Mother Rising and Doula Service


Sacred Pregnancy

Empowerment for pregnant and newly parenting mothers stems from knowledge, encouraging instincts and intuition, and addressing her social and emotional needs.

During my pregnancy with my baby Flúirse, I mindfully and heartfully journeyed through each phase and met with the gifts and challenges each trimester brought. I used a combination of homeopathic remedies & tissue salts, Metamorphosis Technique, Healing Codes, EFT, specific songs & mantras, Aura Soma Pomanders & Equilibrium bottles, birthing books and apps, Doula Support & Comfort Measures for Birth, recommendations on physiotherapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy and herbal teas and so much more.

Many pregnant Women have come to me throughout their pregnancy for support, remedies for physical symptoms & hormonal balance as well as for grounding and centring. During pregnancy our own Inner Child can awaken and a regression can occur, where our wounded child can be triggered. Homeopathy & Healing, as well as a safe place to express what is present, can be transformative. Together we take a step back to get an eagle’s view of what is happening and what feelings need to be felt. You meet with your child within to soothe her and allow the adult get back into the driving seat of your life. Pregnancy can be a very emotional and vulnerable time, a time when we need extra support and unconditional love. 

I encourage Women to journal through “The Sacred Pregnancy Book” to reveal insights, gain wisdom and reflect on this very precious mystery.


One Session per Month or Trimester

€70     One to One and half hour session


Mother Rising     

“Mother Rising helps women remember the power and support 
they can give each other. It speaks to a woman’s soul.” 

—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
Mother Rising ceremonies create a sacred and safe environment where a mother-to-be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering. Surrounded by the most important women in her life, she gains a sense of power, confidence, and support that will help her rise to motherhood.


Birth is a key life passage for women. But modern culture has become preoccupied with the arrival of the baby-to-be and has lost touch with birth’s profound impact on the expectant mother. While our most common birth preparations focus on getting women physically ready to give birth, a Mother Rising ceremony helps a woman to prepare mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the work of birthing, and it opens her to her instinctive abilities, which will guide her as she steps into the role of mother.


By creating Mother Rising rituals for each other, we can reach outside of ourselves and weave a web of community: a living breathing web of women who are blessing, teaching, and supporting one another — and as a result, helping give birth to each other’s children.

€150 

People usually do this as an alternative or addition to a baby shower and instead of bringing a gift, they bring a contribution, as the Mother Rising is the Gift! 


This can take place in your Home, Dervish or Swynnerton Lodge Retreat Centre. It usually last one two hours.



Birth Doula

I am so grateful to have had a wonderful Doula at the birth of baby Flúirse. I highly recommend this service to every Woman about to Birth.

What is a Doula?
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth (via DONA International).

Support and encouragement provide confidence, and a confident woman will birth, nurse and mother better.

The birth doula services provided:

  • 2 prenatal visits

  • Unlimited phone and e-mail contact

  • Support when labour begins at home, hospital or birthing center

  • Support to initiate breastfeeding

  • At least one follow up visit at your home

  • Monthly Birth Circle meetings

What is the role of a birth doula?

  • Recognises birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life

  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour

  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth

  • Stays with the woman throughout the labour

  • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions

  • Facilitates communication between the labouring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers

  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience

  • Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level (via DONA International)

What does a doula do?

Most doula-client relationships begin a few months before the baby is due. During this period, they develop a relationship in which the mother feels free to ask questions, express her fears and concerns, and take an active role in creating a birth plan.

Most doulas make themselves available to the mother by phone in order to respond to her questions or address any concerns that might arise during the course of the pregnancy. Doulas do not provide any type of medical care. However, they are knowledgeable in many medical aspects of labour and delivery.

As such, they can help their clients gain a better understanding of the procedures and possible complications in late pregnancy or delivery.

During delivery, doulas are in constant and close proximity to the mother. They have the ability to provide comfort with pain-relief techniques including breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, massage, and labouring positions. Doulas also encourage participation from the partner and offer reassurance.

A doula acts as an advocate for the mother, encouraging and helping her fulfil specific desires she might have for her birth. The goal of a doula is to help the mother experience a positive and safe birth, whether an un-medicated birth or a caesarean.

After the birth, many labour doulas will spend time helping mothers begin the breastfeeding process and encouraging bonding between the new baby and other family members.

What are the benefits of having a doula?

Numerous studies have documented the benefits of having a doula present during labour. A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, showed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. With the support of a doula, women were less likely to have pain-relief medications administered and less likely to have a caesarean birth. Women also reported having a more positive childbirth experience.

Other studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall caesarean rate by 50%, the length of labour by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.

Doulas often use the power of touch and massage to reduce stress and anxiety during labour. According to physicians Marshal Klaus and John Kennell, massage helps stimulate the production of natural oxytocin. The pituitary gland secretes natural oxytocin to the bloodstream (causing uterine contractions) and to the brain (resulting in feelings of well-being and drowsiness, along with a higher pain threshold).

Historically it was thought that intravenous oxytocin does not cross from the bloodstream into the brain in substantial amounts and, therefore, does not provide the same psychological benefits as natural oxytocin. However, more recent studies indicate that oxytocin administered nasally and/or intravenously may cross from the bloodstream into the brain. Nonetheless, doulas can help mothers experience the benefits of oxytocin naturally without the use of medication.

What about the father’s role when using a doula?

The role of the doula is never to take the place of husbands or partners in labour, but rather to complement and enhance their experience. Today, more husbands play an active role in the birth process. However, some partners prefer to enjoy the delivery without having to stand in as the labour coach.

By having a doula as a part of the birth team, a father is free to do whatever he chooses. Doulas can encourage the father to use comfort techniques and can step in if he wants a break. Having a doula allows the father to support his partner emotionally during birth and to also enjoy the experience without the added pressure of trying to remember everything he learned in childbirth class!

Are Doulas only useful if planning an unmediated birth?

The presence of a doula can be beneficial no matter what type of birth you are planning. Many women report needing fewer interventions when they have a doula. But be aware that the primary role of the doula is to help mothers have a safe and pleasant birth–not to help them choose the type of birth.

For women who have decided to have a medicated birth, the doula will provide emotional, informational, and physical support through labour and the administration of medications. Doulas work alongside medicated mothers to help them deal with potential side effects. Doulas may also help with other needs where medication may be inadequate because even with medication, there is likely to be some degree of discomfort.

For a mother facing a caesarean, a doula can be helpful by providing constant support and encouragement. Often a caesarean results from an unexpected situation leaving a mother feeling unprepared, disappointed, and lonely. A doula can be attentive to the mother at all times throughout the caesarean, letting her know what is going on throughout the procedure. This can free the partner to attend to the baby and accompany the newborn to the nursery if there are complications.


My Doula Training

I have recently completed my Doula Training with Tracey Donegan, founder Gentle Birth. I am presently outing this knowledge into practice. When I have supported three women in this momentous time, I will become a fully qualified and certified Doula.  Let me know if you would like to be one of these Women.

Homeopathic Remedies can help enormously in the run-up to the birth of a baby and in avoiding or reducing some of the problems associated with labour, as well as in dealing with post-natal symptoms. I offer this service along side my role as a Doula. 


€800   

Including two pre-birth visits, from labour to birth and one post-birth visit

Payment Plans Available