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Doula Training

Now in Johannesburg

South Africa

Women across the globe appreciate and value the experience of having a doula– a knowledgeable, experienced companion – who stays with them through labor, birth and beyond.


Birth doulas offer emotional support, encouragement and wisdom throughout labor and birth.

Achieving certification is a process that requires considerable time and effort.


The Mama Bamba doula training course prepares doulas to care for their clients, by providing comprehensive experience in:


  • Hands-on Labour Support Techniques

  • Doula-Client Interaction

  • Scope of Practice, Mission

  • Statement and Standards of Practice

  • Ethics and Responsibility

  • Stages of Labour and Comfort Measures

  • Postpartum and Newborn Care

  • Caesarean Birth and Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

  • Emotional care of the Labouring Woman

  • Listening Skills

  • Managing Difficult Situations

  • The Birth Partner

  • Looking after the Doula

  • Marketing and Business Practices


Student doulas are required to attend a minimum of 4 births, complete the reading lists, and attend a breastfeeding management course by a certified lactation consultant.


The training course in Gauteng is facilitated by Tertia Alkema together with Doddie Boer.


Mama Bamba doula training in Gauteng:


Cost for 2019: for the theoretical part is R5200.

                         This includes:

  • In-depth doula training course 

  • A comprehensive training manual

  • Supervision/Mentorship for births

  • Mama Bamba Annual membership fees are R350


Next Training Dates for 2019:

30 September - 5 October 2019

(This training will be held in Pretoria)



If you would like more information, please contact Tertia: 0617781327 or email: