I'm a Mammy to three beautiful boys, with very different birth and postpartum experiences with each one.
When I had my first son in 2011, I quickly realised that there was a gap in care provided by our current maternity system in Ireland. Our midwives and nurses do amazing work but they can't provide the continuous support needed for the birthing person during childbirth and in the postpartum period.
The challenges I faced in childbirth and in the postpartum with breastfeeding ignited a passion for educating myself in all things pregnancy, birth and baby related.
I started supporting friends as they began their journey into parenthood and decided it was something I would like to pursue as a career. This eventually led me to training with DONA International in 2017.It brings me so much joy to be able to support families and to help them have a more positive experience with welcoming a new baby into their world.