Baby’s Best Beginnings is a collection of 21 core lectures and accompanying course notes on Ayurvedic Postpartum Care and Nutrition, recorded by the late Ysha Oakes in 2014. It’s for anyone who wants to know the basics of how to take care of postpartum mothers and their newborns using the principles and practices of Ayurveda. Everyone is welcome to join us for this wonderful program, including moms, partners, family and friends, and professionals not wanting recognition for completion.
This online course also includes 10 webinars (about 12 hours) about Ayurveda and Ayurvedic nutrition. It’s just the basics of Ayurveda, but will help make the rest of the course easier to understand.
Recommended to all students who take this home study course! Please also purchase our treasured downloadable books on postpartum care entitled, Touching Heaven: Tonic Postpartum Care and Recipes with Ayurveda, also by Ysha Oakes. The webinars are meant to be accompanied by these books. For those who purchase this course now, we offer the books for only $22.50 (normally $30 in our Bookstore). You can order the discounted book from inside the Baby’s Best Beginnings classroom.
in the past, Baby’s Best Beginnings classes have long been part of our professional Ayudoula training program, so it may seem a bit Ayurved-techie at times. But, this compilation of our core courses provides the practical foundation of Ayurvedic methods for postpartum care that have been around for thousands of years, and largely lost to modern care models — so it’s worth it to dive in regardless of your background. If you are new to Ayurvedic principles, make sure you first listen to the 12 hour introduction to Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Nutrition that is part of this course.
Being able to study the ancient ways of postpartum care is a rare gift and, for most people, it’s a complete paradigm shift from contemporary views of mother-newborn support. We guarantee that taking these few potent classes will totally change the way you look at the sacred window of time when a new life is welcomed into this world. You will learn about:
- Natural ways to feel less overwhelmed, sleep better, and stabilize moods and hormones
- Choosing simple remedies & teas to promote lactation, & prevent colic, constipation, gas & bloating
- Valuable daily Ayurvedic practices for the 6 weeks following birth
- The special dietary needs of a mother after giving birth
- Guiding family and friends to provide the most appropriate support to the new mom and baby
Each lecture consists of pre-recorded webinar(s) and support materials. When you register for this course, you will gain access to our easy to use student google-site for Baby’s Best Beginnings, with downloadable class notes and access to all recordings.
If you want to continue studying with us, purchase this course and you’ll receive an $76 credit toward the access fee to our Online Learning Room.
To view and listen to our recordings you just need a current PC or MAC with which you can easily watch live streaming video such as a YouTube clip. We do not provide technical support; if you are having difficulties, first try refreshing your screen, or ask someone who knows more about computers than you do. Our webinar recording host is AnyMeeting.com; they provide an easy to use support site.
Our webinar host company does not support all smart phones or tablets at this time, so we recommend you just use your computer. You can try with alternate technologies, but it may not work properly. A wired internet connection and power cord sometimes makes a difference.
Here are the technical requirements for our webinars: How to Prepare for Online Courses