February 28, 2020

This is a big question isn't it?

And I'm sorry to say there isn't a straightforward answer to it.

We firstly have to ask what is "it" or even is there an "it"?  And then how do we define hypnobirthing as having "worked", how do we measure it?

I think firstly its to look a...

March 10, 2017

On Wednesday I took my 2 year old daughter to her first protest march.  We dropped the boys to school and headed in to the city to Strike for Repeal.  I put a few photos up on facebook and someone remarked during the week "I'm really surprised to see you supporting abo...

March 10, 2017

Breastfeeding is a lot of work.  Wonderful, satisfying, beautiful, enjoyable, awe-inspiring, exhausting work.  Mum is going to be working hard, but there is plenty a supportive partner can do to help and support her and make the journey an exciting and enjoyable family...

March 10, 2017

In the beginning, when nursing a newborn, paying special attention to positioning and attachment is important to avoid a poor or shallow latch that will hurt your nipples and make feeding difficult.  

That said, there is no right or wrong here, as long as your baby is g...

November 18, 2016

I wanted to share some amazing feedback I got recently.

I always ask for feedback good or bad (I can take it!).  Its the only way to make sure classes provide parents with what they want and need.

Here's the testimonials from some recent group classes:

"Thank you so much...

August 3, 2016

Some switches and changes to classes in August!  

Pregnancy Yoga & Positive Birth Classes, Rush

Thursdays 7.30pm

Martins, Rush

€50 for a 4 week course

Mum & Baby Yoga, Rush

Mondays 10.00am

Martins, Rush

€50 for a 4 week course

Mum & Baby Yoga, Donabate



June 27, 2016

New Pregnancy Yoga and Birth Preparation Course starting July 7th in Martins, Rush.

Empowering mums is the main goal of my prenatal yoga classes with the added benefit of stretching, toning and loosening those tired achey bits.

Each class will give you an opportunity to...

May 25, 2016


I was in a delivery ward recently and a midwife said “oh you teach hypnobirthing that’s fantastic - it doesn’t work for everyone but we (in the delivery ward) can definitely see it helps.  It changes a woman’s mindset.”


I’ve been thinking about this ever since, and th...

May 8, 2016


I’ve had 3 ‘overdue’ and ‘big’ babies.  I’ve been told on each one that I’m ‘measuring over’.  I’ve been sent for a ‘sizing scan’ in the last few weeks of pregnancy.  I’ve had to say ‘no thank you’ to the offer of induction on all 3.  In the end they were all born wit...

May 5, 2016


Today, May 5th, is International Day of the Midwife which offers us an opportunity to reflect on the value and importance of midwife lead care for pregnancy and birth.


Midwives are angels and they are definitely not in it for the money!  In my mind, practicing midwife...

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