Enhancing Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum with Ayurveda

by Terra Rafael, Midwife (retired) and Ayurvedic Practitioner

Terra PhoteWith detailed slides and images, Terra outlines the methods available in Ayurveda to support those who have difficulty conceiving as well as those who want a more holistic and natural approach to perinatal care. It includes topics such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology of conception
  • Basic understanding of the physiological view of conception and pregnancy according to Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic approaches to fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum
  • Natural family planning techniques with emphasis on fertility awareness and improvement
  • The moral dilemmas and health concerns involved in fertility preparedness

Terra provides extensive class materials and visual aids, and includes her book, “Ayurveda for the Childbearing Years.” All materials are in a web-based classroom. They are organized for study and conveniently in one place for easy access.

All learners will have anytime access to the classroom for three months. You may choose 2 ways to work with this material:

Self-directed Exploration: Wander through and pick topics of interest in your own way on your own schedule. 

Q&A and/or Mentoring: Hire Terra Rafael to guide you one-on-one through a suggested program of study, grade quizzes, and answer questions.  The mentoring hours can be purchased within the classroom – 1 hour at a time.  If you want a Letter of Completion for your effort, we require a 5 hour minimum mentoring program.


Cant WaitIF YOU CAN’T WAIT…This course is ready to go, but we still need to finish up some details for the website. Please let us know if you can’t wait!! at ayudoula@gmail.com.

We’ll send you the payment link for $123 and you can get started.


Pre-requisites: You need to know a little Ayurveda before taking this course – at least 12 hours in the Basics of Ayurveda is the minimum. You can get this with our two Fundamentals of Ayurveda courses, or equivalent. Terra also includes a 3 hour review of Ayurveda in her course for free if you want a refresher. (IMPORTANT:  Ayurveda is a profound science with terminology and principles that differ from Western medical knowledge. If you don’t know the basics, you will find this course difficult to understand.  If you are an intermediate student of Ayurveda and a trained Birthworker, you’ll get the most out of this course.)

NAMA PACE CEs: In 2018 we will be offering this course for National Ayurvedic Medicine Association (NAMA) PACE continuing ed credits for all NAMA members. This program will include 5 hours of mentoring with Terra Rafael.  Allow about an hour of reading, homework and testing time for each of the 18 class hours.