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Embrace Motherhood

Suppporting parents through the antenatal & postnatal period

Because first moments matter....

Embrace Motherhood:
Providing support, empowerment, and information to nurture families through the antenatal period and into those first few months of transition into parenthood. We offer a variety of services to women and families across the Dublin area.

 

Our Story

Written by company founder Danielle Sullivan

As long as I can remember I have had a fascination with pregnancy and childbirth. In 2003 I commenced a degree in general nursing and after my placement on a maternity ward shadowing an amazing midwife I knew the fascination would lead to a career. In 2010 I began studying midwifery at Trinity College in Dublin. I qualified in 2012 and have worked in one of Dublin's busiest maternity hospitals since. In 2014 I qualified as an infant massage instructor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Although all of these qualifications somehow contributed to the skills I have gained and the passion I have, it was the pregnancy, birth and in particular the postnatal period after both of my children that I realised the need for extra support and care for mothers and their families. My aim is help women embrace their journey and to nurture them during the transition period that is becoming a mother. Motherhood is a privilege and simply beautiful but also forever life changing and not without its challenges. We feel women need support during this time more than any other time of their lives and we are here to provide this.

 

Our Services

Holding Tummy

Antenatal classes in your home

pregnancy, rest, people and expectation

Breastfeeding specific antenatal class

Happy Family Kiss Child, Pregnant Mother

Breastfeeding class for those who wish to try again

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Postnatal support visit

Mother Breastfeeding Baby

Postnatal breastfeeding consult

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Support for women with anxiety or depression

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Corporate service

 

Reviews

Positive Experiences

I met Danielle after my first child was born, she is an amazing lactation consultant and a foundation of knowledge on literally everything pre and postnatal. She gives sound, gentle & solid advice and offers such gentle, holistic care at a time when you are so vulnerable. She was amazing & helped calm my fears. I was so lucky to have her as my midwife again on my third baby. Again she helped me so much with feeding & general advice postnatal. I would highly recommend anyone to use her services during such a wonderful yet possibly challenging time.

Leisha Tapley, Sutton.

I was in the very fortunate position of having Danielle care for me after my first son was born. She has the kindest heart, the most beautiful manner and gives 100% of herself to her word. My son, Liam, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth and Danielle was so positive and supportive to me in those first few days. She encouraged me to breastfeed because she knew it was something I desperately wanted to do despite other staff pushing to give a bottle, she spent time with us, helping us with everything in the first few days, despite having many more patients to look after. I have since gone on to have two more children and I can honestly say that I have never received the same care as I received from Danielle.

Meadhbh Caseiro, Santry.

Three years ago I went through a high risk triplet pregnancy. It was terrifying & an emotional rollercoaster. I spent many long lonely hours in the pre labour unit which is where I met Danielle. She looked after me the night I had my first steroid shot when we feared the babies were coming at 28 weeks. She chatted with me & instantly I felt like we could be friends. She was so warm & caring whilst still ultra professional. I knew I was in safe hands. Our paths crossed over many weeks and I was lucky enough to have Danielle look after me for the few days right before the babies were delivered. No matter how sad & scared I was I knew Danielle was there to help, from holding my hand, to making me laugh while we had to do endless traces trying to catch 3 babies heart rates. Danielle is truly wonderful. She is one of my fondest memories from my pregnancy & I will remember & be grateful to her for being part of the team that gave us 3 healthy little miracles.

Janet Mahon, Raheny.

 

"The greatest joy is to become a mother; the second greatest is to be a midwife."

Norwegian Proverb