Irene Bourquin trained as a registered nurse and midwife at Greys hospital ,Pietermaritzburg ,Kwa Zulu Natal. She was encouraged by the gynaecologists at her training hospital to start childbirth education classes. They believed that education about Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting could only benefit their clients. Clearly ahead of their time!
The family transferred to Somerset West in the Cape where Irene still lives and works running classes for pregnant couples, teens and single women. Irene has added the very popular Men’s only and Grandparents only classes since then.
She attends educational workshops and conferences both locally and Internationally to ensure she practises relevant, current, evidence based medicine, having recently attended a researched based, conference in Las Vegas, America.
She has a sense of humour and an ongoing passion for her work. Her biggest achievements she claims is having two lovely daughters who run their own successful company’s, while at the same time never forgetting to give back to those less fortunate than themselves