Active Birth Workshops

Preparation is key for a positive birth experience.  Our Active Birth Workshops for expectant couples give parents-to-be practical tools and up-to-date information to prepare for birth and parenthood.  The workshops are limited to a small number of couples (women plus their birth partners) so that we can give individual attention to everyone attending.  Our combined experience as professionals and mothers plus our commitment to supporting parents in their journey to parenthood make this workshop an informative, enriching, nurturing experience not to be missed.  Our next workshop takes place on Saturday December 3rd 2016 from 2-6pm in St Gabriels Parish Centre, Clontarf, Dublin 3.  





  • Gain in-depth understanding of the birthing process

  • Learn breathing and relaxation techniques

  • Practise useful positions for labour and birth

  • Build self and couple confidence

  • Understand your birth preferences

  • Prepare for early parenthood and breastfeeding

Our Team
Colette Donnelly, RGN, RM, SECM, IBCLC

Colette Donnelly is a Midwife with 12 years experience. She has been practising as a Self-Employed Community Midwife for the past 7 years. Colette has been a Lactation Consultant for 15 years and was a breastfeeding councillor with La Leche League of Ireland.  She is mother to 4 grown children. All of her combined wisdom as a mother, midwife, lactation consultant and breastfeeding supporter, has lead her to believe fundamentally in womens natural ability to birth and to understand the huge importance of supporting parents in their transition to parenthood.

Fiona Maguire, Yoga Teacher

Fiona Maguire is a certified Hatha and Peri-natal Yoga instructor, who has been teaching Yoga for 7 years. In 2012 she enjoyed a natural labour, using yoga postures and deep breathing to guide her, and birthed her first baby in a birthing pool at home in her living room, under the care of her midwife. Since this amazingly empowering experience she has come to realize the benefits of yoga and positive birth preparation for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Now Mum to two young children, Fiona is passionate about empowering mothers and their birth partners with the confidence to birth and parent with ease and joy.