Post-Show Discussions: Harbour Playhouse, Dublin

Daughters of the Revolution Panellists

March 2016


Friday, March 4th:


Helen Guinane: Editor for the Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) Journal


Deb Davis: A birth doula with 10 years’ experience.  She is also a GentleBirth Instructor and is one of the triad that makes up the Wicklow Doulas


Professor Chris Fitzpatrick: Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Master of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital 2006-2012 and Associate Clinical Professor in Women’s and Children’s Health, University College Dublin



Saturday, March 5th:


Dr Jennifer Donnelly: Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Rotunda Hospital, Dublin


Gosia Stach: Sociologist, School of Nursing and Midwifery TCD


Benig Mauger:  Psychotherapist, pre and perinatal psychologist and author of Reclaiming the Spirituality of Birth: Healing for Mothers and Babies (2000), Songs from the Womb: Healing the Wounded Mother (1998), and Love in a time of broken heart: healing from within (2008)


Bethann Linstra: Participant in the Daughters of the Revolution devising workshops


Sunday, March 6th:


Philomena Canning: A midwife with over 30 years’ experience. She has practiced abroad in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, including with Aboriginal people in the remote Australian central dessert for 4 years, and at home in Ireland in homebirth practice for 14yrs. Philomena is the co-founder and chair of Midwives for Choice


Paula Barry: Research Midwife, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital. Paula has become passionate about Midwifery practice with particular interest in antenatal and intrapartum care. She embraces the philosophy of pregnancy and birth being a normal, healthy, life event for most women and constantly strives to protect and promote the autonomous role of the Midwife. Paula in her role as Practice Development Co-ordinator has been instrumental in many developments to enhance the provision of maternity care at the CWIUH.


Marie O’Connor: Sociologist, health correspondent, and Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy.  She is the author of Women and Birth: A National Study of Intentional Home Birth in Ireland, Birth Tides: turning towards home birth (1995), and Bodily Harm: Symphysiotomy and Pubiotomy in Ireland 1944–92 (2011).

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