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Boitumelo Dibakoane shares tips on the benefits of touch from massage to acupressure during labour.
Boitumelo Dibakoane shares tips on the benefits of touch from massage to acupressure during labour.

Boitumelo Dibakoane is a certified doula and postpartum depression and anxiety advocate based in Gqeberha, Port Elizabeth. 

In the video below, she shares tips on supporting a labouring woman.

Also see: 'Forced to adapt swiftly': Doulas reflect on how giving birth has changed due to the pandemic 

She speaks on the benefits of touch from massage to acupressure during labour. 

It's World Doula Week, celebrated annually from 22 March to 28 March.

For expectant moms unaware of the support available to them through the work of doulas, World Doula Week can be incredibly empowering. 

Embrace, the South Africa Movement advocating for supported motherhood, has put together a few short informational videos featuring some well-known doulas like Dibakoane to increase awareness around World Doula Week locally.

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