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Anabela AlmeidaA little about me...


My name is Anabela Almeida.  Born and raised in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, from a very young age I felt the calling of helping others. In 2006 I completed my Nursing Degree and started working in a general hospital in Lisbon.

In 2007 love brought me to Ireland and I began working as a nurse in St Luke’s General Hospital. I loved my job, but after having my first baby I fell in love with “mummies and babies” world and decided to do a Higher Diploma in Midwifery. 

Working in a maternity hospital is a beautiful and enriching experience. As the proud mother of 4 children, all I’ve learned from the books merged with what I learned from real life.

In 2013 I trained with the International Association of Infant Massage and qualified as a CIMI (Certified Infant Massage Instructor), and have taught more than 200 families the gift baby massage.

In 2016, I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). This is a qualification created by UNICEF and WHO to define and maintain the highest standards of lactation support. It is internationally considered the highest qualification in breastfeeding and lactation. I was also awarded the Professional Certificate for the Examination of the Newborn by UCD in 2018.

I am very happy to be able to offer my services to the families in Kilkenny and surrounding areas, and to contribute to many happy motherhood journeys.



Anabela Almeida

RGN, RM, CIMI, IBCLC, mother & wife