In the spirit of holding one another on the path, Ruth, Samara and Alex would humbly like to share with you a carefully crafted retreat that aims at empowering us with the essence of True Midwifery and care and love for self and others as we travel precious moments in our own existence and the ones of the women and babies we care for.

For 7 days you are invited to Southern Portugal (near Odemira) to come to learn, share and take time for yourself as birth keepers to reflect on your journey and our roles to keep on reviving the sacred haven of birth. The beautiful community of Permalab (link/webiste here) will be hosting us 

You can expect to immerse yourself in the following:

-The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour and Authentic Midwifery

-What equipment and supplies are used to take care of a mother during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? How to use this equipment.

-Preparing the birthing environment.

-Introduction to record-keeping and medical terminology

-Introduction to basic midwifery assistant skills, such as taking blood pressure, vital signs, urine testing, fetal heart rates, and fundal measurements – this will be with a live model

-How to check the baby’s fetal heart rate

-If you are assisting at birth, what is your role in labour, birth, and postpartum?

– postpartum care of mother and baby

-Introduction to care and assessment of the newborn

-Helping the breastfeeding mother

-Cultural competency in childbirth and care of women

-Universal Precautions

– An introduction to birth first aid

– Listening and self-care skills

– homoeopathy and herbs

– Shiatsu in pregnancy

– Connection and sisterhood within your birthing community

– Singing and dancing!

COST: EUR $1,300

50% non refundable deposit is required for booking.