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Avril’s expertise as a registered midwife in both a private maternity setting as well as some of the busiest maternity units in the public system alongside her experience as a fertility nurse and of course, as a mother herself has given her a unique world view.

Avril is the current host of the Motherboard podcast, she hosts live events empowering women and mothers and is the midwife-in-residence writing for familyfriendlyhq.ie






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Avril Flynn Youtube channel

Check out all the latest videos on my own youtube channel. Midwife, Mother, Antenatal & Childbirth Educator, Podcast and Live Event Presenter. I'm passionate about enabling people to feel supported, make informed decisions and take the fear out of birth and babies one bump at a time!




Avoiding treatment failure with oral iron

40% of women have inadequate iron levels, and most iron supplements are poorly absorbed and cause uncomfortable side effects.


16:44 1 Apr, 2022


Avril Flynn - Expert Midwife

Iron Supplement Active Iron, Pregnancy Plus


0:31 11 Mar, 2022


Optimum iron dosage in pregnancy What does the evidence tell us?

The importance of Iron, the progressive journey, challenges and current guidelines.


27:15 13 Aug, 2021


Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy

Many pregnant women are not getting the right amount of iron. For mothers, the risks of iron deficiency include poor cognition and low productivity, fatigue, palpitations, depression, low mood and anaemia. For babies: preterm birth, low birth-weight and – at the extreme end – congenital abnormalities, cognitive impairment, and a higher risk of perinatal mortality.


21:10 Feb 27, 2020


Minding Mum events in Dublin & Cork

We teamed up with Lidl Ireland to host two special #MindingMum events in Dublin and Cork.


1:00 Sept 10, 2019


Meet the Midwife – How to care for a baby’s skin

Babies have sensitive skin. They need all the love and care in the world.
Our favourite midwife, Avril Flynn, is here to educate us mums about baby skincare.


02:18 Apr 1, 2019


Meet the Midwife – How to care for a sick baby

Do you ever find yourself a bit lost on what to do when your baby is sick? We all do! Have no fear. Our favourite midwife, Avril Flynn, is here to educate us mums about coughs, colds, and high temperatures.


04:22 Mar 25, 2019


Meet the Midwife – How to pack a hospital bag

When you’re expecting, a checklist for your Hospital Bag is the last thing you need to be worrying about. So, don’t worry. We brought our favourite midwife in to get you covered!


02:03 Mar 13, 2019


Meet the Midwife – Sleep safety

Avril shares her safety tips to help your little one have the best nights sleep possible.


02:03 Mar 13, 2019

Motherboard Podcast

Motherboard, brought to you by Lidl, is created by mothers for mothers. Let’s face it, motherhood is hard at times – it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, like social media may portray. Motherboard was created to offer a different perspective on motherhood - an honest perspective. The podcast delves into the candid, nitty-gritty details of everyday life of parenting. Expect raw, frank conversation from our diverse panel. No subject is off limits and everything from wobblers and toddlers to those difficult teenage years will be discussed.




Sex & Relationships

This episode of Motherboard explores the world of Sex & Relationships. Avril Flynn is joined by Ireland’s only Sexologist Emily Power Smith, The Fabulous Pharmacist Laura Dowling and Blogger and mum of four Laura Doyle. The panel discusses how sex and relationships change and evolve from pregnancy ...


35:05 Mar 1, 2019 11:11 AM


Infertility

In this episode of Motherboard, Avril is joined by author, RTÉ Meteorologist and founder of Infertility Charity Pomegranate Joanna Donnelly, Mum of one and blogger Alison Collins and Fertility Coach Helena Tubridy. The panel discuss the various issues surrounding Infertility.


39:45 Feb 15, 2019 12:33 AM


Kids and Screens

Avril Flynn is joined by Laura Doyle, Avril White and Neurological Developmental Therapist Ollywn Moran. In this episode the panel discuss the effects screens have on our children; They explore everything from creating addiction-like behaviour to viewing unsuitable content and talking to strangers online.


35:05 Mar 1, 2019 11:11 AM


Raising Teens

Avril Flynn is joined by comedian Emma Doran, MC & Stylist Carol Byrne and Clinical Psychotherapist Joanna Fortune. In this episode the panel discuss the ups and downs of Raising Teens.


02:18 Apr 1, 2019


The Guide to surviving Christmas

In this special festive episode of Motherboard, Avril is joined by Laura Doyle from Love, Life and Little Ones, Tracey Quinn from Love of Living and Child Psychotherapist and author Joanna Fortune. The panel chat about navigating the Christmas period, while keeping your sanity in tact!


40:15 Dec 10, 2019


Midwife Avril

Midwife Avril by Jennifer Zamparelli


Length: 10 min    |    Published: Mar 01, 2020


Fertility Talks

Welcome to the sixth episode of our second season of Fertility Talks, the Thérapie Fertility podcast. Bringing you honest conversation about infertility, trying to conceive and accessing fertility treatment in Ireland.


Length: 32 min 39 sec    |    Published: Mar 11, 2022


The Beat

The Beat podcast is designed for healthcare professionals only and is brought to you by Nutricia. In this episode of The Beat podcast, our regular host Avril, a Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Hypnobirthing practitioner, talks to fellow midwife, Pip. Pip is currently working as a Delivery Suite Sister and has a wealth of experience supporting parents-to-be through all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Pip has trained and worked in some of the leading maternity units in the UK, and is also the founder of Midwife Pip, a midwifery platform that aims to provide parents-to-be with the latest pregnancy advice, antenatal classes and postpartum support services. During this episode, Avril and Pip focus on the topic of parents’ feeding choices. They discuss their personal observations of working closely with new parents-to-be, talk about how those parents are deciding on whether to breastfeed, formula feed or combination feed, and the challenges in helping parents to make informed decisions about what is right for them.


Length: 23 min 4 sec    |    Published: Mar 1, 2022


Ready To Be Real

This episode is all about labour and childbirth and my guest is midwife and childbirth educator, Avril Flynn. She lives in Dublin with her husband Garret, their 3 year old son Felix and their dog Finn! And in this conversation she takes us from that first contraction right through to that glorious cup of tea and slice toast after you give birth! We also share our own positive birth experiences making this a valuable listen especially for first timers. She’s honest and naturally funny and her advice is reassuring, practical and empowering.


Length: 1 hr 18 min    |    Published: Sep 2021


Stripped Bare

In part two of Kevin’s story, Avril, Laura D & Laura Fab talk about his marriage breakdown & recovery from alcohol misuse. Kevin has a knack for turning the saddest of situations into a positive with his good-humoured and funny outlook on life.


Length: 31 min 11 sec    |    Published: Aug, 2021

Published Work

Avril is the midwifery expert writing for Familyfriendly.hq; Irelands fun and informative family lifestyle website. No subject is off limits and Avril’s writes about every thing from maternal mental health to fertility.