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Every birth is special. Whether it's at hospital or at home, each baby's arrival is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated. No matter how you deliver your baby, you can benefit from having a doula present. As your birth doula I will support, inform and nurture you through pregnancy, labour and delivery and the early days with your newborn. As your postnatal doula I will help you navigate the fourth trimester and your journey to becoming a new mother with a calm reassurance that this is a time of transition but you will grow and thrive with my support. 

About Me

Mairéad Kavanagh


Following the births of my three young daughters, I trained with DONA International as a birth and postnatal doula.  Over a decade of work previously in senior administrative roles in Galway University Hospitals has given me a significant insight into how hospitals and health services function.

Based in Galway , I offer personalised prenatal, birth and postnatal care across the west of Ireland. I give you and your family the support and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labour and life with your new baby. To find out more, please get in touch.

Hand on Bump

Prenatal Visits

We begin our relationship with a commitment -free meeting.

From there, I take the time to get to know you and stay in close contact. As your doula, I offer you personal support, encouragement and information and address your concerns.

During your pregnancy, your health and wellbeing are my priority.


Labour and birth support

I provide you with continuous emotional and physical support during labour. By answering your questions, I hope to make your experience as calm and positive as possible. I can provide you with equipment to use during labour including a tens machine, birth ball and peanut ball. I can also use specific acupressure and massage techniques. 

Mother and Baby

Postnatal Support

Studies have shown that postnatal doulas make a huge impact on a mothers' wellbeing .

In the early days and weeks of your newborn's life, I can come to your home to assist and support you. My aim is to help you feel confident in your new role as a parent during this time of adjustment.

I can help:

  • establish feeding

  • perform light household duties

  • prepare meals

  • look after the baby while you nap or shower

  • and provide contacts for other local services and groups. 


086 6824734