• Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
  • Ginny Oosthuizen - Doula
"Like a breath of fresh air, Ginny listened and understood our needs and offered unbiased advice and information related to the various aspects of pregnancy and birth. More importantly Ginny supported Hayley in her decisions and provided valuable input into those decisions rather than just trying to change her mind with negatives...."
"Ooh our perfect little girl!! Thank u so much Ginny for all yr love, advice and amazing support. We are so blessed!"
Jason and I were really happy with how the birth went, and we both want to thank you for your help, and your quiet and sensitive presence. When Marianne first mentioned that she wanted to bring a doula as back-up I was a bit skeptical because I'm quite reserved, and because during my last labour I just wanted to be left alone. But when you came I felt totally relaxed with you, and not at all shy, and it felt really good to have you help massage me and make sure I was comfortable.
There are no words or gifts that could express our thanks for all you have done for us! You have been an amazing friend, support and strength to us at such a special time in our lives. You will forever be a very special person in our family and we look forward to many happy memories with you and Dave. You opened your beautiful home to us for the birth of our little Phoebs! We could'nt have wished for a more beautiful way of bringing our daughter into the world. All our thanks, Meg and Russ.
"Ginny helped me to feel safe and comfortable during one of the most important moments in my life - my baby's birth. I am really grateful to her for her care and attention to us, for her patience and the excellent knowledge and skills she brings. This helped me to not be afraid during my baby's birth. I am deeply convinced that Ginny is doing what she aught to be doing and does her job from the bottom of her heart. I recommend every woman who wants the labour and delivery of their baby to be as peaceful and less painful as possible to use Ginny as their Doula, as she is a real specialist in this area."
I would like here to formally thank you for your help during the birth of our daughter Jothany. You have been of great help. Mireille and myself are so grateful for your valuable help. We are very happy to have done business with you and we will surely recommend you, should a friend of ours need a doula.
Before the birth, when considering a Doula my only hesitation was in wondering if my husband might feel sidelined with another female present seeing to my needs. I believe that my Doula empowered Franz in that she could show him how to be a real support. I feel for the many birth partners who are left standing helplessly watching as the mother endures pain, not knowing how to help. This is where a Doula with her training and experience is so invaluable. Ginny has since become part of the family. My parents live in the UK, so in a sense it was like Dominic had another Granny in SA. Since Dominic has been born people have asked me will I have another. I always answer yes, but only if Franz and Ginny are there to help me again
Having Ginny at the birth of our second child, Guy was something that I will never forget. I had a really short labour (5hrs) and a drug free delivery...During the latent phase of labour, Dr Amod mentioned that my baby was facing posterior...This was where Ginny played a pivotal role in the outcome of the birth. She remained calm throughout which in turn lead to a calm mother, and father. Ginny brought her birthing ball to the delivery room and I cannot stress enough the way in which this helped ease the labour pains. She also massaged my lower back and kept me warm and hydrated. I can say...that she will be at the birth of our next child, as doula's are the way forward. Ginny is now a very dear friend of mine and many other "Doula Mums"...
Post doula work - caring for baby Ben: "Just talking about you and can't believe there are good people like you and Dave in the world. You have no idea how muc you have set my mind at ease. So glad he is being good and hope he doesn't keep you up all night ;-) Thank you thank you Xx"
Doula Dads say this:
Frans Swanepoel "When we have our second baby I will fly you from wherever you are to be our doula.”
Kevin Fyvie "I would pay triple the amount to have Ginny at our next birth of our baby."

What I Do

I am living my dream while working with mums and babies. I see mums when they are 34 weeks pregnant and then go to their homes once they go into labour. I stay for the full duration of the labour and after the birth I assist them with breast feeding. I do another visit after the birth to see that all is well and to help where I can.  Mums are always welcome to call me in the event that they have any questions, whether before or after the birth. I am passionate about my work as a doula and I care and love all the families with which I work. Once you have been present at a birth you feel part of the family and it’s wonderful to hear news of the new baby’s life as he or she grows.

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