This is YOUR Postpartum!

Postpartum Certified Doula PCD(DONA)

Attending to your needs in the early days of parenting.
Giving you the time to grow into your new role.

  • Amélie Nyhan, Frankfield, Grange, Cork, Ireland
  • I Cover most of Cork City and Suburbs. If I can reach you by foot or with my E-Bike, then I cover your area.

Attending to your needs in the early days of parenting. Giving you the time to grow into your new role.

Vision Statement imageVision Statement imageVision Statement image
Pregnancy, birthing and becoming a parent, are life altering experiences. By taking full responsibility for the care of your newborn baby/child, you give new meaning and purpose to your own life and begin on a new, exciting and sometimes overwhelming journey.
Each individual woman inherently is the best mother to her own child(ren). This innate, natural mothering instinct is like a seed: full of potential, packed with everything it needs to thrive.
With some initial care, nurturing, validation and support, this potential will soon blossom into a life-long bond and secure attachment between mother and child. This in turn will foster personal growth, confidence and the ability for the woman to self-care, and to care for her family.
A supportive environment around woman and child, including fathers, life-partners and extended family members will enhance the growth of the newborn family.

From the birth of my own three children and my journey as a mother, derives my motivation and passion for women, birthing women, new mothers and their families, women’s mental and physical health, before, during and long after their pregnancies; whether they brought home their babies or not; whether they physically gave birth or adopted their child.
I have grown a deep appreciation for support in the early days home with a newborn baby and for real information and evidence based guidance.
I wish to be present, wholeheartedly and unconditionally to listen to new parents’ stories, to value and validate their choices and to inform them and educate them on matters regarding their role as mothers and fathers.
I also wish to support personal growth of each family member by giving value and meaning to their roles and lives within their unique family unit.
I wish to guide women, new mothers, towards becoming more confident and assertive in their role, I want to support their journey and make them feel nurtured, cared for and strong.
I wish to provide each family with a calm, self-assured and positive presence in the early weeks and months following the arrival of their child.

I am delighted to provide services in a sustainable and Green manner by cycling or walking to my clients.

Mission Statement

To offer attuned at-home postnatal care and practical support to each individual woman and her family, through the early days, weeks and months after the arrival of their new baby. Consequently, assisting mothers and parents in building the foundations of life-long confidence and good mental health, as well as a secure attachment with their baby and strong bonds between all family members.
The Newly Born Parent Package

The Newly Born Parent Package

This is the Royal treatment when it comes to your care and support after the arrival of your baby! Because you deserve it, you want it and you need it! Pre-book 20 hours per week and receive 10% off!

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Postpartum Doula Care hourly rate

Postpartum Doula Care hourly rate

Tailored practical support and companionship for your growing family. All the flexibility you need.

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Home birth Assistant Service

Home birth Assistant Service

Are you currently planning on a Home Birth and building your birthing team? This service will provide you and your birthing team with the care, support and guidance you truly wish for during your home birth.

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Focus on Food for your Golden Month

Focus on Food for your Golden Month

This special service is designed to focus on your postpartum recovery through expertly prepared meals in your home.

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Postpartum Nutrition food services

Postpartum Nutrition food services

Healthy and nutritious meals made freshly to order, cooked by someone else than yourself? Dig in to find out more!

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Gift certificate

Gift certificate

Give the gift of support to your friends, family and colleagues.

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Affirmation cards and gifts

Affirmation cards and gifts

Find me on Etsy to buy Affirmation Postcards and other pregnancy and motherhood gifts!

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Virtual Doula Services

Virtual Doula Services

As discovered during the Lockdown in 2020, there is great value in having a Virtual Doula, this is therefore I service I offer.

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Embrace a 'Slow Postpartum'

  •  14/06/2024 04:17 PM

What is Slow Postpartum and why you should embrace it!

The Brewer's Diet for pregnancy

  •  06/03/2023 01:14 PM

The Brewer's diet was designed by Dr Brewer in the 1980's. It is known for being a hight calorie pregnancy diet and is seen as controversial.

How to have a positive and empowering childbirth experience, no matter the circumstances.

  •  16/01/2021 02:29 PM

Simple ways to give yourself a positive birth experience.

Affirmations: What are they, and how to use them.

