Nicci Coertze


My name is Nicci, I am 48 years old, mother to three beautiful boys, Nathin (25), Kevin (23) and my laatlammetjie Jaedin (10). My partner in life and love, Christo and I reside in a leafy suburb at the foot of the Magalies mountains.
Memphis and Gracie are our fur-babies. I love all my children (four-legged and two-legged) very much and I am extremely proud of them.

I am your proverbial Jack of all trades! Since I started my career at the tender age of 18 I have been there and done that - from meeting Nelson Mandela when I worked as a secretary in parliament to cooking with Adam Liaw from masterchef Australia! fter many years in the corporate world I decided to follow my heart - first as events manager and then as a photographer. Eventually my lifepath diverted to the doula world and to the bereavement side of being a doula.

Besides being a Birth and Adoption Doula, Bereavement Specialist and loss mother, I am an avid reader, a writer, a professional birth photographer, business partner, content writer, and the CEO of NCOT. I launched South Africa's first ever Online Miscarriage & Infant Loss Bereavement Training Program as well as an initiative to honour our baby angels called We Remember Our Babies. I have also developed an online baby loss course specifically designed for bereaved parents.

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My previous book, Almost Pregnant, was written under the pseudonym, Hannah Amos. It can also be found on Smashwords.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first 'essay' when I was 6 years old! Although I wrote many many short stories, poems and essays, my 'serious writing' (as in starting to write a book) only started in 2010.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Pretoria, Gauteng in beautiful South Africa in a very safe and caring community
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Where to find Nicci Coertze online


When The Shadow Comes: Coping with Pregnancy & Infant loss: A Guide for Parents and Care Providers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,100. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 14, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
The information in this book on pregnancy and infant loss will enable bereaved parents to have more control of a very traumatic situation. It will empower and inform them about difficult subjects surrounding baby loss and equip care providers to better serve their patients in one of the darkest times in their lives. It also contains true stories of loss, written by parents other bereaved parents.
Almost Pregnant
Price: $7.77 USD. Words: 182,910. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Fertility & Conception, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Adoption
Almost Pregnant is a very unique book. The book is divided into 3 parts: 1: The gripping tale of a couple trying to conceive. 2: A comprehensive infertility manual on artificial reproductive technologies. 3: A handbook with all the information you need on egg/embryo donation, surrogacy and adoption. Your one-stop information hub for all things infertility and adoption! Buy it today!