Louise Lotty is a mama to two little boys as well as a GentleBirth hypnobirthing instructor, postpartum doula and founder of Luna Birth Services. Louise has used hypnobirthing in both of her very different birth experiences with great success. She is passionate about supporting women and their partners towards an […]

“Thankfully, the pandemic has not impacted on the HSE Home Birth service too much,” says Community Midwife Elke Hasner. “We are still keeping our women, dads and families safe at home.”  The midwives follow a strict Covid-19 protocol. “I remember the strange feeling when I, and my second midwife, donned […]

Retired female Covid refugee Kay Raffell, 67, usually lives in New Zealand but this summer found herself travelling around Ireland on her bicycle. When her bike broke down, Kay found herself stranded in Clonakilty but because of the kindness of strangers, she was very well looked after and soon on […]