Clinical trip to Dominican Republic Aug 9-22, 2018 . Flights are in to Santiago Dominican Republic. Hospital has 20-30 or so births a day with under 30% c-sec rate . (Good for DR ). Advanced students following rules will be allowed low risk deliveries and all other areas (B feeding, newborn exams, doula etc) . Beg students and doulas will help as doulas, breastfeeding, newborn exams and will watch deliveries. Our driver will pick you up for about $20 .Food can be cooked on side or can do shared meals with others interested.
$500 preceptor fee plus expenses. (ESTIMATED costs- food $10 a day, shared rides $6 a day, lodging $10-20 a day depending on room, flight from SC $450, extra $ for tourist time, gifts etc)
NOTE : Lic Midwives or Drs can go at cost if they can lead or help lead a team. Have done 3 trips here and they went very well and many great friendships with team and staff were made. Note Spanish speaking is very helpful but many Drs did speak some English at this location.
LODGING lots of amazing airbnb options close to hospital . We will decide on one depending on size of group or welcome to choose own lodging and meet up at hospital for your shift. Most cost $10-$20 a night when we divide a house up by bed spaces.
Note :supplies are scarce at times so please bring 2- 50lb bags of donations for moms and hospital. Baby clothes, medical supplies ,sheets, etc. Will provide ideas to get free donations.Wheelchairs are great too and can go free of charge !
Doula To Be is offered 1/2 price if needed if you will be on the trip ($150 ).Can do at own pace ahead of time and you will for sure get all your deliveries needed to finish and get your certificate. see www.doulatobe.com
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