I recieved a copy of your book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year from a friend. It has been so comprehensive and helpful for me.I'm ninteen and this is my first pregnancy. I wanted to be able to use as many natural healing methods as possible. I've studied herbal healing since I was nine and I am now a practicing Wiccan. I hope someday to be able to train as a midwife. Thank you so much for your beautiful book!
hello Susun ~

I have a goddess-focused shop in Norwich - a rather special medieval-walled city in the East of England - and I LOVE selling your beautiful, informative and magical books! We sell many copies of Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year and New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, plus the Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way & the Healing Wise. I love your 'voices' of the plants!

So - just wanted to say hi and keep doing your wonderful & wise work! …
Many Blessings ~
Naomi x
Hi Susun,

love your books, especially Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year.

Hi Susun!

I have never met you, but I have read your books and given a good many away to pregnant mommas…Thank you for your time and help, and for all the strength already shared with me through Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. I spent a lot of time by myself out in the "holler," as we call it, when my son was born. Drinking red rasberry and nettle tea every day gave me a sense of companionship! Health and happiness to your family.




Dear Susun,

Over the last week I've been spending many hours being inspired by the wonderful resources on your website, and have just signed up to the Herbal Ezine which I received this morning and it has brought sunshine to my day!! I especially loved the article on the menopause by Roselyn Sophia, I've just written to her.

I've known about your work for many years, since I first trained as a doula in 2000 and bought your Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, and which then an important part of my pre-conception preparation in 2005-2006 (we conceived immediately!!), and pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I continue to use it in my work as a doula and childbirth educator.

The main reason I'm writing is that I am feeling a very strong calling to take your Spirit & Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition on-line course. I've read the course description, and your article on the Wise Woman Tradition, and I get that buzzy gut / womb feeling that this course will be an important part of my life path...!

Samhain Blessings and Love


Hi Susun,

My name is Tara. I attended a work weekend with you about a year ago while I was working at Hawthorne Valley Farm. Since then, I have continued learning more about herbal healthcare and wise woman ways. … I love 'Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year' and would like to attend some classes where I may get more hands-on education regarding the practices introduced in your book…

My dear Susun

Thanks for your inspiring books and articles. As a childbirth educator I often refer to your books for guidance.


I've only just heard about you, your site, and your mission to help people understand their bodies and the world we live in. Thank you so much for the work you do. I plan to buy Susun's book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year very soon.…

Dearest Wise Womyn ~

First, I wanted to express my gratitude to the universe for you because you are an amazing, healing, wise womyn. I am grateful for you and the books you've written. I referenced Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year many times during both of my pregnancies.


Subject: i've wanted to thank you for 20 years.....

Greetings Susun,

In 1988, i attended a weekend goddess festival at the Open Center in New York City. you were one of the featured speakers and i attended your class. on the table were displayed your various books. this was three years prior to my son's birth and on that day, at that class, having a child was the last thing on my mind; however, spirit (or the entitity making his way towards me) moved me to purchase Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year.

Three years later, i found myself pregnant and i turned to your book, which became my bible during my pregnancy. not wanting to birth in a hospital (this was unthinkable for me) i chose a birthing center, where towards the end of my pregnancy, they suggested that i needed to raise my iron level or i would be forced to birth elsewhere. again, i turned to your book and followed the directions for the yellow dock infusion, which after consuming, raised my iron level tremendously, enabling me to birth at the birthing center. i went on to have a superb birth, completely peaceful, natural and unmedicated. your herbal knowledge saved me and my baby boy.

Susun, today, 17 years later, i am now a certified doula, lactation consultant, childbirth educator and intactivist living in the exquisite mountains of colorado. i use your book daily with my pregnant and nursing clients. i carry your book--the same book i used 17 years ago-- with me cons tantly (it is beyond dog-eared!) and share your knowledge joyously.

And as i now navigate the change of menopause, of course it is New MenopausalYears the Wise Woman Way. Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way is very interesting im in the page 71 of the first book very good advises....

take care,kisses

Dear Susun,

… I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your wisdom and insight with the world. You have inspired and nurtured me by helping me get in touch with my own inner wise woman. I consulted Wise Woman herbal for the Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year throughout my 3 pregnancies, two of which were homebirths after cesarean. Thank you so very much, Susun.

Dundas, Ontario
...your Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year is my bedside companion I have given many copies as gifts over the years and love the book …..

Hi Susun

Just wanted to say I love youre is a Godsend for women!.. I only came across it by chance!
I have just orded your book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year....

Love & Light
Dear Susun,

First of all thank you for writing "Wise women herbal for the Childbearing year", I absolutely love it! It actually makes me feel as if I am in control of my pregnancy and birth instead of the midwives (who by the way are as useful as suntan in Northern Scotland: NOT!).…have a lovely day!