Pregnancy Birth and Postpartom Support in Ireland

ABOUT US

For families that will benefit from help in their home, we are a group of Doulas providing full spectrum support, with primary focus on Birth and Postpartum Services.

Our Doulas are based throughout the country and we are confident we will be able to match you up with a Doula whose personality and skills will be a great fit for your needs.

All on our team are infant feeding specialists, trained in paediatric first aid, Garda vetted, tax compliant, insured, and Covid regulations compliant. All of our Doulas are members of the Doula Association of Ireland.

Doulas are trained professionals who provide non-stop, unbiased and compassionate support throughout a family's journey. After assessing needs, doulas create a personalized plan to support each growing family. Research shows that no matter where or how a person gives birth, doulas help make that experience a more positive one.

We offer Gift vouchers for our Doula services, popular for an expecting family, for baby shower, Christmas present, or for anyone that could benefit from some support.

Even a 3 hour session to allow parents have a rest and chat about any concerns can be a help to a family.


A number of our Doulas have completed additional courses including Birth Trauma, Pregnancy & Infant Loss, Breastfeeding Support, Fertility Support, Abortion Support, Menopause Support. 

We provide a variety of personalised services that will accompany you and your family during your pregnancy, labour and the early days of parenthood.

We provide help to all families: new parents, existing parents, single parent, adoption, fertility challenges, IVF, surrogacy, LGBTQ+, preterm baby, multiple births, homebirth, whatever your circumstances, we can help.

Get in touch to learn more about our community, the type of support you can expect, and to arrange a chat with one of our lovely Doulas.

Our group was created by Bertie Hynes, this is her story:

" I have 2 children and after birth of my second I struggled greatly. I have also had 5 miscarriages and believe in normalising conversation of infant & pregnancy loss. Unfortunately there is little support services available in Ireland and a lack of awareness of birth trauma and postpartum issues. After the birth of my second child I spent a number of months attending different support groups and mom groups, looking for help. During this time I found I had gained a lot of knowledge from the midwives, public health nurses and lactation consultants, and I was able to pass on links to resources to other moms. At one of the meetings a mom mentioned that she had been gifted 3 hours session with a Doula and it had been of great help. So I looked into the profession and I realised the vocation of Doula was a great fit. I completed my Doula training and I am undertaking additional courses in other related areas so I can better assist families.

My aim is to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to help and provide positive care. A lot of new parents do not have support from their extended families, which previous generations benefited from, and my role is to fill the current void created.

I formed this group of Doulas to provide full spectrum support for families. 

I love cooking, organising and practical help aspects of Doula support. I have breastfed, and experienced all the challenges that go with breastfeeding, of pumping, mastitis, nipple thrush, tongue tie, nipple confusion, lack of confidence and exhaustion. At times families can feel overwhelmed, and I believe I can provide the respite needed to recharge so they can learn to manage in a way that works for them. As well as this I find first time parents can benefit from hands-on help, guidance, and reassurance.

Do get in touch to discuss how I can assist you."

Our support services packages are available with rates from €35 per hour. Tailored packages can be created for daytime and nighttime support, across a range of services, including Antenatal, Birth, and Postpartum.

Our team are ready to help you, email info@doulahelp.ie or phone 01 556 3033.