THE MIDWIFERY WISDOM COLLECTIVE

INDIARetreat

Join us for an all-inclusive nature retreat & local conference in Southern India with other midwives from around the world!

It’s time toRetreat

Its been a crazy couple years – you’ve probably been busier than ever. And yet, we all know how important rest is for the nervous system?

January 24 to February 7, 2024 will be a time to recharge your battery and gain new perspective! We will revive our love of this profession, while we enjoy some beach time, jungle adventures, delicious food, multi-cultural connection, and exploration of the marvelous people, places and animals of southern India! Additionally, Midwifery Wisdom is putting on a local conference during your retreat, and requests for proposals to lecture on various midwifery subjects is welcome.

This epic, 10-day adventure only has space for fourteen. Don’t delay, this will fill up fast!

The location

India is the location of one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscope of variety and rich cultural heritage. Since independence in 1947, it has grown to be one of the world’s super powers and stands apart from the rest of Asia. Surrounded by sea on three sides and the tallest mountains in the world to the north – it developed for years with relatively little outside influences – especially southern India!

Journey with us from Bangalore (the nations 5th largest city) to the countryside and temples of Coimbatore, over the Western Ghats through the Tiger reserve and Elephant sanctuary, until we come to Kozikode and the Arabian Sea.

Sometimes the best way to see what’s possible for yourself is to see yourself in a new light, in a new land. Transport yourself, explore what it feels like to ‘be’ in this legendary land.

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The Road trip

Immersed in the culture, we will travel by land in a rented coach all together for a midwife-party that never ends! If you’ve ever wanted to join a ‘midwives gone wild’ road-trip-adventure – this is the trip for you!

We will stop at a real life safari and try to see elephants and tiger and monkeys, oh my!

And we will also have day trips to see waterfalls, temples, and epic vistas, as well as sample local tea, coffee, mangos, and other delicacies! This party on wheels will take us on huge highways, through crazy city traffic and even dirt roads into the country.

The accomodations

The Adventure starts in the big city of Banglore at a hotel just opposite Augustine’s apartment building. Meals will be taken together on her terrace. Local shopping and other adventures will be available while you adjust to the climate and time zone.

Mid-week we set off on our road trip and will stay in a combination of comfortable but rustic accommodations in the forrest reserve, at an off-grid birth center, in the mountains and at the sea. When we return back to Bangalore, we will all be staying together near the location of the local midwifery wisdom conference.

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Thebirthcenter tour

One of our stops will be to see a developing birth center in the mountains above Coimbatore. Here we will meet and mingle with birth workers of all types during a day of Skillz and Drillz, mentored by us!

Midwifery Wisdom will supply all the equipment and you will lend your expertise, so we can help the team at this clinic and others increase their understanding of true midwifery care.

The adventures

One day, we will have a trek to a temple and another day a safari through a wildlife reserve! All the days we will be traveling through epic land, stopping to eat delicious food.

The climate in Jan/Feb in this area is deliciously temperate with lows into the 50’s and 60’s at night and highs in the 70’s and 80’s. Sweaters will be needed at night and t-shirts in the day.

The week

There will be a balance of group and solo activities, and a mix of midwifery and nature during our week long road trip. We will be exploring the region, towns, and beaches, solo or in groups. With options for loads of physical activity and also rest spots.

Almost all dinners will be as a group to increase the camaraderie and enjoy the best food the area has to offer!

The conference

Midwifery Wisdom Collective is hosting our first international conference and you are invited to participate! If you buy a ticket to this retreat, you can also attend the local conference and are invited to submit a topic to lecture on -in the second week. Based in Bangalore, this conference is intended for all types of maternity care providers and aims to help bring modern, evidence-based, individualiced care models to India. The cesarean rate in Bangalore is over 50% and for those that do birth vaginally, the episiotomy rate is 100%, as is the vacuum rate, and all babies go to the NICU. Calls for proposals on any of these topics is welcome. 2 full days of presentations will take place the weekend that we return from our trip.

whatIS INCLUDED

What’s not included: Your flight to and from Bangalore India (BLR), 3 lunches on your own, 2 dinners out as a group.

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India Retreat - All-Inclusive, private accommodations $2,999.00

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India Retreat - All- Inclusive, shared accommodations $2,399.00

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Are you a midwife of color? Use code bipocmwc at checkout for 20% off. Looking for a payment plan? Please contact raji@midwiferywisdom.com to set that up.

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