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

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

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

Did you know? – Epidural pain relief and breastfeeding: New research

“The only thing as consistent as birth pain has been the search to eradicate it, pharmaceutically” – Tina Cassidy, Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born Pain medications in childbirth have been sought for millennia. Egyptians… 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

Healthy Births for Healthy Mothers and Babies

Becoming a parent is full of new, exciting and sometimes difficult experiences and decisions. You may already have an idea of the kind of pregnancy and birth experience you would like, or you may not even know where… 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