Hello, my name is Elaine Gallagher. I am a qualified postpartum doula since March 2023. I have 5 children of my own and have experience working in childcare for over 22 years. I became a postpartum Doula to offer guidance and support to expectant and new mums and families in a non-judgmental and non-medical way.
I am a certified infant message instructor and through my classes I realised that so many mums need that extra practical, emotional and physical support in those first few days, weeks and months after birth.
This time in a mothers life can be very overwhelming as becoming a mum can be a very emotional roller-coaster and you may not be prepared for the self doubt, challenges and anxiety that may occur. I as a Doula am here to listen and guide you through every tiny step of the way.
Myself and Jen, who is also a qualified Postpartum Doula run support circle workshops in Mayo and welcome all expectant and new mums into a safe secure setting to share experiences and plan for birth and the fourth trimester. This circle is also important for all mums as they are gaining strong support networks and forming new friendships which help reduce the feeling of isolation that some may experience through this time in their life.
I also offer support for new mothers for their own self-care and well-being, be it through pregnancy massage, Indian head massage or full body massages. To help ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation.