A real passion for what I do!
I’ve always had a fascination with all things Mum and Baby and have been working with newly delivered parents for over 20 years now. After I specialized as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse in 1996 my fascination grew deeper and in 1999 I graduated with BSc Hons Degree in Midwifery. Early years of my training, education, and working life were based in London and Sydney and in 2001 I returned home to Ireland. Since my return I’ve predominately worked as a Community Midwife for one of Dublin’s busiest maternity units, looking after Mums in the antenatal and postnatal disciplines.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to see first-hand the benefits of yoga and massage. I was first introduced to baby massage as a Neonatal Nurse in 1995 where parents of sick and preterm babies were taught containment holds and massage techniques to quiet and calm their little baby. The effects were immediate and their road to recovery was notably less eventful.
"The importance of Physical and mental Preperation"
I’m a firm believer in preparing for birth which involves both physical and mental preparation. Prenatal Yoga and Natural Birth Preparation Classes empower women for their big day and I see their benefits first hand on a daily basis. Postnatal Yoga, Baby Yoga and Infant Massage Classes are a great way to get fit, get out and about and meet other new parents, and get to know your baby even more. I’ve always had a special interest in breastfeeding and a large part of my day as a Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant involves supporting new Mums establish lactation.
- Registered Midwife
- Registered General Nurse
- Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse
- Lactation Consultant
- Basic Life Support Teacher
- Perinatal Yoga Instructor
- Baby Yoga Instructor
- Baby Massage Instructor
- Baby Wearing Instructor
- Baby Reflex Instructor
- Massage Therapist
- Vinyasa Yoga Instructor
- An Bord Altranais
- International Board of Lactation Consultants
- Irish Heart Foundation
- International Association of Infant Massage
At the Mum and Baby Sanctuary I endeavour to offer a variety of services and classes within suitable timeframes for the Mums-to-be during pregnancy through to the early postnatal period. Yoga classes are run on weekly basis; Consultations on an ‘as required’ basis and Infant Massage, Natural Birth Preparation, The Happy Baby and Breastfeeding Workshops are run on a regular basis.
I have hired Aileen's expertise as a lactation consultant to help me breastfeed my newborn. She is the sweetest and most professional lactation consultant I've met through my breastfeeding journey. If it wasn't for her help, reassurance and support I believe my son wouldn't be where we are now, nearly 9 months on. Thank you!
Really enjoyed the prenatal yoga classes... Breathing really helped in d early stages of labour... Tanks Aileen x
Loved the pre natal yoga classes aileen is fantastic at what she does!
Really enjoyed yoga helped me so much and was really nice to chat to other mammys aileen is amazing and always felt so relaxed after classes xx