Home birth can be a safe option for low risk, healthy women. Research has shown giving birth at home resulted in fewer interventions, low rates of caesarean sections and more chance of a "normal birth" compared with women who gave birth in an obstetric unit (The Birthplace Cohort Study 2011).
The home birth service provided by the HSE is free of charge to the mother as long as the eligibility criteria is met.
If you are thinking of having a home birth, get in touch for further details or log onto
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete in-depth antenatal preparation course designed to release fear and build confidence during birth.
As well as understanding the changes your body goes through during labour, it is important to include the mind, and how you can utilize this in order to stay calm and relaxed throughout labour and birth.
AH Midwifery offers a face-to-face course to help you and your partner get ready for the arrival of your little bundle of joy.
Alternatively, you can follow an online course to fit into the demands of a busy lifestyle. Click onto to sign up for the online package.
New course dates coming in 2019.
The transition into parenthood can be a daunting thought for any soon-to-be mother and father. We provide a half day class that focuses on the practical skills to get you ready for when you bring your new arrival home.
Everything from post-birth care for mum to practical sessions on baby baths and everything in between will be covered during the day, as well as a session on infant feeding (breastfeeding and formula). Get in touch to learn more about the parentcraft classes starting in 2019.