Tertia Alkema vd Merwe

Tertia Alkema vd Merwe

Private Doula

"It’s time to put women’s needs, feelings, and intuition back in the center of the birth process. Women are the rock-stars of birth; professionals are the backup singers.” ~ Roanna Rosewood 

Pregnancy, birth, babies and breastfeeding are my passions in life. 
The way I perceived birth was revealed to me when I sat in on a talk and video about water birth and cried as a “reborn” throughout! I knew then from that moment on, without any doubt, that birth can be a life changing experience and something a couple can activity participate in, rather than just something that you have to suffer through and get done.
I did my doula training in with Village Doulas in 2008 and Mama Bamba in 2013.  I keep current by attending births at various hospitals, birth clinics and homes, attending workshops and courses and interacting with care providers and researching every moment I get, as well as listening to my most willing teachers - my clients and their babies. 


  • Doula services
  • Antenatal classes
  • TENS rental
  • Belly binding





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Tertia 061 778 1327