Cairde is a community development organisation working to tackle health inequalities among ethnic minority communities by improving ethnic minority access to health services, and ethnic minority participation in health planning and delivery.


The Irish Childbirth Trust provide support services in Antenatal and Birth Preparation, Breastfeeding, Postnatal and Parenthood. Cuidi̼ publishes a Consumer Guide to Maternity Services which gives information on every Maternity Hospital and Unit in the Republic of Ireland Рan invaluable resource for expectant parents. For the latest report, visit: Cuidiu Consumer Guide to Maternity Services.

Doula Association of Ireland

The Doula Association of Ireland is a community of mothers and doulas that promotes, develops, and supports doulas and the doula profession.

Homebirth Association of Ireland

The Home Birth Association is a voluntary group, founded in 1982 to give information and support to those considering and opting for home birth.

Irish Doula Directory

This directory lists doulas who are currently known to work in Ireland, offering support to mothers and families during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Doulas who would like to be included to the directory contact

Irish Midwifery E-Group

A group set up to informally share, discuss and disseminate information related to maternity care in Ireland among Irish midwives, other professionals and women interested in maternity services in Ireland.

Patient Focus

Patient Focus is an Irish organisation which aims to preserve and enhance patient rights in all healthcare settings

Irish Premature Babies

Irish premature babies is a voluntary organisation set up in Ireland by parents who had a premature baby. They offer support and information and seek to promote the issues faced by parents of preterm babies.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland

Voluntary body supporting women and men through pregnancy loss.

A Little Lifetime Foundation (formerly ISANDS)

Voluntary organisation providing support and information for bereaved parents and promoting awareness among the medical, nursing and clerical professions and the general public about the needs of bereaved families.

Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland, SANDAI)

A newly formed not-for-profit organisation founded by a group of bereaved parents who came together to offer hope and support to other parents.

Irish Multiple Births Association

Provides support for parents expecting multiples or who have them.