The 8th amendment : my life matters

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Guest Blog by Lee Martin Manifesto: I believe my life is important – more important than that of another life that hasn’t been born yet – not equal to, MORE important. Now let me break this down for you,… Read More

AIMS Ireland: March for Choice 2017

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Aims Ireland marched for Choice again  in 2017. We campaign for choice in all aspects of the maternity services in Ireland. This means choice in whether you want to be pregnant or not, choice in where you have… Read More

The 8th amendment; Its effects on continuing pregnancy

The Association for the Improvements in the Maternity Services have represented service users views for the last 10 years. We provide a support service to people who have had difficulties with the maternity services and we played a… Read More

National Maternity Strategy for Ireland – Implementation

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In January 2016 the National Maternity Strategy for Ireland 2016 – 2026 “Creating a better future together”,was launched by the then Minister of Health Leo Varadkar. The strategy promised far reaching changes for our maternity services, and not… Read More

Birth after caesarean with Optibirth

  Birth After Caesarean Section is a collaborative event hosted by AIMS Ireland, TCD and NUIG on Wednesday February 22nd 2017 Venue: Lecture theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin (24 D’Olier Street) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/birth-after-caesarean-section-seminar-tickets-31380311356 This… Read More

AIMSI Chairperson Krysia Lynch talking on the National Maternity Strategy for Ireland

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Days after the National Maternity Strategy for Ireland 2016 -2026 was announced for Ireland, AIMSI Chairperson, Krysia Lynch was invited onto Newstalk’s Global Village Show with Dil Wickremasinghe to discuss what AIMSI does and how the strategy will impact on… Read More

Midwife-Led Birth is Safe Birth

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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

Whatsupmum: HSE initiative

Whatsupmum “Whatsupmum” is an interactive initiative developed by Healthcare Help Ltd for the HSE using apps and videos providing free advice to pregnant women and their families. Describing itself as “Your complete guide to pregnancy, birth, and parenthood”,… Read More

Did You Know: a healthy full-term pregnancy is measured between 37 – 42 weeks?

Most pregnancies go to full term, which means that a woman will go into spontaneous labour some time between the 37 and 42 week mark. Our campaign is called 42 weeks to reflect that the vast majority of… 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