We encourage our expectant parents to hire a Doula as we consider Doulas a valuable part of the birth team. It is important to connect with your Doula and feel like you can trust her. She will be with you during one of the most intimate and vulnerable times in your life, so your comfort with her is vital. She does not replace the role of the father. The word Doula means “a woman who serves” in ancient Greek. Doulas are trained professionals who give continuous physical (non-medical), emotional, and informational support to expectant, labouring, and postpartum mothers and families.
Many studies have shown that the addition of a Doula to a woman’s birth team can benefit the mother in numerous ways.
Women who had continuous support, especially from a doula, were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, vacuum or assisted births, Caesarean sections, or negative feelings about childbirth.
Our list of supportive doula services
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Laurette is a professional birth companion and Independent Private Doula with 14 years of experience who also offers a variety of Support Services. Laurette is a DOSA Doula who completed her training with Village Doulas / Sacred Space Doulas. Services such as: Pre Birth Support, Labour Day Support, After Birth Support, Therapeutic Pregnancy Massage, pre and post birth. Rebozo Techniques for assisting in the position of babies. Accupressure to assist in triggering labour. Rebozo Closing Techniques for After Birth Closing, with Body Touch.
Contact: 082 946 8803
I believe birth is incredibly beautiful and powerful. It is a sacred moment and quite possibly one of the most important and life changing events in a woman’s life. I believe if women can carry the courage and strength they gain from a positive birth experience and transfer those qualities to their daily life the possibilities are endless. As a doula I believe in supporting your strength, and acknowledging the choices you make. It is a privilege to witness birth. It is profound.
Contact: 083 790 0123
Theoni Papoutsis is a Hypnobirthing Antenatal teacher, Kahuna massage therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, NLP Practitioner, Doula and Pregnancy Yoga teacher, Moms and Babes Yoga teacher and a doTERRA Wellness advocate. Over the last two decades she has taught, supported, inspired and held space for women to find trust in themselves and their bodies so that every baby feels welcomed. She offers birth preparation and motherhood services for parents wanting a supported experience in a nurturing space whether you are pregnant with your first child, or already on the journey of motherhood.
Contact: 083 229 3253
I am blessed to be living my best life as I live my dream of being a doula and a mom of two boys. They are my whole world along with my wonderful hubby. My passion: Supporting amazing ladies. No matter your walk of life or your birthing choices. We will walk any road together. I will support you and your partner to have the best birth exp0erience I can possibly create for you. There is nothing mores special than being a part of your amazing journey through pregnancy and birth. I support and empower women and couples during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal journey. I am based in the East Rand and will assist couples in most of Gauteng.
Contact: 072 077 4501
Tamryn is an accredited HypnoBirthing®️ Childbirth Educator and certified birth doula in Centurion, Gauteng. She supports birthing parents by providing HypnoBirthing®️ antenatal classes, doula services, and birth equipment for hire/sale. Tamryn is a member of Doulas of South Africa (DOSA), an expert for BabyYumYum parenting portal, and an endorsed doula at a number of birthing centres and hospitals in Gauteng, including the Life Genesis Maternity Clinic. She is also a registered birth doula service provider with Discovery Health, Momentum Medical Scheme, and Fedhealth. She provides evidence-based, unbiased support that is tailored to meet her clients’ changing needs.
Contact: 076 360 3724
Certied Birth Doula, Aromatherapist and Trained Rebozo Practitioner offering Prenatal, Labour/Birth and Postnatal Support; Rebozo massages and classes; Aromatherapy and Rebozo products; and Aromatherapy consults.
Contact: 068 008 3820
I’m a professional labour and birth doula as well as a bereavement doula who thoroughly enjoys learning new skills and techniques to better serve my clients. I am a DOSA (Doulas Of South Africa) member and offer the following services; Pre birth support, Labour and birth support, Post birth support, Perinatal bereavement doula services, Rebozzo techniques for optimal fetal positioning, Acupressure, Cupping.
I also work a lot with therapeutic grade essential oils to support my clients during pregnancy and birth.
Contact: 082 583 6915