Mama Bamba doulas are taught to hold a strong, still, supportive space for their clients in labour. When both parents are free of fear, the mother naturally moves into an altered state of consciousness. 

Babies born into this sacred birthing field remain connected to a high frequency of consciousness resonating with unconditional love and wisdom.

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An 10 day in-depth doula training course spaced over 5 weekends

An extensive, comprehensive training manual

Our doula training course prepares doulas to care for their clients, by providing comprehensive experience in:

  • Hands-on Labour Support Techniques

  • Doula-Client Interaction

  • Scope of Practice, Mission

  • Statement and Standards of Practice

  • Ethics and Responsibility

  • Stages of Labour and Comfort Measures

  • Postpartum and Newborn Care

  • Caesarean Birth and Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

  • Emotional care of the Labouring Woman

  • Listening Skills

  • Managing Difficult Situations

  • The Birth Partner

  • Looking after the Doula

  • Marketing and Business Practices


Student doulas are required to attend a minimum of four births, complete the reading lists, and attend a breastfeeding management course by a certified lactation consultant.

Mama Bamba training in the Western Cape is R5200.

This includes:

Mama Bamba Annual membership fees are R350. 

Doula’s who certify with Mama Bamba get referenced on the Mama Bamba website

This fee includes a two hour debriefing session every month.

Out of town annual membership (website info only): R200.

Mama Bamba highly recommends that you also invest in post course supervision, which you pay directly to the supervisors, who accompany you to births initially, and help you with onsite training, observations and guidance. Depending on how much time you contract to work together with them, this can range from between R500 – R2500. It is not a compulsory cost, but it is very helpful to new doulas to attend at least one birth with a supervisor.

Breast feeding courses range from R300 (online with minimal info) to between R650 – R1100 for a one or two day workshop with an IBCLC lactation consultant, which often includes experience in assisting new mothers to breast-feed. These courses are arranged by students directly with the course providers. 

Trainings that are arranged away from home – countrywide or international have their own fee schedule. The increase is due to travel costs.

You are a birth servant. Do good without show or fuss. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, they will rightly say: ‘We did it ourselves!


Feedback from Course participants 

“The course was a life changing experience. It was conducted in a way that I learned so much in an informal setting. I loved absolutely every aspect of the course. Everything taught confirmed how passionate I am about becoming a doula. Robyn is the most extraordinary teacher, relaxed, invested, she loves and is passionate about what she does. ”

— S.H.

“The course was absolutely wonderful!! It was special in that it focused on the soft aspects of being a doula and was incredibly unique, thought provoking and experiential. The majority of what was taught in this course is not possible to learn through reading. I was really pushed to my limits in terms of reflecting on who I am as an individual and how I can be a compassionate doula. Much of what I learned can be applied to all aspects of my life – how to be wholehearted and facilitate Oneness – in doulas and beyond. I loved birth dance and how in my body I felt. Robyn is brilliant – intuitive, so passionate, a great facilitator, and an amazing storyteller. She also really encourages people to think laterally and reflect deeply. She did a wonderful job of remaining objective. I also loved how she is constantly referring to the latest research and best practice.”

— K.R.

“I loved the devotion of the instructor, the layers of the subject matter and the activities and resources we were exposed to. We were given a well rounded and encompassing view of birth, birth practices, doula scope of practice and self awareness. Robyn is incredibly knowledgable and amazingly versed at ways of being with women. ”

— M.L.

“Mama Bamba Doula training course was everything I hoped for and more. The structure of 5 weekends over the course of 10 weeks worked well, allowing for revision at home as well as some practice. It was wonderful to be back every second weekend, to become enveloped in the serene atmosphere that Robyn, Angela and Amy created . With powerful guided centring exercises , guided relaxations, connecting to earth and nature we learnt how to create and hold that special calm space for the birthing mother. Robyn's deep wisdom, vast knowledge of the subject and breadth of experience was a gift to us all. Angela's depth and understanding of human nature,  Amy's knowing  confidence and the ability to empower added valuable lessons. With the help of excellently compiled and organised course manuals we were equipped with knowledge that we could take home with us. The support during and after the completion of the course was overwhelming. It was a privilege to learn from these outstanding mentors. I received much more than a doula certificate. I became an aware, centred person who is not afraid to take on any challenge , because I believe in my inner power. And now I can empower the women whom I will have the privilege to support.”

- C.O.

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