As a mother of four, Patricia fully understands what it is to be a parent and a mother. With 38 years clinical experience as a paediatric physiotherapist working with babies and children, Patricia understands the many challenges parents and babies face in the early weeks and months following birth. She takes a holistic view on health, healing and development and is passionate about helping parents with their new born babies and children.
While every birth is unique, all birth is physical and it is a major event for both mum and baby. Birth can be traumatic particularly when it has been a difficult birth. It can be a lonely time and it can be difficult to know where to turn for the professional advice and support that is needed. We provide a range of supports for mums, dads and babies including one to one consultations, training, coaching and group work. Our mission at Understand Babies and The Early Start Hub is to help make life easier for parents and babies. For more information on how we can help send a message using the contact us form.
Are you a Professional interested in learning more about creating safety, working with trauma and self care?
Are you a Manager interested in staff training and development?
Patricia can help you with this. She is a certified QQI Train the Trainer with distinction and is currently studying the PPNE Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate Program with APPPAH. She has facilitated many workshops for healthcare workers.
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"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"