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Nicci Coertze, bereavement doula


The pain of a being a mom with no custody over her children

“After yet another awkward exchange with a mother at my son’s school, I really feel that other parents (especially mothers) should be made aware...

When a baby chokes on fluids

When Mienke Mulder was only six months old, she choked on her milk while in the care of her day mother. On arrival at...

Handling heartache during the festive season: When hello means goodbye

“On the day our baby was stillborn, we had to say hello and goodbye to her on the same day. It was especially hard...

14 survival tips for parents with babies in the NICU

“At birth, Christopher had no heartbeat, he was not breathing, and his limp, blue body did not respond to his airway being suctioned. He...

Supporting bereaved parents through stillbirth & pregnancy loss

If you are ever in a position to support a friend or sister through the process of birthing and grieving a stillborn child, this...