Patricia Weldon is a Chartered Physiotherapist, a Prenatal & Birth therapist and a mother of four children. She has spent a life time working with mothers and babies. With 36 years clinical experience in many different clinical settings and as part of a multidisciplinary early intervention team, Patricia takes a holistic view on health, healing and development. She is passionate about helping parents with their new born babies and children.
Patricia graduated from Dublin School of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin 1983. She is long time member of I.S.C.P., Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and is a member of the CPP Paediatric special interest group
As a newly qualified physiotherapist, Patricia went to Malawi with Volunteer Service Overseas, where she worked with mothers and babies in a large hospital in Blantyre. It was a truly amazing experience. Her time there opened her eyes to a whole new way of working with mothers and babies.
Herself a mother of four, Patricia fully understands what it is to be a parent and a mother. She also understands what it is to be a baby finding your way in life. Her mission through Understand Babies and The Early Start Hub is to help make life easier for parents and babies through providing training, coaching and therapies.
Patricia places a high value on professional development. She regularly gives talks, mentors students and runs training workshops. To train other professionals in the world of early imprinting, birth patterning, bonding & attachment and early development, Patricia developed the Mother and Child Online Training Program. It is available in the professional library on this website. She also developed and co wrote the programme and facilitator manual for the DIT Grange Gorman Community Integrated Play Group for Senior Citizens and Toddlers. This Pilot programme is now in its third year and has been a great success.
For further information, please email her on email@example.com
"Patricia helped me in ways with my baby that I did not even know were possible. My daughter was born by c-section and was a baby who startled very easily. When I first brought her to Patricia at 2 weeks old she could immediately see that my baby was very activated and was finding it hard to regulate and stay in the calm zone for long periods. The work she did with my baby was transformative. She became a very settled, contented baby who was easily able to transition from being calm to active and back to calm again. I have learnt so much from Patricia as a new Mum and she really gets you to see everything from the baby’s perspective.
She gave me huge confidence to take the time to really understand my baby so I could respond best to her and bond deeply with her. She thought me about her energy and different signals so that I could understand better how to support her. She gave me brilliant advice on really gentle techniques for settling my baby, giving her her first baths, encouraging her to roll and all the key developmental milestones. She has been a blessing to me as a Mum and I have learnt so much from her and my daughter has gained so much from her sessions . I love her gentle, kind approach with babies and it’s enabled me to truly enjoy every moment with my little girl"