Kirsty’s interest in birth began in 1998 when meeting an independent midwife in the UK influenced her subsequent extensive travels through Sub Saharan Africa.
When living and travelling in Mozambique and Swaziland Kirsty immersed herself in the rich tribal culture. This unique opportunity provided first-hand experience of how women and midwives approached pregnancy, birth and early childcare. Profoundly influenced by the women’s knowledge of traditional midwifery Kirsty returned to Ireland with an ignited passion for birth.
Kirsty trained with the International Association of Infant Massage as CIMI and Trainer, an array of holistic therapies for pregnancy, as a doula, Midwife and then as a yoga teacher. The balance of clinical and complementary therapies is very much entwined.
Forty Weeks was established in 2002 in Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland.
Kirsty currently works as an NHS community midwife and at a holistic clinic in Southampton where she sees clients from preconception to motherhood in one to one treatments and classes. She provides Instructor trainings in Ireland bringing positive, nurturing touch to more and more families.
The long term vision is to provide a blend of holistic and clinical care, potentially moving back across the water to Cork.
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