Presentation Information

Melissa Cole

Nature’s Nurturers: Plant Medicine for Perinatal Mental Health

  • Speaker: Melissa Cole , MS, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Botanical medicine options are utilized by over 80% of our global population as a form of primary care. Many individuals report wanting to consider using herbs in pregnancy and beyond but are often unsure what is safe or appropriate. Clinicians play an essential role in helping individuals understand the risks and benefits of herbs for mood support in the perinatal period. By identifying meaningful resources and reliable information around botanical options, health professionals can empower families to make safe, informed choices. “Nature’s Nurturers” critically examines the use of herbal options to support perinatal mood concerns such as anxiety and depression. This talk focuses on the foundational need for individualized support when it comes to botanical discussion and selection.