Doula Certification

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.” (


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!!!