Online Antenatal Doula services with Maternity Expert Krysia Lynch


In these very difficult and uncertain times for pregnant people in Ireland I am taking my antenatal doula package on line. People need even more support from a trusted source than ever now. My prenatal doula package is designed to offer consistent support, education and information from the time you book me to the time you have your baby.

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My on line Doula Birth Mentoring Services – Childbirth Preparation Package includes:
  • A free consultation on the phone to decide whether I am a good match for you and your partner
  • Four online antenatal sessions to discuss your needs in labour and to help you draw up your birth preferences  and to focus on  birth preparation.
  • One free online postnatal session.

Topics covered include

  •  How to support early labour at home
  •  Proven Pain coping and breathing techniques for early labour
  •  How to recognize labour is becoming active
  • How to create a toolbox of physical support items you might use during early and active labour
  •  When to go to the hospital
  •  How to advocate for your partner
  •  How to understand information on the benefits and risks of procedures and interventions
  • How to avoid unnecessary routine interventions
  • How to best manage an induction
  • How to create an effective birth preference sheet
  • Strategies to cope with the unexpected such as a c birth
  • Effective massage and affirmation techniques
  • Seeing  birth as a rite of passage
  • Exploring  the time line of birth and how we move through from early labour to birthing the placenta,
  • Creating and using your own visualisation tools
  • Exploring attitudes to the intensity  and sensations of labour
  • Exploring strategies to cope with the intensity of birth. including physical, emotional and visualisation strategies.
  • Examining anxieties  and fears,
  • Finding our inherent coping skills,
  • Preparing a birth tool box,
  • Looking at the evidence base surrounding birth interventions
  • Understanding what pharmacological pain medications are available during labour in a hospital setting,
  • Exploring how to work with midwives and other staff you may meet on your journey,
  • Identifying what happens to your body and your baby as you move through labour and birth
  • Ensuring you are prepared for a cesarean birth should one occur.

Antenatal sessions last approximately two hours.

In addition:

  • One postnatal visit or phone consultation valued at €100 for free as part of the package

The charge for this service is €700, of which a non-refundable €200 deposit is due at booking. The remaining balance is due in two €250 instalments.