DoulaCare Ireland is delighted to have an exclusive partnership with Irish Life Health to provide their members with postnatal support in their homes.


Here’s a secret nobody ever tells you. No-one ever masters parenting.

Irish Life Health have an extensive range of maternity benefits to help you access the support you need as you become a parent and embark on this life changing journey. Their maternity benefits go above and beyond to help you thrive rather than just survive your first year as a parent. Irish Life Health will help look after you so you can look after your bundle of joy.

Our experienced postnatal supporters will help you with the transition to parenthood, giving you guidance on your newborn’s needs - from sleeping and feeding to changing and soothing, empowering you to thrive as a parent.

This unrivalled Home Early Support includes visits from postnatal supporters, who provide gentle and caring support, information and companionship and even a few hours break if needed.


What is included?

All doulas working with Doulacare Ireland and offering postnatal support with Irish Life provide: 

  • Emotional support (listening to your birth story, your fears / frustrations / concerns, observing your postpartum recovery, etc.)

  • Baby care education and support (assist in bathing, feeding, comforting the baby, cutting baby's nails, organising the nursery / your home, etc.)

  • Breastfeeding or supplementing support. Help making up bottles for baby (if formula feeding).

  • Practical support - we can preparing simple, nutritious meals for your family.

  • Maintaining simple housework (laundry, vacuuming, emptying garbage, straightening up the house, dusting, dishes, etc.)

  • Watching the baby and / or older children so the adults can rest

  • Lending library of reading materials

  • Referrals to other professionals as needed

We are there to mind the new family and help you adjust to life with a new baby. This is a professional service that will allow your family to thrive with your baby, not just survive!


Please check your Table of Cover in the Member Secure Area prior to booking to ensure you are eligible for the benefits. These benefits are for plans starting or renewing from 12th June 2018 and maternity waiting periods of 52 weeks may apply.



Submit this form to access Postnatal Supporter benefit.

Name *
Member Date of Birth *
Member Date of Birth
Phone *
Service Options *
Please tick the appropriate boxes. * Postnatal Support (Option 1) may also be available with Home Early Support (Option 2 or 3).
Choose one of the following:
Estimated Due Date (EDD)
Estimated Due Date (EDD)
Baby's Date of Birth (DOB)
Baby's Date of Birth (DOB)
Date of Requested Cover *
Date of Requested Cover
We understand this date may be an estimate.
Start Date of Your Policy *
Start Date of Your Policy
Within your ILH Table of Cover, how many hours is set out for Postnatal Domestic Service
Data Permission *
I give my permission for DoulaCare Ireland and my doula to take notes about me. This includes personal data and includes (but is not limited to), my name, address, telephone no, email and personal information I choose to disclose to her. This personal information will include information regarding my pregnancy, labour and birth (or previous medical pregnancy and birth history), as well as information about my baby, child(ren), partner and other family members that may be relevant in order to provide the support myself and my family need from my doula. DoulaCare Ireland will only take information needed in order to provide you with the service you need from our Agency . Please read our Data Protection Policy on this website for further details.