NCOT Baby Loss Professional Training


How to offer specialist, hands-on support during pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant loss.

NCOT (PTY) LTD offers SA’s first ever ONLINE Pregnancy loss, Stillbirth & Infant Loss Support Training and is delivered by an experienced facilitator/trainer using various methods of training as an experienced SBD Birth, Bereavement & Adoption Doula®, Curriculum Developer and Corporate Trainer, Writer and Birth & Remembrance Photographer. Many students have completed this training and have used this training as foundation for expanding their businesses. The feedback on this course is overwhelming positive – both from the professionals in the industry as well as parents.


Proper skills development in relation to sensitive and knowledgeable communication is strongly emphasised and encouraged in this course. The online course comprises of 6 modules and runs for 6 weeks with weekly assignments, formative assessments, compulsory reading and watching, supplementary reading as well as a final summative assessment. It is a very thorough course which covers all aspects of pregnancy and infant loss and it is very affordable. 

This is practical and relevant baby loss bereavement training to equip students with the necessary skills and particular knowledge to handle pregnancy, stillbirth and early baby loss with professionalism, proficiency and purpose.

NCOT Baby Loss Professional Training provides unbiased, relevant information – informing, equipping and inspiring students 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’ or a ‘quick’ course, but it is a very thorough and professional one.

Someone trained by NCOT specifically to assist parents with miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss, is called a Baby Loss Professional. Someone who is already a birth worker, nurse, midwife or doula and who does this training, is called a Bereavement Doula (Or Baby Loss Doula)

After completion of this course you will be fully equipped to function on your own as a baby loss professional or bereavement doula 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 experienced Traumatologist tends to any emotional needs that NCOT students may have during the course of the training.

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 Baby Loss Professional 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 baby loss professional you will ensure that parents get the opportunity to have your baby cremated or buried.

Some benefits of doing the NCOT Baby Loss Training:

*The training is facilitated by an Experienced Bereavement Specialist and Bereavement Doula who has personally assisted many, many couples during pregnancy and child loss and have held precious angels in her hands – her perinatal bereavement stories are her own. Not borrowed or fiction but real-life events that happened to her personally during her career as Bereavement Doula in South Africa. This will give you, the student, a unique and very real insight into the perinatal bereavement scene.

*You can do the training ONLINE. It’s the only perinatal E-learning training program of its kind in Africa written by a South African.

*The training facilitator has extensive corporate training experience and a Diploma in Conferencing, Exhibitions and Events Management which gives her a unique competitive advantage.

*The training covers ALL aspects of pregnancy and baby loss.

*NCOT Training is based on current research, best practice and personal guidance. 

*As part of the training, the facilitator offers a module on remembrance photography training at a reduced rate. As a professional photographer who has personally taken and edited photos of many, many angel babies, the actual photos that were taken by her are used to show you how it’s done. (The photos are used with permission.)

*The trainer carries an official membership with Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) and has access to many perinatal bereavement resources, including an affiliation with The Angel Gown Initiative (TAGI.)

*You will be part of the NCOT community; a deeply caring and supportive group of professionals committed to assist bereaved parents all over Africa and to be there to support each other in this very special calling.

*This course is endorsed by DOSA (Doulas of South Africa.)

Available again in 2021. Please fill out the following form if you have any questions: