At the Heart of Birth Video 1: Compassion in Birth.

a Free Antenatal classes – Video Series by Love Alda

Interviewed in this Video:

Dr. Marlena Du Toit, Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt, CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Sr. Glynnis Garrod, Birth Options, CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Doula Harriet Came, Bloom Yoga, CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Alda Smith, Love Alda Birth Photography & Mentoring

Additional Resources of Interest:

More about At the Heart of Birth Free Series

The Compassionate Birth, by Alda Smith

Please note:

Birth professionals featured in this video may not necessarily endorse viewpoints of others featured. The idea of the video is to give you an objective overview. Each professional can only support his / her own statements.

Alda Smith is not a medical professional and do not give clinical advice. Instead she focuses on the emotional, practical & communication aspects of the birth process. Parents should at all times seek professional support in their birth journeys.

Love Alda

Alda is the mother of three beautiful children and one of Cape Town’s foremost and well-published birth photographers and mentors. Being a mom has had a profound influence on her work. Birth photography is a labour of love to her – a joyous celebration of this beautiful, fragile life we all share and she has attended and captured many, many births both natural and c-section.
She is the founder and chair of the South African Birth Photographers Association and has recently completed a course through UCT in Medicine & The Arts.
As birth professional and mother she enjoys nothing more to share and knowledge and experience with parents eager to be empowered with knowledge and information.
Among her many accomplishments she has recently partnered with Nikon to represent them in the birth photography market and has also started a birth professional mentoring initiative for birth photographers, midwives, doulas, OBG’s and more at

You can visit Alda at Love Alda