Lana Petersen

Lana Petersen

Lana Petersen

I am a mum to 2 home birthed daughters.

After working in a primary health care clinic for 9 years with the department of Health as an admin clerk where part of my duties included baby weighing & breast feeding support, I left to pursue my passion as a doula.

In 2000 completed the Breastfeeding Association of South Africa’s lactation management course and I qualified as a doula in Dec 2004 after completing the birthing companion course with WOMBS ( Women  Offering  Mothers  Birth   Support ) and in August 2009 completed the advanced doula course with WOMBS

I am currently working towards my certification as a certified professional midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).

I am also co-organisor of the Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference and co-founder of Home Birth South Africa.

My personal website is