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Chrissie Smith-Schuler, doula

Hi, my name is Chrissie, I am a Mom and Doula, based in Johannesburg, passionate about the care of Mommies and their families during their pregnancy, labour and thereafter. “Mother the Mother in each of us and she will Mother us all” My role is to support Mom and Dad in pregnancy, labour and the first few weeks of babies life. This support is mostly emotional support. I am the families cheerleading team. I am also the person who will know what your wishes are for your labour and can help you express those wishes to your care provider. Every Mother (and Father) deserves a doula to help them through labour and those first few days and weeks.
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Tips for dads when your doula can’t attend your birth

Giving birth can be a scary time even when you have a full support team in place. During the nationwide lockdown, your doula is...
difference between a midwife and a doula: midwife examining a pregnant woman's stomach

The differences between a midwife & a doula

As a doula (birth coach), I often get asked if I am a midwife. When I say I’m a doula and not a midwife,...

Benefits of hiring a doula for your pregnancy & birth

Congratulations, you are pregnant! But what now? Pregnancy is both an amazing and overwhelming experience and a doula can help you through this unpredictable...