About Louise Murphy

I'm a Women's Health Physio, Gentlebirth Instructor and Doula. If you'd like to attend a Gentlebirth workshop in Tipperary or Limerick with me, come along to pregnancy pilates or join my online pregnancy pilates programme, get in touch! You can contact me on 0879229708 or email louise@mindingmums.com or see my workshop dates on www.gentlebirth.com/louisemurphy

A Speedy Arrival for a First Time Mum!

Another lovely birth story this month – a little lady in a big rush to meet her mum and dad!

Hi Louise,

Baby G arrived on Wednesday morning at 4.30am! Had been listening to the tracks every day, had a feeling something was happening – woke at 1.30am in the morning with mild pains and my […]

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A Positive Early Arrival!

Another beautiful birth story. This couple came to my Limerick Gentlebirth workshop and their little boy was in such a hurry to arrive, he made his own plan! Gentlebirth parents know that a positive birth is defined by the parents and that even if the unexpected happens, they’ve got the tools to rock their […]

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Gentle Induction

Love hearing birth stories like this! These parents came to my Gentlebirth workshop in Limerick.

Hi Louise,

We have baby news!  We had a bouncy baby boy, A, 6lbs 14ozs on 30/06/16.  He was born 2 days after due date and it started with some gel in hospital but everything else went naturally and almost exactly […]

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Exercises for Pregnancy Pelvic Girdle Pain

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages – since I wrote my other two blog posts on pregnancy pelvic girdle pain, which you can read here and here. But I’ve finally got round to it this month after a lovely holiday!

I always recommend an individual assessment with a knowledgeable healthcare provider (preferably someone who […]

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Avoid Being Hangry in Labour!

What do you know about eating and drinking in labour? Or had you thought about it at all? Labour can be long and we need to make sure that mums have enough energy to keep going. Check out some ideas and information here!

10 Things That Dads Learn In a Gentlebirth Workshop

Birth partners are so important when it comes to having a positive birth experience. Ever wondered how you can help your partner to bring your baby into the world as calmly and gentle as possible? Come to a Gentlebirth Workshop!

A ‘Guesstimate’ or an Estimate?

Your 'due date'.The day you will probably meet your baby!! Or not. Did you know that only 4% of the babies arrive on their due date. This is because it turns out we're not as good as predicting babies' birthdays as we thought we were. There are several ways of estimating when your baby might arrive and some are more reliable than others. Check them out here.

Perineal Massage for a Better Birth?

If you're pregnant, you've probably heard of perineal massage. There's loads of information out there on perineal massage and its effectiveness for reducing perineal damage or stitches during birth. But does it really work?

7 Reasons You Should Carry Your Baby in a Sling

Aren't slings just for hippy mums? Definitely not! Here are some reasons why you and your baby will love a sling.

For Crying Out Loud!

Coping with Crying
It’s hard having a baby who cries a lot. Anyone who tells you “you’ll get used to it” or “after a while you won’t need sleep any more”, is most definitely LYING! Of course crying is distressing for parents. In fact, listening to an infant crying has actually been shown to cause […]

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