Ayurvedic Foundations of Women’s Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum




Ayurvedic Foundations of Women’s Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum course provides an integration of midwifery and Ayurvedic teachings, and summary of the childbearing year. Healthy Pregnancy & Birth practices will be shared and questions about complications answered. Postpartum healing and rejuvenation will be discussed as well as complications of postpartum, how to avoid them, and supporting them with Ayurveda.  The Newborn will be addressed, both in healthy traditions for prevention and some concerns that may arise.

Topics to be covered in this course:

    • Female reproductive anatomy and physiology
    • Maternal changes during pregnancy
    • Conception
    • Intrauterine development of baby
    • General Pregnancy Recommendations as per Ayurveda
    • Contra Indications for pregnancy
    • Vata, Pita, Kapha in Pregnancy
    • Effects of Labor and birth in postpartum
    • Ayurvedic Recommendations for labor
    • Vata, Pita Kapha in Labor and birth
    • Postpartum anatomy and physiology
    • The role of vata and postpartum
    • Immediate postpartum care
    • Supporting Mamas
    • in processing birth a early mothering
    • Postpartum nutrition
    • Vaginal Steam
    • Belly binding
    • Beginning breast feeding
    • Introduction to newborn care
    • Supporting C – birth in postpartum
    • Resources and when to refer


  • Sat, Oct 19, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm MT
  • Sun, Oct 20, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm MT

Online Multiple-choice Closed Book Exam: November 15th through November 17th

Instructor: Terra Rafael

Price: $420

Class format:  Live webinar or in-person in Superior, Colorado near Boulder

Credits: 1 Credit

Text Book(s)/Notes: Students will receive PowerPoint notes prior to class



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