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About Virginia

Virginia Wittebort License Midwife, is a native of Venezuela from the amazing Andes Mountains, She remembers playing in the creek, talking to the plants, and feeling their energy.  Virginia walks the lineage of Parteria (Midwifery) as the Granddaughter of a Partera who experienced the colonizing and assimilation of traditional homebirth into medicated and violent hospital births. Her Grandmother became a Nurse in that process but also remained practicing her art of Parteria assisting homebirths in her community back in the 1930's and 40's. 

Virginia holds the vision of a world where parents are held in reverence through the process of childbirth/adoption and postpartum life.  As a Midwife she focuses on the  traditional and ancestral practices that have sustain humanity for millennia.  She extrapolates traditional wisdom to today's science in a way that is relevant to her clients as well as culturally competent. Her focus has been in reproductive justice since the very beginning as a student back in 2005, all the way to present time where she has been serving POC in a local organization Mama Sana Vibrant Women since 2019.

  

Her desire and commitment is to contribute to a shift of paradigm in postpartum life in North America.  In her vision, she sees a new reality where parents are provided with enough paid time off (2 years) for them to be able to fully integrate the demands of this sacred job. In this new reality communities welcome babies  into the world with a deep understanding of their need for attachment to the mother or care giver.   

Virginia is also an Herbalist, and a Breathwork facilitator, and recently completed the amazing Women's Functional and Integrative Medicine Professional Training with the fabulous Dr. Aviva Romm. She blends her passions to help people embrace motherhood/parenting with the consciousness of knowing that what they are doing is the most sacred job there is.  One of her passions is to guide parents during pregnancy in a way that their postnatal period, which Virginia perceives aslasting approximately seven years, is a period where the person's physical, emotional, and spiritual health grows and flourishes. 

 

CREDENTIALS - EXPERIENCE - CERTIFICATES​

  • As of January 2023 Virginia has assisted or acted as the primary provider in over 150 births.

  • She has been practicing Midwifery around prenatal and postnatal support with a focus on Reproductive Justice at Mama Sana Vibrant Women since 2019.

  • Substitute Birth Companion for Mama Sana Vibrant Women since 2023.

  • Fully licensed and up to date on CPR and NRP as of 2024.

  • Assisted Julia Bower and other Midwifes in the Austin area, in prenatal appointments and 15 births, May 2023-Jan-2024.

  • Completed the 1 day-Spinning Babies® workshop in 2023.

  • Completed the Women’s Functional and Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program with Dr. Aviva Romm in Dec 2023 (this does not give me a license to practice conventional medicine).

  • Complete the Karen Strange Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn training in 2019 and 2023.

  • Completed a mentorship in indigenous knowledge sharing with Irasema Reza Bailey for rebozo somatic practices and Cerradas in 2023 and 2019.

  • Participated in a Clinical Herbalism course with Ginger Webb for a few months in 2022.

  • Studies Vitalism and Plant Energetics with Evolutionary Herbalism through the Monthly Materia Medica since 2022.

  • Has experienced practicing Clinical Herbalism with Margi Flint for several months in 2021.

  • Studied Clinical Herbalism at the Wildflower School of Botanicals in 2017.

  • Has been the primary facilitator for individual and group breathwork sessions tending to more than 500 hundred individuals, have extensive experience supporting groups and individuals with the integration of trauma and regulating the nervous system.  2016- present.

  • Completed the LIfeWays training in early childhood education through the lens of Waldorf Pedagogy in 2012.

  • Assisted in facilitating Breathwork Sessions for groups 2012-2016 with the mentorship of Maryliana Wickus (Breathwork and Tantra Facilitated trained in Spain and Venezuela) and guidance of Psychotherapist and Breath Work Facilitator Ana Paula Suarez.

  • Assisted other Midwives in 20 births in Houston TX 2011-2014.

  • Assisted in 20 births as the primary care provider in Orlando Florida. 2008-2010.

  • Graduated from The Traditional School of Midwifery in Gainesville in 2007 assisting for 50 births and acting as the primary care practitioner for 50 births under the supervisions of my mentors.  Sat for the NARM test and received her CPM.

  • Completed preceptorship with Jennie Joseph in Orlando Fl and was trained in the JJ Way® a method to reducing racial disparity and improving the preterm birth outcomes in the underserved population.

  • Attended Birthing from Within Workshop 2005.

  • Completed mentorship with Michael Stone in Conscious Breathwork as a Self-healing tool. 2003-2010.

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