Clare is a qualifed/registered Midwife, a DONA International trained postpartum doula and a trained baby massage instructor with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage). She is a member of the Doula Association of Ireland, Midwives Association of Ireland, and an International Member of the Royal College of Midwives.
Clare began her journey as a midwife, and from there developed a passion for supporting mothers in their transition into motherhood. She then went on to complete her postpartum doula training with DONA after giving birth to her little boy. She is currently offering antenatal education classes and postpartum doula services to families in the Cork city area. She is also working as a midwife in the Irish maternity service, giving her a unique perspective of the services and supports available to women and their families.
Clare has many years experience in supporting women in many different stages of pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period as well as supporting women and families during loss.
Currently Clare is completing bereavement and adoption Doula training to further expand her abilities to support women and their families, in their many unique journeys.
Clare feels extremely privideged and passionate about providing non judgemental support to women and their families, through their incredibly personal experience of pregnancy, birth and in particular supporting mothers and families in the postnatal period.
Clare is currently completing training and certification with IPEN to become a certified placenta remedy specialist, and is hoping to offer this service in the near future.