with Colleen Pedersen
When I trained as a midwife many years ago I was absolutely enthralled by the miracle, the power and the beauty of birth.
On a personal level, giving birth to my own four children was a most inspiring experience for me as a woman. It felt as if I was doing what I was born to do. I had such a sense of achievement and I look back on these births as real highlights in my life. This brought about a strong desire in me to see other women experience birth in this way.
As a midwife I have had the opportunity to share birth experiences with many couples, and always count it a great privilege to be apart of this most sacred and intimate event in their lives.
In 2013 I decided to train as a doula with WOMBS. I flew to Cape Town once a month and trained with Irene Bourquin. I have so appreciated what I have learnt in how to support a couple emotionally and practically through their birth experience. This has lead me to want to train doulas in my city of Port Elizabeth.