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Ecuador
 
November 20 - 30, 2023 (full)
February 17 - 27, 2024 (full)
April 17 - 27, 2024

May 13 - 23, 2024 (full)
May 27 - June 6, 2024 (full)
August 13 - 23, 2024
November 20 - 30, 2024

 The Vision

 

Travel to a land alive with folklore and ancestral wisdom. Soak up the knowledge of Pachamama, and learn from indigenous midwives. The Ecuador Program’s intention is to learn from traditional midwifery and help preserve their sacred ancestral knowledge.

In this quickly globalizing world, these women are not passing their wisdom down to their children and grandchildren in the same fashion in which they learned their skills. Their children are going to school, moving to cities, embracing western medicine, and participating in a growing economy. These parteras  (midwives) are the last of their kind, with extensive and profound knowledge around pregnancy, birth and postpartum. As traveling birthworkers, we will spend time shadowing these women, diving into their culture, and humbly learning from their experiences. Our presence financially fuela their work, and brings mindful new awareness to this dying art.


This program concentrates on postpartum care, herbal medicine, rebozo techniques, womb healing, vertical birth, and ceremony.

 

(Please note that there is no hands-on birthwork in this program.)

The Investment

Tuition: $3450 USD

 

Includes:

Everything you need from the time you land to the time you leave

All lodging

All Meals

Transportation

Adventure Activities

All Birth Workshops

Ceremonies

Doula Preparation Curriculum

 

Does Not Include:

Airfare

Travel Insurance

Souvenirs (make sure you have PLENTY of extra room in your luggage, the region is famous for alpaca blankets)

 

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The Mission

Offering a eleven-day Immersive Doula Program to the region of Cotacachi in northern Ecuador. This program is focused on enabling birth professionals from around the world to come together and learn from indigenous midwives. 

 

The parteras (midwives) we will learn from have learned their skills from the generations that came before them. Their connection to plant medicine, shamanism, ancient divine wisdom, and experienced hands and hearts, are all things we will humbly learn from as we spend time with them in their community.

 

Additionally, the mission of this trip is to learn about and connect with different cultures, explore the beauty of the region, connect with other birth workers, and deepen our individual doula practices.

 

 Collectively, as birthworkers from around the world, we will learn more about ourselves, our respective cultures, and gain new insights and tools to bring back to our local communities. The entire objective of our work as doulas is to support the perinatal process, with respect, compassion, and knowledge. 

 

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Once you apply, you will be invited to join a webinar information session to learn all about the program, meet other birthworkers,  and share more about yourself. 
After the information session, you can reserve a spot on the trip that is best for your schedule.
 
After you select a trip, you will have an additional Zoom call with your program facilitator.


If you have questions feel free to email wombsoftheworld@gmail.com

Trips are for all professional perinatal workers, such as doulas, midwives, and L&D nurses etc.

 

We accept doulas who have completed their training, you do not need to be experienced or certified, but you must know how to confidently respect your scope of practice. 

 

Application Fee: $50

Your application fee goes into our SCHOLARSHIP FUND to make our programs more accessible to all

Want to contribute even more?? DONATE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND HERE

ECUADOR APPLICATION

 

**When you submit your application you will be directed to a checkout page to submit your $50 application fee.**

This program is an intentional and inclusive community space. There will be no tolerance for racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism, fatphobia, heterosexism, transantagonism, gender essentialism (this is a TERF free space), xenophobia, and all other isms.

Thank you for applying! We will be in touch soon!

Thank you so much for your interest in the Ecuador program!
Sign up here to be added to the waitlist.
Once new dates are announced you will be notified! 

In the meantime, please follow us on social media or reach out anytime! 

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