The First 42 Days

Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula  

  Online Training 

A complete system of wholebody care for new mothers in the First 42 Days after birth

Lead by Jenna Furnari and Lisa Arshawsky 

This training is designed to support you in sharing the invaluable care for mothers in the First 42 Days following birth. Now more than ever it is critical that women have access to the complete care that will restore them entirely, at levels of mind, body and spirit. We have joined the wisdom of Ayurveda and the insight of midwifery to create a course that will prepare you to guide new mothers through perhaps the greatest transition of their lives. This work will build a solid foundation within the families you support, empowering them to regenerate health and promote longevity over an entire lifetime.  

The Pillars of The First 42 Days


This training includes a complete First 42 Days menu, cookbook and in-depth guidance on the use of foods and herbs. You will be walked through the preperation details of foods for each day for the new mother and the ayurvedic wisdom of rebuilding health from the inside out through what goes into the body. 


In the weeks following birth, the yoga practice for a new mother takes form of very gentle meditation and breathwork. The practices shared help to connect mothers to the monumental process taking place in their heart, body and life. These practices bring to mothers open safe space enabling her to find her way back in to her body once more.  


One of the core treatments of Ayurveda is warm oil massage. Together we'll look at the quality and importance of oils to be used for both mother and baby. You'll learn this system to apply for yourself as well as how to guide mothers through this self-care practice. You'll also be learning the healing therapy of belly wrapping and more.


Rest is a true pillar of rebuilding health after the baby has arrived. As an ayurvedic postpartum doula you will support women in the First 42 Days by helping them through prenatal visits to ensure a postpartum experience with as much ease as possible. 

"Care began as soon as my labor began, and what I received was like the greatest package of healing love. I appreciate it so so much. I know that as I entered the new world of motherhood this support truly helped to uplift me and set me on an incredible path of healing. I can't believe how grounded and balanced I felt at a point of such newness and exhaustion. I am very grateful and can't wait to spread the word." -Elisa, Venice CA 

The Ayurvedic First 42 Day Care Program is a holistic system of medicine that makes care available to women in the 6-weeks immediately following the birth of their baby. Ayurveda applies care by assessing each individual uniquely on levels of mind, body and spirit. In this program we take a look at the three doshas (body types) and consider which angle of treatment is most beneficial for the brand new mother and how to apply direct support in ways that make profound healing impact. 

"Jenna and Lisa are an incredibly brilliant team with much knowledge and passion for sharing this work. What they share for supporting the First 42 Days is very nourishing and renewing for the first weeks after a mother gives birth to her baby or babies. I was blown away by the amount of information that came with this course. I was left feeling more inspired and more ready than ever to begin this work as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula." -Jill, Monterey CA  

Ayurveda is the “science of life” and says that the way the First 42 Days are spent after birth impacts the next 42 years of life. These teachings for the First 42 Days that we will dive into together include complete instruction on ayurvedic food preparation, nutrition, herbal remedies, body care, warm oil massage, belly wrapping, bath soaks, meditation, breathwork practices, lactation support, special healing guidelines for cesarean birth and so much more.  

"The mission of the First 42 Days is to encourage deep internal healing and rebuilding of strength back into the mother’s body following childbirth. The care that comes into the home of a new mother and baby deeply restores vitality and together the new mother and baby can find ease and spontaneous connection to one another. This period of time sets a foundation for the new mother and the entire household to stand on through the great journey that lies ahead for the growing family." -Jenna Furnari  

Meet the Team


Jenna has her Master of Arts in Ayurveda, is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Postpartum Specialist and DONA trained Postpartum Doula. She has devoted her life to the practice and study of ayurveda, yoga and holistic living and functioning. She specializes in working with women throughout preconception, pregnancy and the First 42 Days following birth. Jenna recived her Ayurvedic education and completed her research at Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda. She has spent years studying with Dr. Sarita Shresta, Ayurvedic OB/GYN. In 2015 she traveled to Nepal and worked with Dr. Shresta in her clinic. 

The First 42 Days following the birth of her own child confirmed for Jenna that this is perhaps the most important work in the world. She works with women internationally, supporting them to ensure complete care through their own 42 day journey following entry into motherhood. The mission behind her work is to bring this care to as many mothers as possible during this sacred time. The First 42 Days can truly lead to life-long possitive impact, and Jenna is committed to reaching more women that can share this healing work.


Lisa Arshawsky has her Masters in Science, is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Registered Nurse who has worked with mothers and babies since 1999. After becoming a midwife in 2004, she specialized in home birthing Midwifery and providing birth education as a Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor. From the age of 19, along with her formal education, Lisa immersed herself in Eastern Practices and Sacred Arts and is a Certified Level I and II Reiki, KRI kundalini Yoga Teacher and Khalsa Way Prenatal and Postnatal yoga instructor. She studied Postpartum Ayurvedic Care with a local practitioner and besides working as a Home -Birth Midwife, is the founder of The Mama Tree, a Holistic Concierge Mother Baby Practice in Los Angeles, specializing in supporting women through all aspects of Childbirth. My mission is to guide and support women holistically in mind, body and spirit so that they may embrace this path of motherhood balanced and rooted.  

Program Begins: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Join us. Become an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula.


Work directly with new mothers; supporting them through the great transformation that the First 42 Days bring. 

Bring healing care and a steady, trusted presence into the home of a new mother and baby where so much change is taking place internally and externally. 

Learn and understand applying ayurvedic care for the new mother including food preparation, herbal knowledge, warm oil massage guidance for herself and the baby, belly wrapping and yoga practices. Additionally you will have trusted resources for all that comes up in the first weeks. 

Establish a business model that wholeheartedly serves you, your own family and the many families that you'll work with.  

How Our Program Works: 

Our online course will begin September 10, 2018. Content is divided into weekly modules and will be shared over six weeks. Each module contains live video conferencing, pdf support, as well as presentation of content from the e-book and hands on learning exercises designed to allow you to integrate the whole body care approach through personal experience and guided practice.

Our participants will recieve the 60+ page Ayurvedic Postpartum Care ebook written by Jenna Furnari, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, and Lisa Arshawsky, Certified Nurse Midwife and Khalsa Way Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher. All that is shared via video through this private online course will also be available to each of you through the PDF documents you will be receiving as enrolled students. Each presentation and written guidance will go into great detail covering all aspects of Ayurvedic Care in the First 42 Days after birth. 

Ayurveda teaches us that food is medicine. You will be receiving a complete menu, recipes and guidance on food and herb preparation and meals for new mothers to eat and enjoy in the first 6 weeks. Ayurvedic analysis and medicinal properties that are of benefit in the First 42 Days will be shared through each dish and each ingredient. Variations for specific diet preferences (ie vegan) and tips which make food prep seamless are shared (ie our favorite spice blends).

Each week will be hosting a live video with our presenters, Jenna and Lisa. This is a great time to share any questions or thoughts which will be discussed with the group. If you are not able to make the live video or call, you may send your questions or comments in ahead and we will be sure to address. All calls and videos will be available for later viewing. 

This program is set up with a private Facebook group that our students and presenters have ongoing exclusive access to. This will allow for interaction and connection between everyone, and support as we begin our work as Ayurvedic Postpartum Doulas.  

Program Requirements

To participate in this program there are no formal prerequisite requirements. We suggest that participants have a strong desire to support mothers after the arrival of their new baby through this care system that considers the whole; mind, body and spirit. 

We will be strongly encouraging each of our participants to explore these means of care through their own personal life and experience before sharing them with others. This applies to yoga practices (breathwork and meditation), recipes prepared, warm oil massage guidance, etc. This ensures integrity and deepens our capacity as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula that offers this individualized care. 

This program comes with suggested homework and exercises for you to integrate these teachings into your work with women. Each of our participants will be teamed up together in small groups for support to continue as your work with new mothers begins. 


Each of our partipants that enroll by September 1st will be recieving the following gifts to complement this course!

  • Business Tips! Getting your Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula business started. Complete guidance on steps from start to finish to get your first clients and reach more women!
  • Our favorte Food Prep Tips! Preparing food for new mothers can be made super easy, simple and quick with these few tips that we live by in our work. 
  • Live facetime with both Jenna and Lisa. These hours are open each week and are your opportunity to ask away and pick the brains of our experts. 
  • Handouts and guidance for prenatal appointments with each of the women you work with. We'll be sharing a generic contract that you can make changes to and appointment checklists! 


The First 42 Days is a deep honoring of the profound journey that mothers go through in childbirth. We consider birth the gateway to this passage in life where baby and mother can find ease and deep healing. With support at their side, the rich emotions and great openness felt just after a new life enters the world can then lead to a spontaneous connection to one another and the deepest love ever imagined. 


Women caring for women. An overview of the fourth trimester and training to become and ayurvedic postpartum doula.

Ayurvedic Postpartum Basics. Considering a new mother from the viewpoint of the three doshas.  

The physiology of a postpartum mother from a midwifes perspective.  

The First 42 Days: Establishing healthy agni (digestive fire) as the foundation; foods, teas and herbs.

Stabiling Ojas: Ayurvedic Hands-on Therapies; Ayurvedic bodywork and baby massage, belly wrapping, bath soaks, and more.

In home yoga practices: Rebuilding prana through meditation and breathwork.  

Lactation support as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula. 


Do I have to already be a doula to enroll in this course? 

Absolutely not! This program has been intentionally and carefully put together with the doula in mind AND/OR the women that have great passion for supporting women as they enter the new role of motherhood yet have not begun this work quite yet. So wherever you find yourself on that spectrum, this course consists of rich material that benefit you.

Do I have to be a yoga teacher to enroll in this course? 

You do not. There are a number of yogic exercises that will be taught (breathwork and meditation), though these teachings will be shared with the student in mind. You will learn so much that will not only benefit the women you work with but also you personally!

What if I am brand new to ayurveda? 

Great! Most people are and our course was designed with this in mind. In order to make this care accessible and greatly impactful our content is presented simply and thoroughly. The goal of this course is to enable our Ayurvedic Postpartum Doulas to take what is shared and run with it! 

What happens after I register? 

Upon registering you will receive an email from us walking you through the process of accessing this course. You will also be receiving our Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Training ebook and a few other bonuses (all of which have been outlined above). You will receive the link to our private facebook group where participant interaction can begin immediately. 

How much time each week will be spent with this course? 

That is completely up to you. Though we will be breaking the content into a suggested weekly curriculum, you will have lifelong access to this material and can move at your own pace. 

I am brand new to supporting women in their postpartum period - is this a good course to begin with? 

Couldn't be better. The content this course is comprised of provides a detailed outline of care that will benefit the seasoned doula and those that are getting ready to begin. Perhaps the best part of this online structure is that the information will forever be available for you to review and refresh yourself on in the future. Our private facebook group will allow for ongoing support as well, it will serve as a landing page for the questions that arrise as you dive into the program and get started in your work as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula. 

Are there further requirements beyond the online work to become an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula?

There are a few exercises we strongly encourage to deepen your understanding of the ayurvedic priciples shared and to enhance your confidence in working with new mothers in the First 42 Days. This will include exploring with the recipes given and supporting new mothers directly as a student of this Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Course. 

Will I get to work directly with Lisa and Jenna?

For sure! We are there with you the entire way. Each week we will be with you live for question and answer along with course discussion. For those of you that cannot make the video sessions live, it will be saved and accessible through our private facebook group.