AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth

10th November 2020 AIMSI Statement on HSE Suspension of Waterbirth Pregnant people planning a waterbirth have contacted AIMS having been informed by their healthcare providers that waterbirth is no longer an option offered by the HSE. They have… 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

Capacity pregnancy and consent: Disability and the 8th amendment

Our Aims Are Shared Maria NI Fhlatharta It’s a fact that everyone should know before they vote in May – it really is the crux of the debate –Is that people who are pregnant in Ireland are not able to… Read More

“May I break your waters?” Information on Artificial Rupture of Membranes

One of the most common forms of routine interference in labour is an artificial rupture of membranes (ARM) – sometimes referred to as ‘breaking’ or ‘releasing’ your waters. Protecting your baby – the important job of amniotic fluid… Read More