  •  20/06/2020 07:54 PM

Affirmations can be powerful when used wisely. find out how!

10 reasons why you may want to hire a Virtual Doula

  •  14/05/2020 02:44 PM

Your Doula, for either birth, the postpartum period or both is your ally, your guide and your reliable source of information. By hiring a Virtual Doula, you will secure what you need whilst protecting your personal space. 1. Doulas know how to access information. 2. Doulas are good at researching and sieve through information. 3. Doulas offer non-judgmental emotional support. 4. Not everyone wants the physical presence of their Doula. 5. "On-Call support", literally. 6. Compassion and connection, no matter the distance.

Tops Tips from a Postpartum Doula adapted to the current Health Crises.

  •  24/03/2020 02:14 PM

Our lives have been swept by a unique and strange situation. Bringing a new life under these conditions may feel stressful and complicated.

My Postpartum Doula journey: from feeling lost as a new mum to being a DONA International Certified Postpartum Doula

  •  06/03/2020 09:58 AM

Would you like to find out more about the process of becoming a Postpartum Doula?

I love Cooking! Don't you?

  •  19/02/2020 11:30 AM

Cooking and Nutrition are one of my interests, hobbies or maybe even passion!

The value of early postpartum support

  •  17/01/2020 11:30 AM

A reflection on the value support in the early days home with a newborn may bring a family

About me image
I was born in Northern France and lived there until I was 21 years of age. I studied Social Care in France and moved to Ireland in 2004 after finishing my last year in college.

I worked in the Hospitality sector for the first year and a half in West Cork and I learned to work under pressure, be disciplined and flexible.

In 2005 I returned to Social Care and studied in Cork Institute in Technology. I graduated in 2008 and worked for the Cork Simon Community Emergency Shelter. For the following 10 years, I worked with people who experienced homelessness or were at risk of becoming homeless, many of them facing complex issues, such as addiction and mental health issues.
I trained in Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Interviewing and Key working amongst others. I learned to work with unique individuals and constantly adapt to their needs and abilities, I practiced compassion and care, I expanded on my understanding of Humanity, and got to explore and gain outstanding experience from the most resilient people I have ever met.

In March of 2010, my first son was born. The pregnancy itself was a roller coaster of entire days and nights of sickness (who ever called it ‘morning’ sickness!), hospital trips and complete shock and exhaustion. The labour was induced when I was 41+3 and my little man was born some 36 hours later after a very long induction process, some unwanted but needed drugs, some epidural, some forceps and some episiotomy. I felt destroyed, on the brink of a mental breakdown and utterly blessed. This brand new little person was given to me to look after and he turned out to be an amazing teacher for first time parents. Intransigent about his needs, strict in regards his feeding patterns, committed to relentlessly teaching us to be parents day and night, for the first 2 years of his life. I learned so much back then and learnt much more again after, when, looking back I realised there was so much more (support, self-care, rest, help I could have had) and so much less (reading, trying to be perfect, trying to be strong, trying to do-it-all) I could have done.

When our second little man was conceived, I already knew more and better as to what I needed and wanted from my pregnancy, birth and beyond. I decided to be much more relaxed, in tune with myself and take the time to take it all in without overthinking. There was no induction, there were no drugs (except for an epidural that was asked for way too late and that actually didn't work!); labour was from start to finish about 6 hours long and after 12 hours in the maternity hospital I was going home. This little boy turned out to be the easiest baby to love and look after as from the moment he was born, he had decided that breastfeeding every 3 hours and napping in between was perfectly good enough.

When I was pregnant for the 3rd time, I was well prepared for a natural birth and believed in the incredible abilities my body and mind had.
This pregnancy was easier again, no sign of sickness or even of tiredness! I had to look at my huge belly to remember I was even pregnant! I laboured at home, very slowly and calmly. I was on the phone to my ‘DOMINO’ midwife throughout the day to keep her updated. Around 9pm we left our house for the hospital and our baby girl was born completely naturally at 9.45pm. The following morning at 10am, I was home again!
This little lady taught me to mother a girl after having had two boys. I wasn't prepared for the difference it would make to me as a person, and I had to deal with and come to terms with many emotions from the past and she led me to reflect on myself as a woman. For this I am grateful, as it walked me to the path of becoming a Doula.

