Parenthood Support

Before you even have your baby and become a parent, Cuidiú has much to offer. Anyone is welcome to attend any of our meetings before the birth of their baby.

It can be very valuable to talk to other Mums who have given birth. Meetings are held in an informal setting, where you can chat to other mums and listen to their experiences. By tapping into our network of support before you have your baby, it can be much easier to ask for support in the early days at home with your new baby.

Parenthood Supporters are a group of Cuidiú members who can provide a listening ear and support for anyone who would like to talk in confidence about the ups and downs of parenting. They are available by phone and regularly attend Cuidiu events.

Cork Parent-to-Parent Supporters

General enquiries –

Bernadetta Lny
Breda OShea
Catriona Sweeney
Fiona Collins – 086 847 4301
Helen Corcoran – 085 745 4500
Jane ORegan – 086 391 4905
Karoline Kinnerk – 087 278 6676
Madhu Panda – 087 215 9735
Melanie Grace

National Database of Parent-to-parent supporters can be found here:

Cuidiú also operates an Experience Register which is a list of parents who have or had a particular experience(s) and are willing to talk and share with others about them. Being able to talk about concerns with others in the same situation as you can be helpful and every enquiry is handled in a sensitive and strictly confidential manner.

This list outlines the areas included in the experience register:

  • Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (VBAC)
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Water birth
  • Homebirth
  • Premature Birth
  • Caesarean Section
  • Cleft Lip
  • Club Foot (Talipes)
  • Stillbirth
  • Post-Natal Depression
  • Breastfeeding
  • Tongue-tied Baby
  • Colic
  • Reflux/Projectile Vomiting
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Classes in Early Childhood
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Group B Streptococcus (GBS)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Constipation in a Child
  • Twins
  • Cystic Hygroma
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Enuresis (Bedwetting)
  • West Syndrome
  • Gifted Children

Members: If you wish to put your name forward for any of the areas below please let us know. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Allergies, Eczema, Miscarriage, Crying Babies, Neo-Natal Death, Dyslexia, Sleeping Problems

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