Herbs for pregnant and nursing moms is not your regular herbalism!

Many herbalists have extensive knowledge about using herbs, but not many are specifically trained in using herbs with pregnant, trying-to-conceive or breastfeeding mothers.  This is a whole other realm of herbalism with critical considerations and consequences for pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies.  Our herbalist and company founder, Pam Caldwell, is one of the few herbalists who specialize in this area, with over 20 years of experience.  She is knowledgeable about what works and what herbs to use for various problems, and especially what is safe and appropriate for pregnant moms, trying-to-conceive moms, and breastfeeding moms and their babies.  What might be safe for a regular person may be contraindicated (or even dangerous) for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman or her baby.  The importance of using products made by an expert or listening to advice from an expert when pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be understated.   

Pam was made acutely aware of this fact in her early years when she was working for another herbalist (who was wonderful and very knowledgeable), but even she wasn't aware of what was safe and what was not.  Pam would ask her if various herbs were safe for pregnant women (as she was starting her midwifery training at that point), and her boss would say yes.  Pam found out later that several of the herbs actually were NOT safe for pregnant women as she had stated.  This was a jarring realization for Pam as she learned what could have happened had one of those customers been pregnant.  This is why she takes such care to make sure the herbs she uses in her formulas are specifically designed for and are safe for pregnant women, nursing women, and their babies.  Over and over Pam will go into herb shops and find lactation teas or pregnancy teas with herbs that should not be included a formula such as that.  Regular herbalists have immense knowledge, but they just don't know this level of specialized information.  It's nothing to screw around with or to take lightly. 

Pam has created the Herb Lore line of products with pregnant and breastfeeding moms specifically in mind utilizing her specialized knowledge and expertise.  She and Herb Lore's products have been a trusted resource by midwives, OB's, Lactation Consultants, pediatricians and other mama/baby care providers around the world since 1996.  We have a product or solution for just about anything a trying-to-conceive, pregnant, lactating, or new mom might need, or any problem they may encounter.  Because of our specialized information, the Herb Lore website and its information are frequently used as required reading in various birthworker or doula trainings. The products that she's created and that Herb Lore offers are safe for use by pregnant and breastfeeding moms, unless otherwise stated in the product description and on the product label.  

When researching herbs for yourself as a pregnant mom, a trying-to-conceive mom (we consider you pregnant already, as you never know when you might be!), and nursing mom, keep in mind that there are herbs that might be fine for regular folks, but could be harmful to your babe. Use a specialist whenever you can.  The importance is crucial.

Please see our article (found in Articles & Information, under the Information tab, Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy and Lactation


I should first say, I would have never believed this if it didn't happen to me.  I'd never tried herbs before and although I wanted a second child desperately, I wasn't convinced it would work.  I called Herb Lore and got a lot of really helpful information.  Pam was so reassuring and confident when we had our consultation.  I hung up really feeling like everything she said (including the timing of my pregnancy) would really happen....and it did!!

It was so easy for me to get pregnant the first time, even at age 40!  And even the second time, which ended in a miscarriage. But after that, it wasn't easy. My husband and I consulted a fertility specialist who insisted on highly expensive and invasive procedures after all "time was of the essence" at age 42.  But I didn't want to do that, and so I was thrilled to have another option.  Herb Lore's Pre-Conception Tea and Vitex Tincture worked exactly as Pam said it would. I gave it the required time to get into my system and just as she said, I was pregnant in the summer. 

Pam was such a big help when I needed advice throughout the pregnancy. I had fears that this one wouldn't "stick", but it did, and we now have our healthy baby boy and I'm now 44!  We cannot thank Pam and Herb Lore enough for helping us to complete our family.  We wanted our daughter to have a brother or sister and with your help, that dream has become a reality!  We feel very fortunate and blessed!

I could go on and on about Herb Lore's great products and Pam's support.  She always sounds so cheerful, relaxed, calm and reassuring.  Words almost don't even describe how thankful we are!  We have two beautiful, healthy children! What a gift from God...we feel so blessed!  Pam and Herb Lore's products do amazing work, and I'm so glad we found you!

With our most sincere gratitude, L.& M.M.