About Me

A Mother to five gorgeous girls, I have had a fantastic experience with home births and pleasant experience with hospital births. I know how empowering a natural, gentle birth can be. I also know first hand that things don't always go as planned.

I have comleted my third year of training to be a counsellor, working towards helping women with Postnatal Depression. I suffered from this and really think it is important to deal with the cause, not just the symptoms.

My aim is to provide a useful efficient service which will enable families to have a pleasant birthing  and postnatal experience - which in turn will help them adjust if plans need to change. I think the impact of a newborn is underestimated, it does take time to settle down due to the unpredictable nature of a baby. A doula can really help to maintain a calm and normal home environment, providing company, a listening ear and support.

I completed my Doula Training in June 2007 with Nurturing Birth in Hammersmith, London. This was a fantastic and truly informative course.

I attended a Conflict Management (Level2) course which has equipped me with good mediation skills to communicate effectively when the need arises.

I completed First Aid Training - a vital skill which I am sure I'll never have to use.  I have also attended an infant and child lifesaver course, both with St. Johns Ambulance.

I am a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter locally, and an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor in training. I attend Armagh Breastfeeding Support, the group meets in Dobbin Street Community Centre, (Armagh) every Wednesday from 11.30am to 1pm.
(Please contact me for more information regarding Breastfeeding support)

I have completed Level 2 in Food Hygiene - A reassuring qualification in food preparation.

I live in Markethill. Armagh, Northern Ireland, and cover Newry, Craigavon, and Belfast hospitals.