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NICCI COERTZE ONLINE TRAINING (NCOT) is offering the first EVER South African specific ONLINE Bereavement Training. I am an experienced SBD Birth, Bereavement & Adoption Doula®, Curriculum Developer and Trainer, Writer and Remembrance Photographer.

The NCOT Online Infant & Pregnancy Loss Bereavement Training Course is totally unique and the only online course of its kind in South Africa. I am extremely excited to be able to assist anyone with a heart for bereavement to educate themselves with regards to bereavement and the current baby loss situation in South Africa. You are welcome to contact me personally on 0711040299 with any questions regarding this training or email To read more about my experiences as Bereavement Doula, please visit:

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My training comprises of 12 modules and runs for 12 weeks with weekly assignments, exams, compulsory reading and watching, supplementary reading as well as a final exam. It is a very thorough course which covers all aspects of pregnancy and infant loss and it’s affordable – an important factor in South Africa! My training provides unbiased, relevant information – informing and inspiring birth workers and fostering a community of professionals that have a passion for parents who have suffered child loss with an ethos of excellence. It’s not an ‘easy’ course, but it is a very thorough and professional one.

After completion of this course you will be fully equipped to function as a perinatal bereavement worker in miscarriage, infant loss and NICU loss situations – NOT just in stillbirth situations. The course also teaches you about all the aspects of loss and grief and supporting parents who have suffered loss from the time they receive the news of a possible negative outcome until after the baby has been born. An HPCSA approved psychologist oversees the basic counselling training as well as the inner workings of a support group as part of the course.

I am receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from outside sources about students that completed my course. I am very excited about the difference this course is making in parents’ lives!

A birth worker trained by Nicci Coertze Online Training (NCOT) Bereavement Division specifically to assist parents with miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss, is called a Perinatal Bereavement Worker (PBW.) You will be there to walk alongside bereaved parents and offer them continuous physical and emotional support before, during and after your birth. You can help them find resources to answer their questions, build their support network, be with parents as they say hello and goodbye to their child, assist during the precious moments of creating memories with their baby and hold the space for them as they navigate saying goodbye to their baby. As a Perinatal Bereavement Worker trained by NCOT, you will assist parents to make empowered decisions where their precious baby is concerned. In South Africa, before 26 weeks of gestation, a fetus that showed no signs of life after delivery are disposed of as medical waste. However, as Perinatal Bereavement Worker you will ensure that parents get the opportunity to have your baby cremated or buried.

Some benefits of doing the NCOT Online Perinatal Bereavement Training:

*You can do the training ONLINE.

*I have corporate training experience and a Diploma in Conferencing, Exhibitions and Events Management which gives me a unique competitive advantage because of my background.

*The training covers ALL aspects of baby loss in South Africa. The training material currently covers more than 70 hours of training, with 12 modules and 12 exams – including one final exam to ensure that you deliver the best service possible to your clients.
*As part of the training, I offer remembrance photography training as a professional photographer who has personally taken and edited photos of many, many angel babies. (With actual photos that were taken by me to show you how it’s done. The photos are used with permission.)

*Besides my membership with Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) I am not specifically affiliated with any organisation, company or other individuals which means you get completely unbiased training but still have access to many perinatal bereavement resources.

Remaining 2019 Training Cycle Dates::

  • 22 April
  • 8 July
  • 16 September


*Please note these dates are subject to change!!

The NCOT Online Perinatal Bereavement Training Course is TAGI approved!