GentleBirth combines brain science, birth science and technology to empower positive birth through preparation.The program, which includes training and education in mindfulness, hypnosis, CBT and sports psychology is well established, backed by evidence based research and the successful positive births and testimonials of thousands of women around the world. Founded in 2006 by Tracy Donegan, GentleBirth has grown to become a global leader in childbirth education. GentleBirth has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Mountain View, California, certified instructors that hail from more than a dozen countries and our mobile app is available on iOS and Android in 155 countries.

Having studied a number of other Childbirth education methods, I always felt that there was something missing from their approaches. When I first heard about Gentlebirth I was hugely excited by the holistic approach and the fact that their ethos was on having an amazing birth experience regardless of the circumstances or type of delivery. I also love the fact that where many other child birth educators forget about the birthing partner or have them as an afterthought; for Gentlebirth, the partner is key to every positive birth experience.


I’m delighted to be a certified instructor bringing GentleBirth to my native Fermanagh for the first time as well as working with the wider Gentlebirth team to explore ways to tailor the program to help other disabled mums and their partners to have the birth experience they have always dreamed of.