My experience with Stella during my pregnancy was exemplary! Stella is genuinely concerned, not only about the health and well being of your baby, but about the mother as a whole-mind, body, and spirit. I can’t even explain how important it was for me to have someone support me so much during such a big life transition. She was so supportive and caring, and cried with me during trying emotional times. She uplifted my spirit, and put a smile on my face when I felt down. Also, Stella offers a world of knowledge with her herbs. I have always been interested in herbs and she is a wonderful teacher. I was truly impressed how well they worked, saving me and my little boy from colds, etc. Stella attended my birth,and was very kind, patient and knowledgeable helping me bring my 11 lb 5 oz girl into the world in less than 6 hrs in the comfort of my home. Stella is one in a million,and I feel blessed that she was a part of my birthing experience!
I remember the day you walked me out on the lawn to show an example of plantain, therein starting my herbal journey. Thanks!
The hallmark of a good herbalist is beyond merely having the empirical knowledge of how to use the plants (which Stella certainly does). Rather, it is possessing an intuitive knowing of the nature of a plant’s personality, and using that knowledge to match the right plant to the right person. Stella has this down pat. She is an immensely gifted and knowledgeable herbalist, and a natural-born healer. This will be readily apparent to anyone who spends a few minutes in her presence.
Motherlode is magic! I had constant nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, urinary trouble and headaches in my first trimester. Stella recommended Motherlode tea and some accompanying tinctures, and when they came in the mail I was so overwhelmed by everything I didn’t even open the box for a week. When I finally did, it was like hitting a reset button on my body. The tinctures remedied my discomforts faster than any round of antibiotics I’ve ever taken, and without any negative side effects for me or my little one. Motherlode tea alone is life-shifting. With daily use, my headaches and nausea are gone almost completely. My appetite is returning after months of struggling to keep food down and gain weight, and I feel at home in my body again. In the midst of all the radical changes of pregnancy, these tools have been a saving grace. Thank you!
As acupuncturists, we know the value of treating every person’s as a unique individual – and Stella does exactly that. She addresses symptoms in the context of what is going on with the whole person with a great amount of soulful humor and warmth. As a result, her clients are healthier and more empowered to take care of themselves and make better decisions about self-care. We always learn something new and fascinating at Stella’s workshops – she presents the material with ease and clear love for her herbal craft. We highly recommend that all of our clients consider doing an herbal wellness consultation with Stella.
Samantha Berg M.Ac, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac, and Kevin Medddleton M.Ac, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac
I tell my birth story to people with such pride, and I love telling people about you. You helped me to recognize what I am capable of, and I would not have changed anything about my birth. If there are more babies in our future I pray that their births will go just as smoothly. Thank you again, so very much.
Stella embodies everything that I love about the midwifery model of care. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, listens well, loves mamas and babies, and truly has their best interests in mind.
She is also an excellent herbalist and had many suggestions for pregnancy-related issues I was having. However, Stella is never pushy, just offers what she thinks would work and leaves it up to the mama to decide what is best. She is knowledgeable without being overbearing. One of the things I appreciated most about Stella was her relaxed, kind demeanor. Her presence during the birth of my daughter was very calming. She made sure my daughter was as close to me as possible and that we weren’t separated after the birth and during post-partum checks. I highly recommend Stella as a midwife and herbalist and believe that the mothers and babies in her care are truly blessed.