Bianca van der Merwe

“If a woman doesn’t look like a Goddess during labour, then someone isn’t treating her right.”

I am a WOMBS Qualified Birth Doula and a Mum of one. I qualified in 2012 as an International (ITEC) Aromatherapist and Reflexologist, and had a huge passion for pregnancy, labour and birth. After the birth of my daughter I realised how important a Doula is, and how aromatherapy and massage comes into play in the birthing world.  I was extremely excited to venture down my two chosen paths and holistically join them into one. I believe that birth is something we, as women, were designed to do, naturally. I believe that it’s empowering and emotional. It’s an experience that as a woman, belongs only to you. The Mom needs to be educated and informed because we don’t give birth, she does.  We are a team to assist her and guide her. I also believe that there is a place for homeopathics, alternative practices and modern day medicine in pregnancy, labour and birth but there is a time and place and a reason for each. And lastly, I believe in your Birth wish list and will do everything I can to make this journey special and to not only birth a baby, but to birth a Mom and Dad. I am also an internationally qualified Aromatherapist and reflexologist specialising in Pregnancy and baby massage

Services

Prenatal visits to assess your needs and desires for birth, define and understand our expectations of one another, and provide you with useful tools for labour and birth. Birth plan assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you. Unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy. Continuous physical, emotional and informational support for you and your partner during the labour and birth, to help you hold and move towards the vision you created for your baby’s birth. Initial breastfeeding support Postpartum visits to celebrate the birth of your baby, to chat about the birth and answer any questions you may have.

Contact

Bianca 061 546 7020

binxycastle@gmail.com