Dedicated to helping families find support for mothers and babies


The goal of a doula is to help make a baby's first impression of this world kind and welcoming.  A doula assists the mother and her partner during pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and the newborn phase to help make these experiences joyous, empowering and less overwhelming.      
What is a Doula? The word doula is Greek for "Woman Servant".
A Doula is a woman trained to support a mother and her family during pregnancy, labour, birth and the early days of parenthood and breastfeeding. A doula uses her skills and wisdom to empower families as they make their birth choices. She helps create a positive and peaceful space around the mother and her child during this journey. Birth needs the support of medical professionals, but birth is not only a physical experience. Doulas can offer positive touch, assistance with breathing, optimal positioning, massage and emotional encouragement. Birthing is a physical, emotional, spiritual and mental phenomenon. Doulas help support all these aspects of the birth experience so that a positive imprint will occur when the baby is born and will be carried in the memory of the mother, father and child.

Search below for doulas and health care professionals for you and your baby
Doulas in KZN Research, interview and contact a few doulas until you find the woman that you connect with.

Avis Cox (Bulwer) Midwifery, Aromatherapy, Doula Training 072 959 1412 avicox@michaelhouse.org 

Bronwyn Harty (Glenwood) Beauty Therapy 076 714 3860 bronwynshelpinghands@yahoo.com                 www.brongwynshelpfinghands.weebly.com

Callen Garrits (Pinetown/Westville) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Hypnobirthing 082 5381173 callen.gerrits@gmail.com     www.facebook.com/gentlewelcome 

Dana Quagliariello (Glenwood) Massage 076 387 5425 peace@nuture-now.com www.nuture-now.com

Ginny Oosthuizen (Hilton) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Homebirth facility, Mentoring  084 550 7218  davidginny@mweb.co.za  www.passionatebirths.co.za

Hailey Fudu (Westville) Prenatal/Postnatal Support, Mentoring, DoulaKZN site hosting 083 647 3360 haileyfudu@gmail.com

Janine van Rooi (Queensburgh) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support 083 386 8966  howie@live.co.za

Judith Shier (Glenwood) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Cranio-Sacral Therapy 082 902 9549  judithshier@gmail.com www.judithshier.withthtank.com

Julie-Anne Visagie (Hillcrest) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Mentoring, Breastfeeding Counseling 082 601 4108 julievisagie@gmail.com  www.mothertouch.webs.com

Leanne Horning (Drummond/Hillcrest) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Hypnobirthing 076 397 7023 leannemhorning@gmail.com

Leigh Jansen (Westville) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Amber necklaces 083 777 3856 jansens@cybersmart.co.za  diaryofadurbandoula.blospot.com  

Leshane Harrhoff (Westville) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support 082 926 1288  haarhoff.home@gmail.com

Melissa Jacobs (Westville) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Placenta Encapsulation, Holistic Women's Health Emissary, Massage 082 601 4108 melissa@organicbirth.co.za www.organicbirth.co.za

Mumtaz Subrati (Dundee/Newcastle) Pre/Postnatal Care 072 923 3786 mumtazsubrati@yahoo.com

Pam Willment (Howick/Pietermartizburg) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Breastfeeding Counseling 079  067 1250 doulapam893@gmail.com  www.bumptobundle.co.za

Samantha Clark (Assagay/Hillcrest) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Post Natal Support Workshops, Massage, Infant Massage Classes for Parents 076 329 0217 sam@plushwellness.co.za

Sandy Bayman (Gillits) Prenatal/Birth/Postnatal Support, Parenting Support Group, 072 269 7547 sandybayman@gmail.com

Shelley Frow (Pinetown) Photography, Pastoral Care  082 464 8527 shelleyfrow@gmail.com

Sumaiyya Mahomed (Overport) Pre/Post Natal Support, Hawawar packages, Swimming Lessons and Water Fitness Training 076 762 3306 sumaiyya@mothersintutition.co.za  www.mothersintuition.co.za

Suzanne Martin (Dawncliffe) 078 974 4595 suzanne@mybirth.co.za www.mybirth.co.za 

Sylve Sandalls (Assagay) Massage, Dance, Energy Medicine 084 606 2170 sylve.sandalls@gmail.com

Taryn Turner (Glenwood) Homeopathy (specialising in paediatrics and obstetrics) 084 455 5529 tarynturner@vodamail.co.za drmom.co.za

Wendy Nel (Assagay/Westville) Cranio-Sacral Therapy 083 775 8905 wendyh.nell@gmail.com    wendynellcraniosacraltherapy.wordpress.com

Zuleikha Ismail (Clary Estate/Westville) Pre/Postnatal Care, Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy 084 589 1331 zuleikhaismail@yahoo.com

