About me

I am Moira McLoughlin, owner of Pregnancy to Parenthood. I am a mother of 3, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), an antenatal educator, a baby massage instructor and a holistic sleep coach. I am here to support you on your journey from pregnancy to parenthood with a listening ear, compassion and evidence based information.

I offer a variety of private consultations and classes. My aim is to inform and empower you to make decision that are right for you and your family.  I also volunteer with the parent support charity Cuidiu and am a member of the Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland.

My Classes

Information and support are the foundations of a positive birth and parenting experience.

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Antenatal Classes

An empowering one day class filled with information and skills to help you prepare for the birth of your baby.

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Breastfeeding Workshop

An interactive workshop covering the information and skills needed for a successful breastfeeding journey.

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Baby Massage Classes

A five week class where you and your baby enjoy the many benefits of baby massage. This is a beautiful way to relax and bond with your baby.

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Kids Yoga Classes

Yoga builds confidence, reduces stress and anxiety and improves children’s overall well-being. But mostly, it’s a whole lot of FUN!

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Breastfeeding Consultations

Book an in person or online breastfeeding consultation.

There are many different hurdles that women may face on their breastfeeding journey but with the caring support of an IBCLC most hurdles can be overcome.

As an IBCLC, I listen to your experience and concerns and ask about your breastfeeding goals. Together we will create a breastfeeding plan that suits you and your family. A breastfeeding consultation can help you at any stage on your breastfeeding journey.

Empathic support and evidence based information are the key to my breastfeeding support.

Online consultations last approximately 1 hour and in person consultations, in your home, last approximately 1.5-2 hours. A pre-consultation booking form gives me background information to prepare for the consultation. You will also receive a written care plan following the call and a follow up phone call or email to catch up within the first week.

Same day appointments are often available. To book a consultation please complete the contact form noting your preference for morning, afternoon or evening.

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Upcoming Classes

Antenatal Classes

Breastfeeding Preparation Classes

Baby Massage Classes

My Blog

Maternity Restrictions are Inhumane.

In a recent statement, the Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE announced an easing of the visiting restrictions in maternity hospitals. I want to be positive and believe […]

Covid-19 What the first week of restrictions has taught me.

It is only March and we can already be certain that 2020 will never be forgotten. In decades to come we will recount stories of social restrictions on […]

Women’s Health After Motherhood – Participating in the Mammi Study

I first heard of the MAMMI study in 2012 during the booking visit for my first pregnancy. A team of researchers in Trinity College were looking into the […]

Breastfeeding Tips to get you started

We all know breastfeeding is very natural, but we also know plenty of women who had problems in the early days. Many breastfeeding journeys end much earlier than […]