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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.)
Tuition: $3450 USD
Everything you need from the time you land to the time you leave
All Birth Workshops
Doula Preparation Curriculum
Does Not Include:
Souvenirs (make sure you have PLENTY of extra room in your luggage, the region is famous for alpaca blankets)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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