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


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

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

Learn More13/03/2010


Pregnancy and birth experience with my second child.

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I became the Activities Coordinator for the Cork Simon Community.

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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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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (2 day) Training.

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Key Working and Care Planning Using Motivational Interviewing Skills

4 Day training course.

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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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June 2016

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

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January 2018

Launch of Amélie Nyhan Doula

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April 2018

Introduction to Aromatherapy in Childbirth Workshop

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Paediatric First Aid

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


'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

Newborn Care Specialist Training

Online training course with The Newborn Care Training Academy

Learn More10/04/2019

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

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

Certified as a Postpartum Doula with DONA International

This day, I received my Complete Postpartum Doula Certification.

Learn More31/03/2020

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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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.

Learn More08/04/2022

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.


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.