"I truly don't know how to thank you for all you have done to help me bring my baby into this world exactly how I wanted to. For me, just knowing you were there to honour my wishes gave me the opportunity to believe in my body even more.
You did not overwhelm me with information and saw a little goes a long way with me - being able to read me when really i didn't give you much to go on. You were, I feel, the reason I was able to do it all. My calm, stable rock in a world that doubts women's bodies - you are an amazing human." Claire, Roscommon (Birth)
"Thank you for helping us find our way and take our first steps as a family. You have been a treasured part of your family during the fourth trimester. We couldn't have done it without you." New mum, Mayo (Postnatal)
"I wholeheartedly recommend Mairéad as a postnatal doula. She is a beautiful person inside and out. We had Mairéad as a postnatal doula following the birth of our first baby in June 2021. Mairéad was part of our family for almost all of the fourth trimester, from week 2 to week 11.
She initially did 3 days a week with us , then 2 and then reluctantly after nearly 3 months, we realised our family had reached a point where we could manage on our own. I am certain we reached this point of flow and ease because of Mairéad. She was very sensitive to our needs and was flexible throughout her time with us.
She was exceptionally supportive and attentive with all of us, my husband, my baby and even with my pets.
I had a C-section and honestly, I don't think I would have recovered as well without Mairéad's help. She was like a fairy, the load always felt lighter after she had been. She was wonderful with my baby, minded her so I could sleep and wash (things a new mammy really needs). My baby girl loved her cuddles with Mairéad and I felt content resting when she was looking after her. She also helped my keep on top of the house and laundry.
She was full of little tips for the kitchen. She cooked us so many nourishing meals I have lost count. She would batch cook so that there was food for the days she wasn't at our home. We had fun picking out recipes together.
She helped me so much on my breastfeeding journey, sat with me on hard days and offered kindness and encouragement.
I decided on a postnatal doula as I didn't have any family nearby for support, but having had Mairéad's support, I can hands down say that every new mammy needs a Mairéad! She is simply MAGIC! Thank you so much for all that you have done and for helping us find our way through those early days." Abaigéal, Mayo (Postnatal)
"Thank you so much for all your support, help, love and interest in my pregnancy and labour! I really couldn't have done it without you and I will be forever grateful. We both will!" Natalie, Galway (Birth)
"Thank you so much for all your help, support and kindness over the last few months. You have been a Godsend and we will all miss you so much. Not only were you a great doula but you are now a great friend. The boys have been so lucky to get to spend time with you and you will be greatly missed. Thank you for everything. Anyone will be lucky to have you as a doula." Jennifer - Galway (Postnatal)
"Here we are at the end of our journey. I have learnt so much from you and I will be eternally grateful for your warmth and understanding shown to baby and I. It is hard to let go but hopefully we can maintain our friendship. You are a fantastic doula. You will always be part of our family. You were medicine to my wounds." Sarah, Galway (Postnatal)