Tina is originally from Ireland but moved to Brussels in 1992 to work for the European Commission where she met her husband Richard, who is Dutch. They married in The Netherlands in 1995. Now a mother of two young children, Aoife, and Rían, she knows from her own experience what it is like to give birth in a foreign maternity system and the difficulties you may encounter. She can empathise with expatriate Mums and Dads and understand that they may have specific concerns. She also has a wide knowledge of maternity systems in the U.K., Ireland, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic and has contacts with her colleagues in those countries. Tina holds an up-to-date NCT license to practice as an antenatal teacher in Europe.
Following the demands of her clients again, she did her initial training with the Irish Red Cross and completed my training as a St John's Ambulance Training Instructor in the Autumn of 2007. Tina now has experience teaching courses in Emergency Life Support and Basic First Aid for babies and young children. Teaching is a great joy to Tina, who feels that in sharing her knowledge as an expatriate mother, supported by the relevant training, she hopes to provide her students with an experience that is both positive and empowering.
Tina holds an up-to-date NCT license to practice as an antenatal teacher in Europe, is a certified St John's Ambulance Training Instructor, and has also trained as an infant massage instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage.