Tina-Marie Bruton

Tina-Marie is a student completing her diploma in Antenatal education with Antenatal Ireland and is offering student small group classes in Cork. She is a birth and postpartum doula and absolutely passionate about all things birth related! Providing evidence based information to expectant parents is the primary focus of Tina-Marie’s drive, so that the parents she works with can make their own informed decisions. That can be applied before, during and after your baby(ies) arrives. She prides herself on providing a welcoming environment to nurture adult learning so that everyone attending her workshops will learn in their own way, at their own pace. 
She is a long term volunteer of Cuidiú (2017), sits as the student representative on the Cuidiú Antenatal Sector Panel and can support you as you build your community at this momentous time. She is mum to two kids and is based in Cork. 

Nicky McEntee

Nicky is a qualified Antenatal Educator and Postpartum Doula. Her career of working with expectant parents, new parents and newborn babies spans over twenty years when she began working as a nanny is the south Dublin. During this time, she realised that the parents needed her support too. Her role evolved and merged into  nurturing , supporting and empowering both the parents and their babies. The next natural step was to  further her training to get a diploma in Antenatal Education and qualify as a Postpartum Doula. She volunteers with Cuidiu Mullingar where she runs Birth Reflection evenings and Bumps & Babes meet ups.

Nicky offers in-person classes in Westmeath, across Leinster and online classes too. She offers private classes in the comfort of the client’s own homes. Her classes are fun, interactive, where she empowers her clients to make informed decisions. She fosters an open, warm, respectful, and trusting environment, where everyone is welcome. 

Germaine Reidy Creevy

Germaine is an antenatal educator based in New Ross and is the antenatal rep of Cuidiú’s Waterford branch since 2012.  She developed her skills and competency over two decades as a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA) both in Ireland and in San Francisco.  In her classes, Germaine promotes physiological birth and also provides evidence-based information to assist women navigate the various local maternity services and options available. She is passionate about the wellbeing, emotional health and the bonding process between parents and their newborn baby/babies. Classes on offer include online 1:1 privates, one-day or weekend antenatal courses, Relax Stretch Breathe classes, VBAC and breastfeeding workshops. She also sees clients privately for pregnancy and ayurvedic massage therapy, teaches baby massage courses, volunteers on the Cuidiú antenatal sector panel and is mom to a primary school age son. 

Mim Hanan Moran

Mim qualified as an antenatal teacher in 2005 and has been enjoying facilitating different formats of antenatal classes ever since. Mim feels very strongly that women have the right to be cared for with respect and autonomy for their own body and their own choices. Her classes are focussed on Informed Decision-Making and building confidence and skills for labour, birth and early parenting. Mim is also a doula, birth trauma resolution practitioner, tutor on the Antenatal Ireland teacher training program, and a mum of five. She facilitates classes in both North & South Dublin.

Moira McLoughlin

Moira is a qualified Antenatal Educator offering group classes in Malahide, North Dublin and private classes in the comfort of clients’ own homes. She thoroughly enjoys turning her passion for pregnancy and childbirth into informative and supportive classes for parents-to-be. Moira is also a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with Cuidiu, a certified infant massage instructor and a certified kids yoga instructor, allowing her to continue supporting parents after the birth of their baby. Moira is a mum to three fabulous children who ensure life is busy and exciting.

Niamh Cassidy

Niamh is an Antenatal Educator offering group classes in North Dublin and private classes in the comfort of clients’ own homes in the Greater Dublin area. She is also an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor. She is passionate about evidence-based care and believes that parents should be encouraged and supported to make decisions that feel right for them. She has a keen interest in Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC), as well as supporting those who need, or choose, caesarean birth. Niamh is also a qualified Mindfulness in Pregnancy instructor and has a special interest in supporting neurodivergent families in their pregnancy and postpartum journeys.

Niamh Healy

Niamh has been teaching antenatal classes since 2005 and tutoring trainee antenatal teachers since 2013. Her weekly Pregnancy Relax Stretch Breathe classes integrate yoga-based movement, antenatal education, practical skills, and socialising for expectant mothers and are unique in North Dublin. She loves watching how a mother’s confidence in her ability to birth her baby grows week-on-week while also feeling more empowered and making friends. She is the author of www.bump2babe.ie The Consumer Guide to Maternity Services in Ireland. This guide serves as a comprehensive resource for information on all Irish maternity care providers, helping parents make informed decisions about their care during pregnancy, childbirth, and after their baby is born. In 2016, Niamh was featured in the Irish Times, where she shared her philosophy on birth. Niamh is also a Baby Massage Instructor. Additionally, she helps parents recover after birth trauma. She is a mother of three adult children.

Aoife Clifford

Aoife is a qualified antenatal educator and teaches in North Wicklow mainly Bray & Greystones. She is passionate about birth and postpartum support. Aoife is also passionate about supporting parents in making informed decisions about their birth and parenting journeys.

At the heart of Aoife’s classes is inclusion, she aims to create a safe space for everyone and welcomes all parents no matter how their baby comes into the world.  

Aoife understands how rest and nourishment is important for expecting parents and runs pregnancy retreats throughout the year in Wicklow.

Aoife is especially interested in strengthening our community connections and volunteers as a Cuidiú breastfeeding counsellor and parent supporter. Aoife also teaches baby massage classes that highlight the importance of connection and communication with our babies from birth.
Aoife lives in Bray with her husband, three children and cat.

Sarah McCann

Sarah qualified as an antenatal teacher in 2006 and now has a wealth of experience in teaching a variety of antenatal class formats. She is passionate about women making the choices in pregnancy and birth that are right for her and her family. In order to do this, a woman needs to be informed. It is her aim that her class participants gain this important information in an interesting and enjoyable way. Sarah teaches a combo of antenatal education and hypnobirthing in north Dublin, is a practicing homebirth midwife, and is mum to 4 grown up offspring.

Tara Durkin

Tara is a qualified Cuidiú Childbirth Educator and Advanced Breastfeeding Counsellor with more than a decade of experience supporting families in Galway along their pregnancy, birth and parenting journeys. Tara firmly believes in the right of expectant and new parents to independent, evidence-based information on all their options, so they can make choices that are right for them.
Her classes in Galway support women and partners in making informed decisions, learning
practical skills and building confidence for labour, birth and early parenting. They are also a
wonderful opportunity to connect into a community of parents and an ongoing support network.
Tara is also a doula, lactation consultant (IBCLC), birth trauma healing (BTR) practitioner and
mother to three teenagers. She is co-facilitator of the Cuidiú Galway breastfeeding group in
Westside and Bumps & Babes group in Salthill.

Gemma Doyle

Gemma is an Antenatal Ireland Educator running courses in Co. Wexford.  She offers group as well as private courses in clients’ own homes.  All classes are focused on informed decision making and knowing how to make the choices that feel right for you. These classes are fun, non-judgemental and cover all aspects of labour, birth, newborn care while also focusing on partner support and the postpartum period. Gemma is also a certified Birth, Postpartum and advanced VBAC doula. She runs Birth Reflection classes and is a 3 Step Rewind Facilitator. Gemma is also a busy mum of two.

Fidelma Whelan

I’m Fidelma, Antenatal Educator, postpartum Doula and mum of 3.  I discovered Antenatal Ireland, the antenatal branch of Cuidiú after discovering Cuidiú after the birth of my third child and decided to train with them to become an Antenatal Educator in the hopes of empowering parents to have a positive pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. I hold my classes in South Dublin and online and offer small group and 1 to 1 settings.  I am also a qualified Post-Partum Doula, as I believe the postpartum period needs as much support as the antenatal and birth periods. I am passionate about assisting parents in finding their right pregnancy and birth journey, and in facilitating them in building the knowledge and skills they need to make the right informed decisions for them. 

I got involved in Cuidiú after the birth of my third child in 2018, and realized what a wonderfully supportive group it was, for parents and carers from all walks of life and not just solely focused on breastfeeding. I found their coffee mornings a great way of getting out, chatting and meeting others and appreciated their P2P supporters when I was feeling worn down by hum-drum life with three small kids. I am still involved in my local branch, running coffee mornings and Birth Reflection Meetings.