Because, as I reflected upon myself and my life as female, I began to give much more meaning to the values of Support and Community, I began to attach much more meaning to the words Nurturing and Sharing. I reflected upon my journey from the point of view of now being a role model to a little girl, a woman from the future, enquiring what life could be for her, what values and morals her kind would show her and share with her. And this led me to the belief that true, genuine support and understanding are paramount amongst women but that it is lacking in the lives of so many of us.
From the birth of this little girl, and her brothers before her, derives my motivation and passion for women, birthing women, new mothers and their families, women’s mental and physical health, before, during and long after their pregnancies; whether they brought home their babies or not. I want to be present, fully and unconditionally to listen to their stories, to support and validate their choices and to inform them and educate them on all matters regarding their role as mothers and their needs and wants as women. I want to guide women, new mothers towards becoming more confident and assertive in their role, I want to support their journey and make them feel loved, cared for and strong.

Amélie Nyhan, PCD(DONA)

The Fourth Trimester Food

Online course designed by Kimberley Ann Johnson and Kate Pope.


Madriella Network Birth Doula Training

"A Madriella Birth Doula is a birth support specialist that is trained in multiple areas, allowing her to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. Our Doulas are also trained in partner support because we recognize that a new baby has an impact on the entire family."


Re certified with DONA International

Re-certification process with DONA International is every 3 years, it includes further education and ensures that your trained and certified Doula is up to date with the latest information and training to support you and your family.


Completed Breastmilk and the Infant Microbiome Course

Online course designed for birth and breastfeeding professionals. I learned from 7 top lactation scientists why human milk is so critical for a child's long-term health.


Nutrition for Doulas with Birth Art International

Nutrition is a science. Healthy bodies and healthy minds can be helped by a balanced, healthy and wholesome diet.

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HSE online Training Sessions

During the Covid-19 Lockdown in 2020, I attended a series of online training courses in regards health and safety

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Certified as a Postpartum Doula with DONA International

This day, I received my Complete Postpartum Doula Certification.

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Submitted My Postpartum Doula Certification Package

After three and a half year of studying and learning about the work of the Postpartum Doula according to the high standards and ethics of DONA International, and after having gained practical experience with Postpartum Families in Cork, I have completed my certification process.

Learn More17/01/2020

Basics of Lactation for Doulas Training Course

6 hours Online Training Course specifically aimed at Doulas. Approved by DONA International and one of the prerequisites for Postpartum Doula certification.

Learn More26/07/2019

Newborn Care Specialist Training

Online training course with The Newborn Care Training Academy

Learn More10/04/2019

'Kangaroula' training with NINO Birth

How can a trained professional advocate and 'speak' for the newborn infant ? Through skin-to-skin and Kangaroo care with his care givers, the newborn infant will have his natural needs met.

Learn More05/03/2019

Paediatric First Aid

Completed 1 day course in Paediatric First Aid, CPR and defibrillator for infants and children. This is valid for 2 years


April 2018

Introduction to Aromatherapy in Childbirth Workshop

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January 2018

Launch of Amélie Nyhan Doula

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June 2016

In June of 2016, I attended a three day workshop with DONA International.

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August 2015

Pregnancy and birth of my third child.

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October 2015

Friends of Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Buddy System training.

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Key Working and Care Planning Using Motivational Interviewing Skills

4 Day training course.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (2 day) Training.

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Mental Health First Aid

I attended a 2 day course to train as a Mental Health First Aider.

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I became the Activities Coordinator for the Cork Simon Community.

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Pregnancy and birth experience with my second child.

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Read on for my complete, raw, first pregnancy and birth story.

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In May 2007, I became a Project Worker for the Cork Simon Community Emergency Shelter.

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In September 2005, I first went to Cork Institute of Technology to attend a Hospitality Course. I soon realised I wanted to return to the Social Care field, and transferred into the Social Studies Department in November 2005.

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In April of 2004 I first came to Ireland. I settled in Clonakilty and there, I had my very first professional experiences.

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Brevet de Technicien Supérieur en Economie Sociale et Familiale

Two year Certificate course in Social Care and Home Economics, 2000 to 2002.

Learn More05/07/2002