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Team

Meet the family

Our Antenatal Class instructors, who are qualified and practicing Midwives, truly believe that knowledge is power and our goal is to help prepare and empower parents!

Susan

Sue

Co-Founder, Midwife and Head of Antenatal Education

Sue is co-founder of The Baby Academy, Midwife, Antenatal Instructor and a busy Mum of two. With over 15 years’ experience Sue has worked in all areas of Midwifery such as Delivery Suite, Antenatal wards, Postnatal wards, the DOMINO program and currently manages The Antenatal Education Department in one of Ireland’s largest Maternity Hospitals.

Jean

Jean

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Jean is a Midwife with over 15 year’s experience and also a Mum of two. She has been providing antenatal education for 7 years and is hugely passionate about helping expectant parents prepare for the wonderful journey ahead. She has worked in all areas of midwifery in both a hospital and community setting.

Louise

Louise

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Louise began her midwifery career in 2007 after initially training as a Nurse and brings her extensive experience to The Baby Academy having worked in antenatal, delivery and postnatal care, both in the hospital and as a Community Midwife. Louise is hugely passionate about parent education and women’s health and is a Mum to two children.

Aisling Shinnick The Baby Academy

Aisling

Midwife and Antenatal Instructor

Aisling is a Midwife working in Cork University Hospital. With extensive experience in the labour ward and postnatal ward, Aisling brings a wealth of knowledge to expectant parents. Aisling is hugely passionate about parent education and has completed the specialist antenatal education course in UCC. Aisling is widely-regarded as an antenatal expert and is passionate on sharing her wealth of knowledge to expectant first time parents in the Munster Region.

Elaine O'Rourke

Elaine O’Rourke

Paediatric First Aid Instructor

Elaine is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who has specialized in Children’s Emergency Care and works in Ireland’s busiest Children’s Emergency Department. She is a mum of two beautiful children and is also a certified ACLS instructor who provides Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training internationally to healthcare professionals involved in the provision of care to acutely ill infants and children. Elaine has a huge passion in the area of children’s health promotion and accident prevention.

Here at The Baby Academy we are looking to grow our team so that we can empower as many mothers and fathers as possible. If you are a Midwife, Doctor, Consultant, Nurse, Health professional, or if you would like to work with our ever-growing office support team, please get in touch: reception@babyacademy.ie. We’re looking for people who are passionate about helping parents.