Professional Midwives in Private Practice  
Arlen Ege (Pietermaritzburg) 082 488 8417   arlen@icon.co.za                                                    Cheryl Rowe (Westville) 083 288 8203 cherylrowe@telkomsa.net
Elmarie Pieters (Pietermartizburg) 079 957 1239 midwives.naturalbirths@gmail.com                  Liza Harkess (Ballito) 082 564 978 harkess@telkomsa.net
Marianne Littlejohn (KZN) 082 498 7622 marianne@spiritualbirth.net


Antenatal Classes
Sr.Christine Pearce (Westville) 082 561 9988 johnandchristine@vitalitybroadband.co.za  
Sr.Cynthia Kirchmann (Umzumbe-South Coast) 083 380 1090 amosquit@global.co.za
Audiologists for Newborn Hearing Health
Heidi Allan (Umhlanga) 031 566 4477  heidi@reconnectlifestyle.co.za www.reconectlifestyle.co.za
Jessica-Lee Shaw (Musgrave) 031 201 0040  jessica@reconnectlifestyle.co.za www.reconnectlifestyle.co.za
Louise Mann (Hillcrest) 031 765 2072  louise@reconnectlifestyle.co.za www.reconnectlifestyle.co.za 
Aromatherapy and Reflexology Zuleikha Ismail (Claire Estate) 084 589 1331 zuleikhaismail@yahoo.com 
Body Stress Release Practitioners http://bodystressrelease.com 
Chiropractors/Integrated Manual Therapies  
Dr. Chantelle Damon (Overport/Sherwood), 082 787 2446
Dr. Dani Nelson (Kloof) 0826820378 dani@simplybalancedbeginnings.com www.simplybalancedbeginnings.com                                             Dr. Jacob Nell (Westville)   074 131 5710 031 266 6337                                                                                                                                                             
Dr. Stuart Hepburn (Musgrave) 031 201 9569 stuartehepburn@gmail.com 
Compassionate Friends for grief support 082 524 6689 or 082 652 5511
Counselling/Psychologist Claire Moore 312 666 280 clairelindamoore@yahoo.com
Craniosacral Therapists 
Felicity Fernandes (Hilton/Pietermartizburg) 083 2251733 felicityfjf@gmail.com    
Rose Meintjes (Durban) 082 6979105 jazazz@gmail.com www.bebodywise.co.za
Wendy Nel (Assagay/Westville) Cranio-Sacral Therapy 083 775 8905 wendyh.nell@gmail.com
Homeopaths
Homeopath/Fertility Dr Bruce Thompson (Glenwood)  0312017774  bruce@health202.co.za     
Homeopath/Fertility/Pregnancy/Nutrition/Infant Care  Dr Megan Medina (Durban North and Central)  www.drmeganmedina.co.za
Homeopath/Pregnancy/Infant Care Dr Taryn Turner (Glenwood)0844555529 tarynturner@vodamail.co.za
Homeopath/Children  Dr Hayley Reader and Dr Love (Westville) 0734461236 0312663066 hayleyadmin@telkomsa.net 
Hypnobirthing Practioners  
Callen Garrits (Westville) Gentle Welcome Childbirth Education and Support- The Mongan Method 082 5381173 callen.gerrits@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/gentlewelcome 
Sonja Watson (Ballito)082 446 4879 sonja@gentlebeginnings.co.za, www.gentlyborn.co.za 
Leanne Horning (Drummond/Hillcrest) See details listed above
Dr. Megan Medina (Durban North) 079 8817199 www.preggiepower.co.za 

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group  Jane Maasdorp 031 309 1801 www.llli.org/southafrica

Speech-Language Therapists                                                                                                      Early Communication Intervention and paediatric feeding and swallowing difficulties                                                                      Melissa Hazle  (Hillcrest) 031 765 2072 melissa@reconnectlifestyle.co.za www.reconnectlifestyle.co.za                                                              Stella Cotisou   (Umhlanga) stella@reconnectlifestyle.co.za www.reconnectlifestyle.co.za                                                             

Massage Therapists                                                                    

 Colleen Van Heerden (Dargle) 0741669799 midlandshouseofhealing@gmail.com                                                                                                  Sylve Sandalls (Assagay) 084 606 2170 sylve.sandalls@gmail.com                                                                                                                      Zuleikha Ismail (Clary Estate/Westville) 084 589 1331 zuleikhaismail@yahoo.com 

Yoga 

Dr Megan Medina (Durban North/Central) for pregnancy yoga 079 8817199  www.drmeganmedina.co.za                                                Nateesha McCready (Glenwood) specialising for mom and baby yoga http://www.wellnessmamayoga.com wellnessmamayoga@gmail.com

Isabel Arzeno (Gillits) TriYoga Teacher 083 560 5390 isabel@bleissfulbellies.co.za

 



                                                                                                    



 


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