Marie Drake Boyle RGN, H.Dip Midwifery, H. Dip Public Health Nursing Reflexologist MNRRI

061 382081 / 087 2805990

Baggotstown, Bruff, Co. Limerick e:


Limerick One to One Antenatal Classes

These one to one private classes are individual classes which can be attended by you, on your own or with your birth partner.  Classes are held here near Bruff Co. Limerick, mornings or evenings by appointment. You can take the lead in what information and guidance you need, to allow you to approach childbirth and parenthood in a positive and confident manner for the first or subsequent time. Take a look at the options below but you can  contact me by phone or email to discuss your individual needs.

Aoife and Liam enjoying a one-to-one class with Marie

Aoife and Liam enjoying a one-to-one class with Marie

Full One to One Antenatal Class 

This private one to one session is suitable for first time couples, who are unable to attend a full day antenatal class, or for couples looking to do a refresher class. The content is similar to the full day 6 hour class but is reduced into 4 hours instruction. You will receive a complete comprehensive information pack. This class can be delivered in one 4 hour session or 2 two hour sessions . 

4 hour class - €220  

Content inludes;

  • Third Trimester & How your baby is positioned before birth

  • Understanding normal labour

  • Interventions such as speeding up labour, induction,

  • Caesarean Section/ Assisted delivery

  • Coping skills for labour / Breathing and Relaxation techniques

  • Birth partner's role

  • Pain relief in Labour

  • Birth Plan / What to bring to hospital

  • Mum; what to expect afterwards; physically & emotionally

  • Baby; The early days, bonding & getting to know your baby

  • Baby checks, Baby care; practical instruction

  • Infant feeding/Breastfeeding


Limerick Labour Preparation Class

This labour preparation class can be attended by

  • First time parents, who wish to prepare for their individual birth experience with a stand alone class or who have already attended classes but wish to learn some extra coping and relaxation techniques.

  • Parents expecting second or subsequent baby who wish to reflect on their first birth experience, and learn new techniques to boost confidence heading into the next birth experience.

 Classes vary in length from 90 minutes to 3 hours depending on your needs. 

By attending this class, you will understand the normal labour process, deviations from the norm, pain relief and we will pay particular attention to coping and relaxation techniques and effective breathing skills. Following this class you feel confident to make decisions with regard to your own birth experience, and will feel emotionally prepared for labour and the birth of your baby.   

Content may include all or some of the following;

  • Understanding normal labour and birth

  • Interventions in labour; induction, assisted delivery, caesarean section, VBAC.

  • Preparing for and 'when to go' to hospital,

  • Coping skills for labour and birth

  • Role of birthing partner

  • Breathing technique - practical instruction

  • Relaxation techniques including acupressure, meditation, visualisation, affirmations. (practical instruction)

  • Pain relief options

  • Birth plan


Fees : one to one classes; Please enquiry to discuss your needs and receive full cost quotation. Fees in part can be claimed back through some health insurance cover. Please check with your insurance provider.