Why does #wearedelivering hurt?

by Sinéad O’Rourke   I found myself astonished yesterday as I watched an unfolding of defensiveness across the Irish maternity services following Jacky Jones’s opinion piece in Tuesday’s Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/…/ireland-s-maternity-services-an… In Jacky’s piece, which was prompted by… Read More

AIMS Ireland Statement on the publication of Judge Maureen Harding-Clark’s report into the Surgical Symphysiotomy Ex Gratia Payment Scheme and media commentary on the same.

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland  is outraged at the suggestion that the survivors of symphysiotomy have exaggerated, or been in some way dishonest, in their claims in what has been a long and… Read More

B’s Birth Trauma story

In terms of my own experience, the birth if my first son was straight forward and I found myself walking on air afterwards, I expected that the birth of my second child would be the same. But it… Read More

Dispelling Myths: Birth Experience Doesn’t Matter (All that Matters is a Healthy Baby)

Dispelling Myths: Birth Experience Doesn’t Matter (All that Matters is a Healthy Baby) From the moment you get a positive pregnancy test, your mind begins racing. These early hours and days are spent trying to organise where you will… Read More

AIMS Ireland’s Professional Counselling, support, and complaints resource list

Sometimes, following the birth of a baby, women may need help to work through how they are feeling. They may be feeling anxious, over-whelmed, depressed, or perhaps they are trying to work through a difficult, scary, or traumatic birthing experience. There are many… Read More