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Hi, I'm Tara Durkin

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I’m a Birth Doula, Cuidiú Antenatal Ireland Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner in Galway city. I am a mother of three with a background as a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor with Cuidiú and maternity rights advocate. I’ve been helping other parents to reach their breastfeeding goals for 10+ years, and helping them to learn about their birth options for nearly two decades.

I know personally how valuable it can be to have an experienced guide alongside you to help navigate the various considerations and challenges that can come up in pregnancy and early parenting. Someone there to listen, to connect you to evidence-based information and resources, to be a sounding board for your concerns and then to help you make a plan to meet your goals – can make all the difference for positive birth, breastfeeding and postnatal experiences. It’s a privilege to be able to offer this support.

I work with women, pregnant people and families to help them feel empowered to make informed decisions about pregnancy birth infant feeding early parenting
What I do

Services I offer

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Antenatal Classes

Independent, evidence-based antenatal education helping you and your partner build confidence in birth and early parenting and linking you into a supportive network.

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Doula Support

Providing a continuity of emotional, physical and educational care in pregnancy, labour & birth. A doula on your support team means having consistent, nonjudgmental help at hand.

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Helping you along your unique breastfeeding journey with expert, compassionate lactation support to meet your feeding goals, from breastfeeding preparation to helping you find solutions to any challenges that arise. 

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Birth Trauma Support

Gentle and empowering therapeutic support for women and partners who have experienced birth- or postnatal-related trauma. Offering Debrief and Birth Trauma Resolution (BTR) sessions.

How I do it

Why choose me?

Gold Standard Classes

My antenatal classes are independent, interactive, and rich with information on all your options. I adhere to the principles of adult education and ensure gold standard classes through regular peer review with Antenatal Ireland.

Non-judgemental support

I will never judge you or your family’s decisions. I offer counselling, support and information to guide you to make the best decisions for you and your family, so you can be the parents you want to be. 

Evidence based information

All of information given at my classes, consults and therapy sessions has been backed up by research so you know you are getting the most up-to-date, evidence-based information at all times.

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