CONSCIOUS MAMMA DOULA
Lydia offers doula care and personal consultations, assisting pregnant and new mums and their families find their feet, on the inside and the outside.
Life Transition: coaching and emotional support, guiding you through the major life-shifting transition of pregnancy and easing you towards motherhood.
Birth Work: informing, training and demonstrating, helping you plan your labour, unlock your birth preferences, start to train your brain to manage the intensity of labour and birth, understand some non-medical approaches that can complement your chosen medical route.
Partner Empowerment: showing partners comfort measures for labour, facilitation of the mother’s birth preferences and relentless encouragement.
Baby Days: helping you get organised for the arrival of your baby in areas including:
local services, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, teething, setting up systems in your home, shifting family dynamics in immediate and extended family, hiring help, easy meals, holidaying with a baby, exercise, self care, household products, maternity clothes, baby wearing and carrying. And if you are curious about an area that I can’t help you with, I’ll gladly direct you to someone or somewhere that will.
Birth Attendance: on call for 5 weeks around your due date (weeks 37 - 42), supporting labour at home, transfer into hospital, attending birth and staying for a few hours post delivery for breastfeeding latching, shower, transfer to bed on ward, family support and bonding etc.
CONSCIOUS MAMMA POST PARTUM DOULA
Your post partum doula helps you adjust physically, mentally, emotionally, environmentally and dynamically after your baby has arrived. This can be everything from breastfeeding advice, to a guided healing meditation, to washing the dishes!
All services are available in person throughout Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare.The Online Doula (link to The Online Doula).
Lydia offers all of the above personal support, consultations and partner empowerment training online, through Skype, except for obviously there is no birth attendance. Working virtually is incredibly effective and we can even do a virtual tour of your house!
Housekeeping: All fees are currently at a reduced rate while Lydia completes doula certification (Dec 2016). 50% paid at time of booking and 50% paid Week 38. We are fully insured for women’s wellness services and meditation teaching.
Lydia Kiernan is a dynamic and compassionate expert in women’s wellness, a birth worker, teacher, trainer, coach and doula (qualifying 2016) with over 10 years’ experience holding professional space. She has worked with over 2,500 women and emerging leaders across Ireland, Europe, India and Africa helping them transform their inner and outer lives.
As a wife, mother and homebirther she understands the changes and challenges that birth and parenting bring to a woman’s emotional and mental health, to her sense of identity, her relationship with herself and the wider family dynamic. Lydia’s vision is to combine her expertise in human nature with the practical challenges of motherhood in today’s world and deliver professional, mindful work that uplifts and strengthens women’s wellbeing. Her style has been described as “engaging, warm and wonderfully positive”… “extremely perceptive, adapting her approach and energy to what’s needed most at any point in time.”
The Online Doula
- Personal preparation and support throughout pregnancy and post partum
- Online, 60 mins (3 x ante natal, 3 x post partum)
CONSCIOUS MAMMA DOULA
- Personal preparation and support throughout pregnancy and birth
- At client’s home
- 2 x ante natal sessions ( Birth, 1 x post partum)
POST PARTUM DOULA
- Personal support for mum, her family and home, after the birth
- At client’s home
- 90 mins , 3 - 6 visits
A Mindful Tour-Guide Through Pregnancy
Would you like to take time-out and give yourself some time-in? Are you longing for a deeper connection to yourself and to your baby? Would you like to focus your wild and wonderful mind and start brain training for birth?”
Conscious Mamma’s wisdom and guided meditations bring you on a healing and mindful journey across your inner landscape.
"At this time, when so much attention is given to your physical body and your growing baby, we know that the mental and emotional changes are just as important. Come along and let Conscious Mamma's wisdom bring you on a supportive and mindful tour-guide across your inner landscape."