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Olwethu Leshabane is better known online as the digital doula. 

In the video below, Leshabane answers commonly asked questions about doulas including: 

  • What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?
  • What are the different types of doulas typically working in South Africa?
  • Where can you find a doula in South Africa?

Also read: 'The more people in your corner, the better': Moms open up about their experience with a doula 

Watch her unpack these questions in the short but informative video below: 

World Doula Week kicked off 22 March and ends 28 March.

It is commemorated from 22 to 28 March annually to raise awareness about the support available to expectant moms through the work of doulas. 

Embrace, a South Africa movement that aims to inspire SA with a vision of supported motherhood, has put together a few videos featuring some well-known doulas like Olwethu Leshabane to celebrate this important week. 

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