Ecuador
Spring 2023

 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 support indigenous midwives and preserve their sacred 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 doulas, we will spend time shadowing these women, diving into their culture, and humbly learning from their experiences. Our presence is financially fueling their work, and bringing mindful new awareness to this dying art.

 

This program’s concentration is on postpartum care, herbal medicine, rebozo techniques, womb healing, vertical birth, and ceremony. 

the TUITION

 

$3250

 

Includes:

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

All lodging

All Meals

Transportation

Spa Treatment

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 ten-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. Unlike previous trips, we will not be working in the birth clinic offering any hands-on doula care. With the pandemic, it is still too risky to be in a clinical setting. 

 

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 doulas 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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TO APPLY PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

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

What we are looking for in a doula: A giving heart, an open mind, a humble spirit, adaptable energy, an eagerness to learn, and called to serve.

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. 

 

Once we review your application we will set up a ZOOM or FACETIME interview to get to know you better and answer your questions. 

 

Application Fee: $50

This fee is supporting Wombs of the World’s administration and unlocks the door to continuous email and phone support until our departure! 

(If it is not feasible for you to pay this fee please email wombsoftheworld@gmail.com and let us know how we can support you)

ECUADOR APPLICATION

 

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

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

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There are only a limited number of spots available. We will follow up and request a time to meet you via video chat to answer more questions and continue the application process. 

Thank you so much for your interest! We can't wait to travel again and meet you!