Birthing women in Mulingar Regional Hospital only “allowed” partner support for the last 30 minutes of labour.

AIMS Ireland urges the IEHG to reconsider compromising the safety of mothers and babies during labour and birth by limiting the presence and support of a trusted birth partner at MRH

AIMS Ireland receives response from HSE on ban of birth partners in Regional Hospital Mulingar

** COVID 19 – HOSPITAL POLICIES Update** We received this response from the Department of Health and the Office of the National Women & Infants Health Programme at 13.09 today April 1st, 2020 “With regard to partners being… Read More

AIMS Ireland guide to visiting restrictions in Irish Maternity Hospitals

AIMS Ireland have collated all the information currently available on maternity care restrictions and COVID-19 for all units in Ireland from the HSE. These are attached here. Source HSE. These are also available for download as a pdf… Read More

COVID-19 Virus infection and breastfeeding in Ireland

Questions and evidence based research about breastfeeding and coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Virus Infection and Pregnancy in Ireland

AIMS Ireland has adapted the RCOG guidelines and questions and answers for pregnant people and their families for COVID-19 to suit maternity services in Ireland. We have also referred to other sources of information pertinent to Ireland, which… Read More

Induction of Labour: Clinically necessary or routine intervention?

Trigger Warning: Induction, birth trauma, stillbirth We are increasingly concerned by the number of maternity service users reporting feeling coerced and bullied into induction of labour. There seems to be a particular correlation between this and people aged… Read More

Women don’t give birth like robots – The Late Late Show gets it wrong

On the 10th May 2019 RTE s Late Late Show chose to air a piece in which a dummy (woman) was laid supine on a bed with her entire lower half exposed to the nation whilst she was… Read More

AIMS Ireland responds to Joe Duffy RTE Radio 1 Liveline birth stories

AIMS Ireland welcomes the attention given on The Joe Duffy RTE Radio 1 Show Liveline to users of the Irish Maternity Services who have experienced poor care. RTE was inundated last week with stories from women, some from… Read More

Abortion care and clinical governance in Ireland

In light of the recent debate in the Dail that a current patient of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital was denied treatment for a clinically diagnosed Fatal Foetal pregnancy by the Board of Guardians and Directors,… Read More

Abortion Service in Ireland

The latest information on the provision of abortion services in Ireland starting on the 1st January 2019