AIMS calls for the repeal of the 8th amendment, in the wake of migrant x (20th August 2014)

Everyone in Ireland with a womb is impacted by the 8th amendment Everyone in Ireland with a womb. That’s who’s negatively impacted by the existence of the 8th amendment. This is so much broader and larger than the… Read More

Not a “consent” issue – Hamilton v HSE

As much as you may not like something, there is some comfort in knowing what you are up against. You can work towards change. You can acknowledge it – face it head on. You can rally in a… Read More

Inquest into unnecessary death of Dhara Kivlehan must call all relevant witnesses for justice to be served

(Thursday 17 July 2014) The Association for the Improvement in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland fully supports Dhara Kivlehan’s widower, Michael Kivlehan, in his criticisms of the Irish inquest into his wife’s death. AIMS Ireland pointed out that… Read More

AIMS Ireland Statement: Resignation of Noel Daly

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AIMS Ireland (AIMSI) welcome today’s resignation of Mr. Noel Daly. It was clear that was a conflict of interest around the appointment of his company Health Partnership to review maternity services in the West/Northwest region. It was very… 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

International Day of Action for Women’s Health – Closing the gaps in maternity care in Ireland

“The freedom in a country can be measured by the freedom of birth.” ~ Agnes Gereb May 28th is International Day of Action for Women’s Health. These are our demands to the Irish Government on maternity and human… Read More

Have YOU had a baby in Ireland in the last 5 years? Tell us about your experience of maternity services

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AIMS Ireland launches consumer survey for women Women who have had a baby in Ireland in the last five years are invited to take part in a national survey evaluating women’s experiences and choices of birth. AIMS Ireland,… Read More

New HSE birth statistics show a continuing high level of interventions including C-sections, instrumental deliveries and episiotomies

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First time mothers struggle to avoid an intervention in labour  Figures show a lack of support nationally for mothers planning vaginal birthsafter Caesareans The HSE has released detailed figures of birth statistics from Ireland’s 19 public maternity units for… Read More

Maternity services consumer group welcomes Rotunda’s decision to withdraw from homebirth MOU – HSE Home Birth Service should be fit for purpose

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The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services (AIMS), Ireland today welcomed the decision by the Consultant Body in Rotunda Maternity Hospital to refuse to engage in the sign off process of the HSE Home Birth Service. Under new… Read More

Women speak out in their hundreds about their experiences in the Irish maternity system following Prime Time programme

AIMS Ireland repeats call for an immediate review of maternity services in Ireland and questions delay (Wednesday 5 February 2014) Following the broadcast last week of the Prime Time documentary on the deaths of four babies in Port… Read More