What is a doula?
“A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who stays with and assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. They also may provide support to the mother’s partner and family.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doula)
We are proud to have been involved throughout the course of Bronwen’s journey to become a certified Doula. She started her journey about 3 years ago by joining a wonderful group of ladies at the Sacred Space Doula Training in JHB.
As part of her course she was required to:
- go to the classes,
- read and complete reviews of 12 birthing related books
- Attend 1 independent workshop
- Assist with 6 births
- Complete a portfolio of Evidence
- write 2 exams
Bronwen finally completed the course with resounding results even electing to attend more workshops than the required to allow her to further her skills. One of these workshops included A Rebozo training workshop which allow her to provide additional pain management support in an attempt to avoid medical pain management procedures.
She has already established herself in a network of midwifes, doulas and doctors with whom she works on a regular basis.
This certificate in conjunction with her HPCSA registered Medic qualification will allow her to assist a pregnant mother holistically but also assist the during an emergency.We wish you all the Best Bronwen!!!