Welcome to West Cork Midwifery Care, maternity care provided by midwife Deirdre O’Leary Vos. If you are pregnant and would like personal prenatal care or wish to have a home birth- feel free to contact Deirdre.

Deirdre provides one-to-one personal care, including antenatal visits and postnatal visits at home. All care for the HSE Home Birth Service is fully funded by the HSE.

Additional care and services are also available for clients with private Health Insurance, including: Extra maternity care package, Birth preparation classes, Rebozo classes, Extra post partum care & Lactation support,  Tongue Tie release.


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“Deirdre was my midwife for both my home births. She was so calming and empowering. She helped eliminate all my fears around birthing. My husband and I will be eternally grateful for her help and support.”

“Imagine giving birth in the comfort of your own home, with only loved ones around you. Now imagine going to sleep in your own bed after you shower and enjoy your favorite snack. Your sheets, your home smells, your family. That’s what birthing at home was for my family. And all with Deirdre’s help. Thank you!”

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