Your baby has the best guide in life – that’s you.
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.
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Avril Flynn Youtube channelCheck 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 iron40% 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 MidwifeIron 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 PregnancyMany 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 & CorkWe 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 skinBabies 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 babyDo 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 bagWhen 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 safetyAvril shares her safety tips to help your little one have the best nights sleep possible.
02:03 Mar 13, 2019
Motherboard PodcastMotherboard, 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 & RelationshipsThis 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
InfertilityIn 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 ScreensAvril 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 TeensAvril 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 ChristmasIn 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
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Length: 10 min | Published: Mar 01, 2020
Fertility TalksWelcome 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 BeatThe 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 RealThis 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 BareIn 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 WorkAvril 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.
Heavily Pregnant Woman Showering With Husband Backfires Hilariously: 'Ouch'he internet has been left in stitches after a woman shared how a shower with her husband went wrong. An 8-month pregnant Reddit user by the name of u/stayathomeplantfam shared the story on Friday.
Newsweek.com - June 28, 2022
This crisis shows that when the chips are down, Irish people step forwardMother-of-one Avril Flynn, who lives in Dublin, is one of the thousands of healthcare workers to answer Ireland's call to sign up to go back to work in the public health service.
Independent.ie - March 19, 2020
How midwife Avril Flynn steered me through my tough pandemic pregnancyMidwife and birth education practitioner Avril Flynn changed Miriam Burke’s perspective on pregnancy and labour in the most empowering way.
Avril Flynn – ArticleAvril Flynn LLB BSc(Mid) has worked in the midwifery field for over 10 years. Avril is a registered midwife and has worked in both a private maternity setting and in some of the busiest maternity units in the public system, as a fertility nurse and of course, as a mother herself.
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Infant Massage: The Power of Human Touch – ArticleOne of the very many lovely things I do in my job as a midwife, and have the privilege and pleasure of, is to hold newborn babies – the joy has never waned for one minute! I do not think there is anything as soft, precious or beautiful as newborn skin – like the perfect mixture of the softest velvet and rose petals. Encouraging parents to learn to care for that skin, that newborn, and enjoy holding, touching and getting familiar with their new little human can take some time.
All 4 Maternity - April 04, 2021
Special Report: Pathways to Parenthood for LGBTQI+ Families – ArticleAvril Flynn set up her practice to be totally inclusive of women and families of every shape and size, having noticed that there were no antenatal birth or baby educators who specifically considered the varied needs of the LGBTQI+ community. Through the pandemic and having moved online, the need for her service has never been greater. She shares some of her knowledge about the varied ways in which the queer community can grow their families. Avril is a passionate advocate for inclusivity and inclusion and feels that change is possible through better understanding and education, particularly of student midwives.
All 4 Maternity - April 02, 2021
How To Get Past A Bad Birth Experience When You're Pregnant Again – ArticlePregnancy and labour are life-changing events. I wish I could say that all experiences were positive, that when you were pregnant and during your birthing experience you felt cared for, supported and that your voice was heard at all times.
Changes in the management of iron in pregnancy – ArticleThere is now a growing body of evidence which suggests that proactively preventing the progression from low iron to treating iron deficiency in pregnancy with scientifically modern supplements might offer the best course of action, rather than traditional oral iron supplements or treating with high-dose iron medicines later. Despite the huge importance of iron for human health, it is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world (World Health Organization, 2008). For many years, this has been a neglected area of study or improvement (Auerbach and Georgieff, 2020).
British Journal of Midwifery - September 02, 2020
The Irish Neonatal Health Alliance (INHA) highlights the charities ‘Milestone Cards’ initiative supported by WaterWipes to mark today’s 11th global World Prematurity DayToday, November 17th, marks ‘World Prematurity Day’. For the 11th year running, this day internationally aims to raise awareness of the difficulties and challenges that this particularly vulnerable group of babies, and their families, face. Premature means that the baby makes an early entrance into the world before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. In Ireland nearly 4500 little babies are born prematurely, and around the globe it’s close to 150 million infants.
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Avril Flynn – ArticleAvril is a Midwife, Childbirth Educator, Hypnobirth & Mindfulness Teacher and mum to Felix. She runs her own business, aptly names avrilflynn.com and is the co-presenter of the Stripped Bare podcast.
Skin-to-skin contact between father and baby is vitally importantClose contact with dad brings about many of the same remarkable benefits as it does with mum. There is an undeniable amount of research on the natural benefits of skin-to-skin contact for mum and baby.
Irish Times - Oct 16, 2019
Maternal Mental Health Illness – ArticleAvril Flynn, Motherboard podcast presenter, mum-of-one and midwife, is highlighting Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day which falls on May 1st.
Family Friendly HQ, Mar 1, 2019
This is what it’s like to be a midwife in Ireland – ArticleThe team at Family Friendly HQ have launched their new podcast, Motherboard! Click here to listen in. Episode 1 features Avril Flynn, their resident midwife, so here she is giving her Top 3 Tips for Changing a Nappy!
Family Friendly HQ, May 5, 2019