AIMS Ireland AGM – March 14th

Please join us at our 2015 AIMS Ireland AGM  14th March, 11:30am – 4pm at Outhouse, Capel Street, Dublin 1. Exclusive first look at next tranche of What Matters to You 2014 survey results Krysia Lynch Co Chair AIMSI “What… Read More

AIMS Ireland Statement: Midwife Philomena Canning Reinstated

Feb 27, 2015: AIMS Ireland Statement regarding Philomena Canning being reinstated to practice by HSE Once again, AIMSI would like to highlight the stark inconsistencies with which the HSE will shut down an independent midwife’s practice with ‘no… Read More

Breaking News: AIMS Ireland release survey result from nearly 3,000 women on issue of Consent in Maternity Care #WMTY2014

Monday, February 2, 2015: The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first wave of statistics from their “What Matters to You?” 2014 (WMTY) survey highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during… Read More

Ireland’s Maternal Death Rate – Depends on who you are asking.

From the AIMS Ireland blog, Ireland: No Country For Pregnant Women: http://nocountryforpregnantwomen.blogspot.ie/2015/01/irelands-maternal-death-rate-depends-on.html In Today’s Irish Times, John Fitzgerald shares a piece on CSO statistics for Ireland called, ‘Vital Statistics’ sheds light on inequalities in life expectancy”. The articles… Read More

A Year in Review of Irish Maternity Services – 2014 AIMS Ireland

AIMS Ireland look back over 2014 with this short video. Thank you to everyone who marched with us, shared our information, and supported us over the year.  We would especially like to thank our members and those who… Read More

AIMS Ireland statement on the removal of somatic support to a woman with an unviable foetus of 18 weeks gestation

AIMS Ireland welcomes the High Court Judgement of the 26th December 2014 that somatic support be switched off for a woman who was declared clinically dead on December 3rd 2014. Our sympathies go out to her family and… 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

AIMS Ireland Statement (Sept 24th): Philomena Canning indemnity suspension

AIMS Ireland Statement (Sept 24, 2014) Philomena Canning AIMS Ireland statement published to social media September 24, 2014 Philomena Canning #isupportphilomenacanning AIMS Ireland is disappointed to learn that while grieving families struggle to get information from authorities about… Read More

Breaking News: Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services

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

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