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Liana van Zyl Antenatal Postnatal Doula

Hello and welcome to my birth doula website! My name is Liana van Zyl and I am a professionally trained childbirth assistant based in Barcelona. As a birth professional, I am dedicated to supporting women and families to reconnect with their inner strength and intuition during the childbearing year in various ways.

Whether it’s a birth partner, postnatal doula, hypnobirthing workshop, placenta remedy or a Closing The Bones postnatal massage you’re looking for, rest assured you’ve come to the right place. Pregnancy and birth is a sacred time to be cherished and protected.

I passionately believe that birth is a normal physiological process. Labor and birth is one that is powered by the innate human capacity of the woman and baby. When the mother is supported in the right way, this unfolds in its own time and in its own unique way. Let’s take the first step on your birth journey together.

~ Liana X

antenatal and birth doula


As your birth doula, we will discuss your concerns and preferences about childbirth. I enable you to make informed birth choices with a balance of intuition and research-based information. During your pregnancy and throughout the birth I am there to provide emotional, physical and practical support.

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Hypnobirthing Classes


I focus my teaching on how your thoughts affect your body during pregnancy and labour. By including practical hypnobirthing and mindfulness techniques as well as an enhanced understanding of the psychology of birth, I help you feel fully prepared for your baby’s birth.

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placenta encapsulation

Post Birthing Remedies

I offer a range of post birth remedies for postnatal health including placenta encapsulation, tincture, essence, balms and creams. Research and experience suggests that post birth remedies may help mother and baby during the early weeks after birth and beyond.

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Closing the Bones Massage


This involves a bodywork technique, ranging from massage to binding with a cloth, to assist you in regaining your strength and energy. The massage, in particular, stimulates blood flow which then cleans, renews, moves fluids and hormones, stimulates the immune system, and helps tone muscles and tissues.

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Liana van Zyl Doula Review

“The rebozo massage was amazing! I felt so relaxed after. I really recommend that everyone who’s had a baby should do it at least once (more times if possible)!”

Janice Chu, September 2017
Liana van Zyl Doula Review

“I had an amazing closing the bones rebozo massage by Liana. She was fantastic and the message left me more relaxed than I had been in years, it was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend her.”

Hannah Harvey, July 2017

“I was happy she was there all the time because my mom being there was unplanned and I really needed someone with me in labour. I think she’s funny, kind, trusted and warm hearted. She’s smart and just lovely having around.”

Sandra Smulzcak, May 2017

“A very special thank you to my mum and Liana Van Zyl both present at the birth and supportive and respectful of my water hypnobirth. I’d like to personally recommend Liana for her doula services she made the whole experience just simply incredible and supported me through my birth journey, both pre, during and post.”

- Rebecca Dakin

“Had a wonderful hypnobirthing class with Liana​​, thank you so much for imparting your knowledge and wisdom to me and hubby! Really appreciate the time that you spent making sure that we understood everything, and we feel much more confident now. Thanks again Liana your time has been very valuable and much appreciated x x”

Bina Menz

“Thank you for a wonderful workshop! I feel relaxed, prepared and informed about birthing now and your calming presence is very re-assuring. It’s great to work together with my partner too he really loved it.”- Rebecca & Carl, 27 October 2018

Rebecca Ann

“We really enjoyed the private intensive with Liana and would recommend it a 100% to anyone who wants to deep dive into mindful hypnobirthing. We felt in safe and dedicated hands, with an experienced, positive professional. I am thankful Liana has moved to Barcelona as this is new territory in Spain and I did not expect to find anyone providing this service so close to home.” –  15 October 2018

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