I am a birth and postpartum doula. I trained as a birth doula in London in 2013 with Dr Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers and am associated with their Authentic Doula movement (www.doulaauthentic.com).
I trained as a postpartum doula with DONA International trainer, Ann Grauer, in May 2016.
My mission is to help create and protect the space where a woman can labour and give birth following her own instinct, surrounded by a care team who is committed to listening to and honouring her choices.
As I gave birth to both my sons in Belgium, away from a family support network, I understand the importance of non-judgmental and nurturing support in the early post partum days and into early parenthood. I bring my experience and empathy as a mother and my communication skills from many years working in HR to both my birth and postpartum work.
I practiced as a doula in Belgium until March 2016 when I returned to Dublin.
I am a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner which is an energy therapy similar to acupressure. This gentle therapy can be used very effectively during pregnancy and labour, and is also very comforting to new born babies. (www.jsjinc.net).
I have 2 adult sons and I now live in Rush, Co.Dublin.