Statement from AIMSI on the publication of the MAMMI STUDY

Dublin, Tuesday November 8th 2016 The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services in Ireland (AIMSI) welcomes today’s publication of the MAMMI (Maternal health And Maternal Morbidity in Ireland) study. AIMSI is keen to point out, however, that… Read More

Midwife-Led Birth is Safe Birth

Midwife led care - AIMS Ireland

Midwife-Led Birth is Safe Birth. At Home, Hospital or Freestanding. Safe for women and babies. Better outcomes for women and babies Cost effective for health services. Read the latest evidence:… NICE recommendations re home births in England and… Read More

Breaking News: Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options: Appropriate Maternity Care could save Exchequer 18.6 million per annum.

Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options. Appropriate Maternity Care could save Exchequer 18.6 million per annum. The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services… Read More

Did You Know: The National Obstetric Guidelines for Ireland include VBAC(2)?

What is a VBAC? A VBAC is when a woman gives birth vaginally after a previous Caesarean Section. Sometimes, you will see a number following VBAC – this indicates that a woman has had more than one previous… Read More

Did you know: Home birth is as safe as hospital birth?

I’ll just say that again in case you didn’t read the title properly or you thought it was a misprint! Home birth is as safe as hospital birth. In fact some studies have shown home birth to actually… Read More

Choices in Pregnancy and Birth in Ireland

Period late? Feeling tired? Sore breasts? Over emotional? These are all signs of pregnancy. Most mothers choose to further confirm such physical symptoms with a pregnancy test. Once you have a positive pregnancy test then a world of… Read More

The ten best things about having a home birth

Krysia Lynch, home birth mum gives us her top ten reasons why home birth rocks! You get to know your carer and you get continuity of care from the first visit in early pregnancy to the last visit… Read More

How and Where your baby is born – Who gets to decide?

Today, a landmark case will be heard in the Four Courts in Dublin. Aja Teehan vs HSE is a High Court challenge against the HSE and the Department of Health seeking judicial review of the refusal to grant… Read More

The Mysterious Placenta and the Third Stage of Labour

Did you know, the placenta has always been thought of as a mysterious and powerful organ?  Since ancient times, the placenta has been a great source of mystery and importance. Many cultures have viewed the placenta as a… Read More

Healthy Births for Healthy Babies: Deferred Cord Clamping

During pregnancy, labour, and birth there are many choices to make which can affect the health of ourselves and our babies. You might feel that all the ‘big decisions’ to make are over once your baby is born…. Read More