Preparing for Life Community Midwife

Community Midwife Programme

Better Finglas has a registered HSE midwife working in the local Finglas community providing a range of services to babies, expectant mothers, new parents and birthing partners . Mary has over 20 years experience working in hospital based and community maternity services both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. She has worked in The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital gaining experience and expertise in all areas of Midwifery, including Antenatal, Delivery suite and Postnatal. The community midwife provides ‘Preparing for Baby’ antenatal classes and Infant Massage classes.


‘Preparing for Baby’ Antenatal Classes

Our community midwife runs ‘Preparing for Baby’  workshops in the community every Monday afternoon in the Wellmount Health Centre, Finglas. Better preparation for birth leads to better birthing outcomes. Mary provides support through your pregnancy, childbirth and caring for baby in early days at home.

Topics covered in the workshops include;

  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Preparing for labour and birth
  • Caring for your baby
  • Looking after yourself during and after pregnancy

Preparing For Baby Workshop Flyer

If interested in registering for the next class, please contact:

Tel: 01 8642941 | Email: abcfinglas@barnardos.ie

Tel: 086 0261034 | Email: mary.callaghan@barnardos.ie


Baby Massage

Mary is also a Certified Infant Massage instructor trained by Baby Massage Ireland  which offers the highest professional standard of Infant Massage Instructor Training courses. Mary provides free baby massage classes in the community. The workshops are available to all pregnant women and their birthing partners in Dublin 11.

Baby massage greatly enhances the early bonding relationship between parents and caregivers and their babies. By using gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication, a wonderful bonding experience is shared along with many other benefits for the baby.

Baby massage is offered in a five week course where parents can learn basic massage techniques that they can use with their baby. Each class lasts approximately an hour and a half. All course equipment is provided. This includes organic massage oil, course handouts and tea/coffee and a sweet treat. Classes are baby led so you are free to tend to your baby as you need.

Baby Massage Flyer

If interested in registering for the next class, please contact:

Tel: 01 8642941 | Email: abcfinglas@barnardos.ie

Tel: 086 0261034 | Email: mary.callaghan@barnardos.ie