January 2018

The Mother Side / 2018 / January

We are VERY excited to be welcoming the wonderful Deborah Pryn of Boldly Glow Birthing to the Mother Side team! Deborah is a mum of two and a hypnobirthing and pre and post natal relaxation teacher. She has worked with over 200 couples and 90 midwives and she is passionate about helping women to feel calm and in control during pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Deborah felt very isolated and lonely after her first baby and values having a support network of other lovely women around her. She believes that having a safe, fun space to go...

The Mother Side is recruiting! We are looking for a creative, energetic and dynamic assistant (read SUPERHERO) to join our growing team! We need someone who is: An experienced self-employed virtual assistant - used to working remotely and online via Skype / Zoom. A total powerhouse and will always get the important stuff done. Able to get us all organised and set up systems where needed to keep everything running like clockwork. Creative, full of ideas and has an eye for design. Tech savvy and able to pick up new IT systems...

Canavan family of 5! As I learned quite quickly after Fionn, most people don't want to hear a positive birth story. It's almost as if you're shamed for having an 'easy' time of it, and you're 'bragging' and giving people 'false hope'. DaithÍ and I, 12 hours before Tadhg was born As I learned after Daithí, most people love to hear the horror stories, everyone has an awful story to share, each one more traumatic than the last, as if it's a competition. Growing up in Ireland, with a maternity health care system like something from the dark ages, believe me,...

I work with some amazingly determined, inspiring women. As a breastfeeding counsellor, I am often supporting women who are struggling with breastfeeding. And I am constantly in awe of the resolution and persistence many mothers have to overcome challenges to meet their babies’ needs. Some of those mothers, with a little support, guidance and practice, quickly move to a place of comfort and enjoyment and they don’t look back. But some of them just don’t. Some of them need incredible determination to overcome problems and difficulties. Some go far beyond what even...