I live in Kilcoole with my husband and our 3 wonderful children Conan, Neala and Darcy.
I have always loved babies and children, and ever since being pregnant with my first child in 2009, that love has turned into a fascination and a passion for all things birth! I think what the female body does throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and in the postpartum is truly amazing!
The help and support that I had received after each of my babies, was something I wanted to offer other women, as I saw this a something that is lacking in our communities. When I came across the postpartum doula training I was very excited that this role exists! I trained with DONA in 2018 and have been supporting families since then!
It is a privilege to be able to offer this service to new parents and be there to reassure and nurture them as they make their way into parenthood. I am passionate about helping families to trust their instincts, as they are the ones who know their babies best. I believe that all mothers deserve nurturing care and support so they can have a positive experience in those first precious weeks.
I have also trained with Antenatal Ireland as a childbirth educator and offer online and private one day antenatal courses. I am an active member of my local Cuidiu group in North Wicklow and also serve on the National Maternity Hospital steering group as a service user representative.