllis D. Light


2 hours of teaching


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This is for you if you...

want to be prepared and have more tools to help you or clients navigate pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and breastfeeding.
value supporting mothers so they, their babies and families can experience more peace and well-being in life.
in addition to learning about the herbs, want to learn more about the body and particular changes that happen during these times.

Upon completion, you will...

feel empowered to make informed decisions about your own health or assist family or clients during these pivotal life stages.
have a list of herbs to help with the common challenges of pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and lactation.
be able to positively impact individuals and families with tools to offer comfort and support during very difficult times.


Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Medicine, 
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest. 

Phyllis D. Light, MA 

As 4th generation herbalist, Phyllis started with lessons from her grandmother who taught from her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for 30+ years. She is the author of Southern Folk Medicine and co-author of Traditional Western Herbalism Pulse Evaluation.

Certificate Included

  • How to Get a Certificate

    • Complete course materials
    • Pass the test with a grade of 70% or better
    • Save or print your certificate!

    Available with subscription and individual course purchases.

  • Accreditation hours

    This course is a total of 4 accredited hours
    • 2 hours Materia Medica
    • 2 hours Basic Human Sciences

    *Please check with your accrediting agency whether they will accept accredited hours or certificates from the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
"In the female reproductive system, the bladder, vagina, and uterus are tied together by location and influence of function. The uterus sits atop the bladder and the vagina sits next to it. Oftentimes, the health of the bladder and the health of the vagina become interconnected as they are both mucous membrane tissues. This is especially true in the area of bacterial infection of the bladder." - Phyllis D. Light
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Female Reproductive System: Pregnancy, Delivery, Postpartum, Breast Health, & Lactation

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