I am a doula with two decades of experience both in Ireland and San Francisco. During my 7 years living abroad I immersed myself in birth work, yoga training and massage therapy. On my return to Ireland I worked closely with the Doula Association of Ireland to promote the valuable work doulas provide. More recently I qualified as an antenatal educator and provide classes to guide new parents in the rite of passage of birth.
I am also a mom to a spirited young son. Knowing a lot about birth, at age 37, as a first-time mom, was helpful. I had a positive experience at Waterford University Hospital but what helped me the most was connecting to my intuition. Since then, I appreciate even more how doulas complement standard care by filling the gaps in maternity services, very often over-stretched to capacity. My vision is to create a lovely supportive environment enabling a labouring person to tap into her strength during this fleeting and special time.
I intuitively hold space for mothers during their birth and postpartum and gently support the bonding process with their babies. I am humbled to work alongside mothers and fathers in this new chapter of their lives.