May 19-29 (full) ~ June 3-13 (full) ~ November 20 - 30 (full)
To join the waitlist for 2024, click here, or apply below now to be the first to know when new trip dates are announced!
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 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.
(Please note that there is no hands-on birthwork in this program.)
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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All upcoming announced trips are currently full.
We will be releasing 2024 dates this summer.
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 will be first to know of future trip dates and will have priority to reserve a spot.
After you select a trip, you will have an additional Zoom call with your program facilitator.
If you have questions feel free to email email@example.com
Trips are for all professional perinatal workers, such as doulas, midwives, and L&D nurses. 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
This fee is supporting Wombs of the World’s administration and unlocks the door to continuous email and phone support until our departure!