Doula Services



I offer Labour & Birth Support services for moms in the Port Elizabeth area.

An initial consultation/interview in your home or online to see if we are a good fit (no obligation)

Minimum 1 prenatal visit in your home lasting 1 to 2 hours each. In these consultations, we will discuss your birth preferences and do some Labour and Birth Education.

On – call chat support during the prelabour stages when you are not sure what is going on.

Support at home in early labour, if desired and appropriate

Continuous (on – call) support during your labour and birth in hospital or birth centre of your choice or for your home birth

Support after your baby is born during the immediate recovery phase (typically 1 – 2 hours)

Minimum one postpartum visit typically on the third or fourth day ( can be earlier if needed or preferred)

Phone or email consultations as needed, up to six weeks postpartum

What some of my Clients have to say:

Ameena-JamalHi moms just thought I would share my experience I had with my beautiful doula. My doula was Zaahida, and what a wonderful person she was, I was a candidate for a VBAC even though it wasn’t successful, Zaahida was super supportive. She gave me information about what to expect in labour that I never heard of before…she made me feel relaxed and calm even though I was stressed since I didn’t know what to expect. She gave me back massages and also informed me of the different birthing positions and which exercises to do to help bring the baby lower into the cervix. I don’t know how I would manage without all the support, knowledge and encouragement from Zaahida.

I highly recommend Zaahida’s services to every women/mum to be out there who wants the security and comfort Zaahida has given me, we didn’t know each other for a long time but I felt so comfortable with her after meeting her for the first time, it’s like we just clicked. Thank you Zaahida Joel.

Ameena Jamal De Jager

When a woman is pregnant you experience a lot of emotions and when you are in labour, it just doubles emotions and anxiety. To have someone, besides your husband by your side that cares and is compassionate is very rare. I personally can say to have a doula is a great comfort, fortunately for me, I had Zaahida as my doula, and I could never have been happier. To have someone comfort you and give you reassurance in an emotional time is amazing, but what is even greater is when you know she will not leave your side. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for being the person you are and for being, not only my doula but now my friend  Thank you for being there as fast as you were. I would tell anyone that is about to give birth if you looking for a doula and someone with an amazing heart and truly caring nature, Zaahida Nathoo Joel is definitely the one for you Jazaakallah my darling, it means more than you will ever know!

Farrah Ebrahim