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Welcome to West Cork Midwifery Care, maternity care provided by community 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. Of course, you can always choose at any stage to give birth in hospital- whether for pain-relief or preference- and still have Deirdre’s personal one to one care, including antenatal visits and postnatal visits at home. All care is fully funded by the HSE.

 

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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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10 Things I wish you knew before you give birth

Do not disturb. When birth is undisturbed and the mother feels safe, the body releases hormones that help labour to progress efficiently and also releases endorphins that provide natural pain relief. This also reduces stress and increases feelings of pleasure. However, when birth is disturbed, interrupted or the mother feels unsafe; this causes fear and … Continue reading 10 Things I wish you knew before you give birth

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