Eat Pray Doula was founded by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, International Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainer, and Ibu Robin Lim, founder of Bumi Sehat.
The Mission of Bumi Sehat is to provide access to quality healthcare and to kind, hygienic, culturally appropriate childbirth to all mothers, fathers, children and families that seek care from their clinics. When Eat Pray Doula was first imagined, a piece of that mission was to support Bumi Sehat, while also spreading the teachings of gentle birth to birthkeepers that could then go on and share that wisdom in their communities.
Gentle Birth is a human right, and at Bumi Sehat and Eat Pray Doula, we believe that each individual is an essential societal component of peace. By caring for the smallest citizens of Earth – babies at birth – we are building peace: one mother, one child, one family at a time.
When you join Eat Pray Doula, a portion of your fee will be donated to Bumi Sehat to care for the families. We may also ask you to bring donations with you, such as:
- Smile medicine – toys for sick children in Bali
- Soft light cotton blankets to receive babies with (some families arrive at Bumi Sehat with nothing)
- Children’s vitamins
- Baby and children’s clothing
If you’d like to donate something specific, please let us know!
Eat Pray Doula is a workshop/retreat with access to Ibu Robin Lim like no other. You will make pizza at Ibu Robin’s home, take a private tour of the Bumi Sehat Clinic, discover the magic of the placenta, and learn wisdom about birth and life from the gift that is Ibu Robin Lim – CNN Hero, Gentle Birth Advocate, & Protector of MotherBabies around the world.