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Jen Derham Dip. NLC IHS, mFNTP UKICHA

Hey there, I'm Jen! I'm a wife, mom to three amazing daughters, and a passionate advocate for supporting women. Based in East Meath, Ireland, I'm a qualified Postpartum Doula and registered Health Coach (Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching)

In my downtime, you'll find me sipping coffee, baking, getting out in nature, doing yoga, or getting lost in a good book!

Initially, my journey in nutrition began with the intention of helping women lose weight. However, as I delved deeper into the field, I grew increasingly uncomfortable with prescribing diets, recognizing the potential harm they can inflict. Seeking further training with Laura Thomas PhD in Non-Diet Approaches to Health, Nutrition Counseling in Practice, and Advanced Counseling Skills, I also explored areas crucial to women's health such as menstrual cycle health and awareness, mindfulness, and mindful eating.

This training became the missing pieces of the puzzle. I realized I possessed the skills and tools to support women uniquely, shifting the focus from weight loss to actual health.

Reflecting on where I could make the most impact, I knew it had to be during various stages of women's health journeys and in particular the postpartum period, which as we now know lasts long beyond the clinical 6 week mark!

My personal journey into motherhood began in 1999 and was marked by its challenges. Feeling isolated and unsupported during pregnancy and the postpartum period underscored the need for a new narrative — one prioritizing women's well-being and empowerment. It wasn't until I turned 40 that I embarked on a journey of self-acceptance, body image resilience, and making peace with food and my body. I only wish I had reached this point much sooner, not only for myself but also for my daughters.

Out of this realization, Mindful Wellness was born — a safe haven for all women seeking support, understanding, and guidance on their personal wellness journeys.

As a doula and coach, I specialize in supporting women through every stage of their reproductive journey. From promoting a positive body image to advocating for non-diet approaches to health, from hands-on postpartum support in the home to newborn care, my goal is to create a space where women feel supported, informed, and empowered.

Whether you're planning for pregnancy, navigating the postpartum period, inching closer to  menopause or simply seeking support in rediscovering yourself and learning to build some healthier habits into your life, I'm here to walk alongside you.

I'm committed to staying informed and continually learning to provide you with the best possible support. So, if you're ready to embark on this journey together, I can't wait to connect with you!

 

Jen xxx

*Registered Health Coach *Qualified Postpartum Doula *Garda Vetted *Fully insured*Pediatric First Aid Trained 

*Member of UKIHCA (UK and International Health Coaches Association)  and FNTP (Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners)

*Member of The Doula Association of Ireland 

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