Jacoline Pienaar studied Theology at the University of the Free State. She also has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Therapy and she is also a Mama Nurture trained bereavement doula (pending certification) and has a passion for helping couples who have experienced pregnancy loss and infancy death. She is also a trained Mama Nurture Bereavement Doula. She has lost a baby through an ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth and believes that her own journey with pregnancy loss will help her in walking the journey with couples.
After the full term stillbirth of her firstborn daughter in 2012 she felt very alone in her grief. She chose then to train as a Bereavement Doula so she could offer support to other couples experiencing loss. She wishes to support parents in the Bloemfontein area with pregnancy and infancy loss. Six years after her own loss and having done the Mama Nurture training programme, she is hopeful about parents getting the necessary help after their trauma and she wants to help make a difference.