About the Author

Dr. Ragnhild (Rannie) Boes grew up in Denmark. She trained as a preschool teacher and later earned an advanced graduate degree in psychology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She taught psychology and education at kindergarten teacher training colleges in Denmark.

In 1988 she joined MUM in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. She received an MA In Vedic Science, 1989; an MS in psychology, 1991, and a PhD in Vedic Psychology, 1999, specializing in research on new mothers’ health and rejuvenation after childbirth. Her PhD research was published in For a Blissful Baby by Dr. Kumuda Reddy (1999). It forms the inspiration and foundation for this postpartum support workbook. Her dissertation was Mothers' adjustment after childbirth: examining effects of the Mother Baby program of Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health on mothers' postpartum health and recovery.

Dr. Boes has presented her research at a conference on postpartum disorders,
hosted by the University of Iowa, June 1998,
at the conference on the Mother and Baby Program of Maharishi Ayur-Veda, MERU, Vlodrop, Holland, June, 2012,
and at the second annual conference of The Alliance of Women Scientist and Scholars for a Better World, MERU, Vlodrop, summer 2012.

Dr. Boes assisted in research, conducted at the Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition, MUM, Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Co-author: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2011 on higher brain integration and moral development in world-class athletes,
Institute of Natural Medicine and Prevention, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, which has received over 25 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health for research on health benefits of the TM technique. Postdoctoral Fellow, Compliance coordinator on the research study published in Circulation, 2012.